President & CEO
Sean Anderson is one of the founding members of Travel Traders and is currently President and CEO of the company. Prior to this he was Chairman and CEO of WH Smith’s North American retail operations.
Sean is a qualified CPA and has performed a number of corporate finance roles, including Head of M&A and Corporate Finance for the Forte Hotels Group, before moving into the retail sector.
Chief Financial and Operating Officer
Richard Manhire is one of the founding members of Travel Traders and is currently Chief Financial and Operating Officer of the company. In addition to all financial aspects of the company, Richard is responsible for Information Technology, legal matters and is involved in business development and real estate.
Richard is a qualified CPA and has performed a number of financial roles in both private practice, commerce and investment banking.
Executive Vice President Operations
Andy Thomas has overall responsibility for the day to day operation of the company’s 200 plus stores and direct operational responsibility for the eastern United States. Andy is also responsible for the company’s HR function. Andy joined the company following its creation in January 2004.
Andy has over 20 years of experience in retail operations, having worked for a number of large retail organizations both in the UK and the US.
West Region Vice President Operations
Ann is based out of the company’s West Region office in Phoenix, AZ and is responsible for the day to day operations of over 100 stores located across the western United States.
Ann has worked in a number of operational roles for Travel Traders since its inception in early 2004. Prior to that Ann performed a similar role with the same stores when they were owned by the WH Smith Group.