John H. Holdsworth
An experienced, accomplished executive and entrepreneur with over 45 years Global involvement in the Airline, Travel & Tourism, Hospitality, Motor Sports and Commercial Photography industries, from startup companies to global conglomerates.
Specializes in Leadership, Business Development and Strategic Planning, with particular focus on technology solutions, distribution, cost reduction and process improvement, together with associated sales and marketing programs. Today, serves as Chairman of Xclusive Enterprises LLC, which operates BookXclusive.com, TLX SPORTS, Xclusive Hospitality, KeepFunding & Xclusive Marketing Agency.
In September of 2000, John co-founded TLX Inc., a company that is a fully accredited IATA Travel Services Intermediary, providing Services and Technology solutions to the Airline and related travel industries, for enterprise wide hotel and ground transportation requirements and later introduced TLX Sports LLC, focused on travel and transportation for sports entities and sporting professionals as well as sponsorship development.
He is Principal of JHH LLC, a consulting practice that provides business and industry segment reviews, along with mergers and acquisition support.
Serves as a Director and member of the Executive Committee of the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau and in September 2013 accepted a public appointment to serve the City of Scottsdale as the Chairman of its Tourism Advisory Task Force, charged with the oversight and implementation of the City’s five year Tourism Development and Strategic Plan. Prior career experience, commencing in 1967, includes 16 years with British Airways and its predecessor BOAC. Multiple roles in Telecommunications, Reservations, Sales and latterly key Marketing positions, with principle responsibilities being the overseeing of relationships, interline agreements and policy with other airlines, The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and major Travel Agency bodies such as the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and The European Federation of Travel Agency Associations (UFTAA). In addition, other key roles included appointments at the Ministry of Defense in the UK, to set up a comprehensive Reservation Network, The Services Booking Centre, for UK and NATO armed forces, Agency and Promotional Flights Manager with responsibility for developing new markets, routes, aircraft types and as Endurance Flying Program Coordinator for the introduction into service of Concorde,to date, the world’s only supersonic commercial airliner.
Moving to the Hospitality industry in 1984 served as a Management Consultant to The Churchill Hotel Group, The Walt Disney Companies and as Managing Director for International Conference and Incentives Limited in the UK and then in various roles in Hotel Reservations, Distribution and Marketing in London and New York, including, Director Airline Operations, Managing Director and President Airco Services, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Executive Vice President, Robert Reid Associates for the Utell International Group of Companies that became subsidiaries of News Corporation and later Reed Elsevier, during which time he also participated in the creation and ongoing development of The Hotel Industry Switch Company (THISCO) and The Hotel Clearing Corporation (HCC) the hospitality industry’s paradigm shift in distribution strategy that was owned by 16 of the world’s major hotel chains and News Corporation.
Relocating to Arizona at the end of 1991, he launched a transaction services business for hotel industry leading software developer, Anasazi Inc., which became the world’s largest provider of “private label “ reservation services, and served as Senior Vice President and President, Anasazi Service Corporation before selling the company. In 1995, formed part of the management/investment team in the leveraged buyout of Anasazi from First Data Corporation and served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Anasazi Travel Resources and President and Chief Operating Officer of Sterling Hotels and Resorts. Following the merger of Anasazi and Utell to create Rezsolutions, the world’s largest hotel reservations, systems and services company providing solutions for over 80 hotel brands and 6500 independent hotels, he served as Executive Vice President and President Global Accounts, with responsibility for the overall relationships with the world’s major hotel brands. With the successful private sale of Rezsolutions to Pegasus (then NASDAQ: PEGS), took a twelve month sabbatical before co- forming TLX Inc. and creating JHH LLC.
In late 2012 he co-founded Xclusive Enterprises. In addition to the positions held, serves or has served on several Boards of Directors and Industry Committees, including, Xclusive Enterprises, TLX Inc., Anasazi Inc., Anasazi Travel Resources Inc., The Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, The City of Scottsdale Tourism Development Commission, The City of Scottsdale Tourism Task Force, The Hotel Industry Switch Company (THISCO),The Hotel Clearing Corporation (HCC), Utell International Executive, Robert Reid Associates, Airco Services Limited, International Conferences and Conventions Limited, The United States Travel Service Travel and Tourism Committee (Visit USA) ,IATA Traffic Conference Agency Administration Boards, The UK Agency Investigation Panel Secretariat and Member of Council, The SKAL Club of London, Lighthouse Imaging UK Limited, Lighthouse Imaging LLC and The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix.
Further recognition of contribution and service to the industry include an appointment by President Clinton to serve on the Promotions Committee for the first ever White House Conference on Travel and Tourism, The Hong Kong Tourism Association-Tourism Award and The Key to the Kingdom-Walt Disney World. Mr. Holdsworth was born in England, educated at Kingston College of Further Education at the University of London. Now a US Citizen, he resides, with his wife Amanda, in Scottsdale, Arizona in the USA.
Chris J Holdsworth
PRESIDENT & CEO
Chris is an experienced travel, technology & marketing executive with experience in multiple business sectors. Today he serves as President & CEO of Xclusive Enterprises LLC, which operates closed loop user platforms and solutions for multiple business sectors and entities in the travel, charitable, marketing, technology and services industries.
Within the Xclusive Enterprises Holding Company there are six subsidiaries and product offerings: Xclusive Hospitality, BookXclusive.com, KeepFunding, TLX SPORTS & Xclusive Marketing Agency. The companies provide technology and management solutions for Workforce industry, Businesses & Corporations, Private Consumer Networks, charitable organizations, Alumni groups, donor groups and more.
In addition to the travel services Xclusive Marketing provides customers a full service Advertising, Consulting & Marketing services offering.
Chris’s previous experience and businesses include; Co-Founder & Board Member of LegalACE a leading online legal documentation and preparation service, Founder & CEO of 24 Hour Concierge, Executive Vice President of MEC a Leading provider of Web Design, Digital Marketing and complex program development services as well as Director of Operations for Lighthouse Imaging Group.
Today he serves as an advisor to multiple companies and boards.
It is through the entrepreneurial experience that he has been able to "cross pollinate" multiple industries and marketplaces. This has led to the uncovering of unique business niches, solutions and partnerships that have led to enhancements on the respective industries and revolutionary opportunities and vision. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his Wife and two children.