Our leadership

Michael Hannan

Michael Hannan has been Consultant of Viad’s Travel & Recreation Group since January 2014 having served as Group President of Travel & Recreation Group at Viad Corp. from July 2009 to January 2014.   

Mr. Hannan has over 18 years of travel and senior-level executive experience. In 2002, he joined Intrawest as Executive Vice President of Strategic and Corporate Development. He was instrumental in the negotiation and successful acquisition of Abercrombie & Kent by Intrawest in 2003, increasing company revenues by more than US$200 million. Mr. Hannan was subsequently appointed President of the world-class luxury tour operator.

Prior to joining Intrawest, Mr. Hannan served as CFO of the Canadian and Latin American division of UUNET from 1995 to 1999, where he managed the growth of revenues from $5 million to $200 million. In 1999, he took the helm of Amsterdam-based Versatel Internet Group as CEO more than doubling group revenues which included Holland’s premiere web hosting and consumer internet brands.

Mr. Hannan began his career in Toronto, ON, with Ernst & Young in 1988, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and later moved into E&Y's Toronto Mergers & Acquisitions group. He grew up in Toronto, received his Bachelor degree in Administrative and Commercial Studies from the University of Western Ontario, and continues to hold the designation of Chartered Accountant.