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

CHIEF OPERATION OFFICER

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

DIRECTOR OF 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.


LARISSA CARVALHO

SALES MANAGER – BRAZIL

Larissa is passionate about the travel industry. During her tenure of almost 5 years at the Brazilian Tourism Board, Larissa headed events and special projects and fell in love with promoting services that inspire. Throughout her career, she has held senior positions in hotels, tour operators, travel agencies, associations, and representative offices, where she was responsible for supplier relationships, marketing campaigns, project management, events production, and sales.

Today, Larissa brings decades of experience and a robust rolodex of relationships to TL Portfolio’s established client base of exceptional products around the globe.


ANA LUIZA MONTAURY

SALES MANAGER – BRAZIL

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Ana Luiza lived in Germany in 2008 and in England while she completed her studies in 2017. With a master’s degree in law from Queen Mary University of London, Ana Luiza specialized in intellectual property law and practiced in numerous prestigious offices over a period of 10-years. As an avid traveller and skier, she is well versed in Europe and North America and is always hungry to discover new and exotic destinations. In early 2023, Ana Luiza decided to follow her real passion and made the move into luxury travel joining TL Portfolio based in Rio de Janeiro.


MARIANA LOPES

SALES MANAGER – BRAZIL

Born in São Paulo, Mariana earned her Hospitality degree from SENAC, and her post-graduation degree in Sales from USP; two well respected institutions in Brazil. Keen to further enhance her skills, Mariana acquired specialized degrees in Leadership, Luxury Tourism, Customer Experience and Negotiation. Over the course of her career, she worked at firms such as STB Student Travel Bureau, Xtravel (a Virtuoso-agency), and enjoyed leadership roles during her tenure of almost 6-years at TEN Lifestyle Group. Over the years, she participated in numerous luxury travel shows including Virtuoso Travel Week, ATTA Summit, ILTM, WTM, Signature in Las Vegas, amongst others. Respected as a senior figure in travel, Mariana is known for her unique ability of developing strategic relationships, managing people, implementing processes and servicing ultra high net worth clients.


JESSICA ESPARZA

DIRECTOR OF 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.

 


JULIETA LAMAS

SALES – MEXICO & COLOMBIA

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.


ANTONELA COCCOLO

SALES – SOUTH AMERICA (SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES)

A graduate in Tourism from the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Antonella started her career in the travel industry 20 years ago. Following a series of internships at luxury travel agencies and Copa Airlines, she joined Alitalia where she dedicated herself to the art of customer service. From there, Antonella moved to Avis Rent a Car where she led the management of corporate accounts within the tour and travel arena for almost 4 years. In 2012, she joined the award-winning Four Seasons Buenos Aires as Sales Development Manager and found her true passion for luxury travel, relationships and sales. With the world of entertainment as her primary focus, she managed and nurtured accounts such as Rolling Stones, Paul Mc Cartney and Rod Steward, among others. In 2021, following a few years dedicated to being a mother, she joined the National Ministry of Tourism for Argentina, to help develop public policies that encouraged travel in Argentina.


NATALIA ALDACOUR

REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF SALES – NORTH AMERICA

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.

 


GUENEVERE WINTER

DIRECTOR OF SALES – NORTH AMERICA (Based in New York)

A global luxury hospitality sales leader with over 15 years of experience, Guenevere has an extensive background working with renowned brands such as Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Melia Hotels International and the Shangri-La Group. Her expertise includes building long term strategic partnerships within the luxury consortia, tour operator and travel trade relationships to strengthen brand presence globally.
Her profound understanding of the global luxury travel and passion for innovation enables her to guide clients towards delivering incredible and memorable customer experiences. Guenevere has most recently led digital transformation solutions at Salesforce within the luxury and retail verticals.


JESSICA LEWIS

DIRECTOR OF SALES – NORTH AMERICA (Based in Midwest)

Born in New Jersey but finding her roots in Texas, Jessica’s love for exploration began in high school, when a trip to Spain opened her eyes to the wonders of world travel. She earned her degree in Hospitality Management and Sales from the University of Houston, and brings over a decade of experience in the travel and tourism industry. Jessica has had the privilege of working with established hospitality brands like Starwood and Hyatt, as well as independent, luxury hotels such as Terranea Resort. Prior to joining TL Portfolio, Jessica spent the past few years as a Luxury Travel Advisor with Jetset World Travel, affording her a unique perspective into the discerning preferences of travelers. A passionate sales professional, she believes in the power of authentic, enduring connections and understands the importance of trust among colleagues and clients. Jessica is excited to continue her journey in our industry alongside TL Portfolio.


DIEGO GUTIERREZ

DIRECTOR OF SALES – NORTH AMERICA (Based in Los Angeles)

Born and raised in Argentina, Diego Gutierrez moved to Los Angeles over 20 years ago. With a degree in Hospitality from the University of Buenos Aires, Diego’s brings years of experience in luxury sales and operation. Throughout his career, Diego worked for renowned brands such as Kempinski and Starwood in Buenos Aires and Marriott International and Starbucks in the USA. Prior to joining TL Portfolio, Diego was incharge of leisure sales for the West Hollywood EDITION Hotel in California. Diego is a dedicated and dependable team player who strongly believes in driving business by nurturing genuine personal and long-standing relationships.
An outdoors advocate, he is passionate about exploring the world and helping you get there.


REBECCA BRANT

SALES ASSISTANT – NORTH AMERICA

Originally from Brasilia, Rebecca lived in Vancouver, Canada in 2017 where she studied English and Hospitality Management at Greystone College while working in hotels, restaurants and as a tour guide. An enthusiast of West Coast Swing (the official dance of the state of California), Rebecca traveled around the USA competing in seven events while exploring the surroundings. An avid traveler and dancer, she never missed an opportunity to broaden her horizons while learning something new. Upon returning to Brazilia, she completed her bachelor’s degree in Tourism at the University of Brasilia and is currently undergoing a post graduate degree in Business Management.

 


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.


ALESSANDRA PARISE

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Alessandra studied journalism at Anhembi Morumbi University and began her career as a reporter for prominent magazines, including specialized surf publication Fluir, travel magazines Próxima Viagem and Terra, and the entertainment and lifestyle magazine Sexy. After a few years, she transitioned into a career as a public relations and communications professional, working with major companies in the lifestyle and corporate markets. With over 10 years of experience in public relations, she joined the PR team at TL Portfolio.

 


SAMANTHA DESMAISON

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Born in Brazil and raised under brazilian and peruvian background, Samantha is a passionate person for traveling and working with tourism, where she consolidated her career. Graduated in Marketing and having worked for renowned tourism companies in Brazil, such as Teresa Perez and ILTM, she brings her experience and most importantly her drive to support TL Portfolio`s team to increase sales and awareness of our dear partners.

 


 

 

 

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