THE TEAM

TINA LYRA

PRINCIPAL

A dynamic top-performing entrepreneur with over 15-years of experience in the luxury travel and real estate arena in North America, South America, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean, Tina Lyra is respected as an expert in the industry. Prior to launching TL Portfolio in Brazil, Tina held leadership roles in world renown firms such as Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and Sotheby’s International Realty, amongst others.


CYNTHIA MACEDO

OFFICE MANAGER

With a degree in counseling and coaching in the USA and body therapy in Brazil, Cynthia has a extensive background in administrative and human resource positions.

Having worked as director assistant at the Coca Cola Company and Euroconsult do Brasil, and as counselor director of human development at OW4Y Consulting, Cynthia has assisted executives through coaching and counseling on capacity building.


PATRICIA LENZ

EVENTS DIRECTOR

Born in São Paulo and raised abroad, Patricia has always been passionate about traveling and started her career in the luxury travel industry in 2004 interning in her family’s hotel while studying Business Administration in FAAP University. She has worked as a travel advisor at Teresa Perez Tours and later was a key figure in the creation of Travelweek São Paulo (now ILTM Latin America). In 2012, joined forces with Tina Lyra at the birth of TL Portfolio. As the company grew and became international, in 2015 Patricia became the global director of events and creates the most authentic experiences for TL Portfolio’s clients.


ANA MAZZUCCHELLI

GLOBAL SALES DIRECTOR

With a degree in Hospitality from the Centro Universitário SENAC, Ana brings eight-years of experience in travel sales and customer service.

Having worked at some of the top travel agencies in Brazil including B360 and Moinhotur, Ana was also Guest Relations at Walt Disney World in Orland where she specialized in exceeding guests expectations and fulfilling unique demands.


PAULA MARQUES

SALES – BRAZIL

Graduated in tourism at PUC –SP, with a masters in marketing from the University of South Wales in Australia, Paula has always been passionate about travel. Having lived in the USA, Canadá and Australia, she also has always worked in the tourism industry. Her career has led her to Grand Hyatt São Paulo,Japan Airlines, Sheraton Sydney, and finally Teresa Perez Tours, where she was responsible for supplier relationship and portfolio management during seven years.


VIVIAN LANIADO

SALES – BRAZIL

Brought up in São Paulo with European background, Vivian graduated form FAAP University with a degree in Public Relations and an intrinsic desire to explore the world. She initiated her career in tourism working for Matueté as travel consultant, a renowned Virtuoso travel agency in São Paulo. After 3-years dealing with some of the most demanding clients, she took a sabbatical and se out to explore South East Asia, her 12-months epic journey through 13 countries.


JESSICA ESPARZA

SALES – MEXICO

Started her career in luxury working in fashion for BCBGMAXAZRIA and lCamuto Group. She found her true passion in luxury travel when she started working at Helvetia Travel Group, one of the premier Traveller Made agencies in Mexico City. During her tenure as Marketing Manager, she headed operations, managed supplier relations as well as customer service. Being at the forefront of the agency for almost 4-years allowed Jessica to gain deep understanding of the needs of the Mexican luxury travellers while at the same time in-depth knowledge about the challenges and opportunities facing the luxury travel trade. Over the years she attended several international travel shows including ILTM (LATAM and Cannes), Pure and PLF, creating connections and friendships with hoteliers, operators and travel agents from around the world. Jessica has a Masters Degree in Marketing and Commercial Strategies from Universidad Panamericana and is eager to continue to learn and grow within the industry.


BARBARA WILLIAM MARCOS

SALES – MEXICO

A graduate in Hotel Management from Iberoamericana University in Mexico City, Barbara started her career in 2005 in human resources but found her true passion for the hotel industry when she was promoted to Sales Manager for Intercontinental Hotels Global Sales. In 2009, she was invited to be part of the opening team of the St. Regis and in 2012 was promoted to Director of Sales & Marketing of Las Alcobas – the flagship property of the Starwood’s Luxury Collection in Mexico City. In 2016, she joined Louis Vuitton where she spent almost 2-years managing one of the brand’s most prestigious retail stores. Her passion for luxury travels brought her back to the industry in 2018 when she joined Banyan Tree as Manager for Leisure Sales in Latin America, and eventually One & Only in the same capacity. Barbara has more than 15 years of experience in sales, exceeding objectives and yearly goals while growing high-profile clients within the luxury markets. Throughout her career, she believes that the best public relation strategy is to nurture genuine personal connections in order to generate a positive return in sales.


JULIETA LAMAS

SALES – SOUTH AMERICA (SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES)

A graduate in Hotel Management from La Suisse in Buenos Aires, Julieta started her hotel career in 2007 as a front desk agent at the prestigious Four Seasons Buenos Aires. She then moved to Aspen as a food & beverage trainee at the award-winning Little Nell. Once back in Buenos Aires she joined the opening team of Algodon Mansión, Relais & Chateaux where she headed their sales efforts. In 2012 she returned to Four Seasons Buenos Aires as Sales Manager incharge of the USA, Latin America, China & Russia markets. She also enjoyed working at MasterCard, Hyatt Carmelo in Uruguay and consulting for independent hotels in Argentina.


NATALIA ALDACOUR- LA BORIE

DIRECTOR OF SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – NORTH AMERICA (based in Los Angeles)

Argentinian at heart, Natalia Aldacour- La Borie moved to Los Angeles over 20 years ago. During the past two decades, she has held senior sales roles at some of the leading luxury hotel brands including Park Hyatt, W Hotels, St Regis and Banyan Tree. As a passionate sales driver, cultivating relationships has been one of Natalia’s main strengths and focuses and in 2019 the Luxury Travel Advisory nominated her “Top Luxury Sales Executive Worldwide”; an honor bestowed on few. Sustainable travel is another personal and professional passion of hers which drives and motivates her daily.


JULIE HEDLUND

SALES DIRECTOR – NORTH AMERICA (based in Chicago)

A lifelong Chicagoan, Julie has over two decades of experience selling and promoting luxury hotels and resorts in the US market.  Her extensive hospitality background includes senior sales management positions with global hotel brands including Velas Resorts, The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd., Rocco Forte Hotels, Kempinski Hotels & Resorts and Concorde Hotels.   She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from Purdue University and successfully completed two college internships at The Walt Disney Company.  Julie is a passionate, dependable and detail-oriented team player who understands the importance of building and cultivating strong, long term relationships by earning her clients trust and exceeding  their expectations.


WALESKA LUGO

DIRECTOR OF SALES – NORTH AMERICA (based in Miami)

After graduating from UPR in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with a bachelor’s degree in French, Waleska traveled to Spain, where she discovered her passion for exploring the world and helping others do the same. She studied Tourism Business Techniques at The School Of Tourism, Zaragoza, Spain. Waleska has over twenty years of proven success representing and selling luxury, world-class brands, and destinations. As Director of Sales at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, the first luxury hotel in Miami, during a span of 10 years, Waleska led the international market from the ground up and drove corporate and leisure sales in the Americas to record figures. At the Puerto Rico Tourism Board, she headed west coast sales while based in southern California then achieved 20% growth in-market share for the destination wedding market when living in Puerto Rico. Waleska uses innovative thinking and relationship-building to create partnerships for years to come.


FERNANDA SETTANI

GLOBAL PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR

With a post-graduate degree in Journalism from Cásper Libero and a degree in Communications from ESPM in São Paulo, Fernanda Settani brings 12 years of experience in the media arena. Upon completing her studies, Fernanda joined Wish Report, one of Brazil’s leading luxury & lifestyle publications as editor of special projects. When Forbes Magazine entered the Brazilian market, Fernanda was invited to join the benchmark publication as Lifestyle Editor.


PATRICIA RUZENE

PUBLIC RELATIONS

With a post-graduate degree in Social Media and a degree in Multimedia Journalism from FACAMP, Patricia brings 11 years of experience in the media arena. Upon completing her studies, she joined CondéNast Brazil, as digital editor of GQ and Glamour magazine. In 2016, Patricia started her journey in the PR world from TL Portfolio


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