SearchWide Global, a leading recruitment firm in the travel, tourism, hospitality, convention, trade association, venue management and experiential marketing industries has added a new member to its team. Annie Kristi Korsmo will join SearchWide Global as Vice President, taking the lead role in managing the company’s international expansion. 

“As a company, we’ve been moving into the international market and knew we needed to expand our team internationally as well. We talked to some exceptional candidates, but Annie stood out with her skills, personality and diverse professional experience,” said Mike Gamble, President and CEO, SearchWide Global. “We’re excited to welcome her to the team and have her lead our global business efforts,” continued Gamble. 

Korsmo most recently served as the Director of Conventions for Visit Oslo (Norway) from 2015-2019, and collectively has over 20 years of hotel and DMO experience within the international meetings, events and hospitality industry. Additionally, she served on the Board for the International Congress and Convention Association (ICAA). 

Korsmo attended the University of Plymouth (United Kingdom) where she studied Hospitality Management. She now resides in Oslo, Norway with her husband and two children. Annie will open an international office for SearchWide Global in Norway and locations in Europe and the UK in the near future. 

“I’m delighted to be joining the SearchWide Global team! Establishing an international expansion in Europe is an exciting opportunity for both SearchWide Global and our industry; and I’m looking forward to working closely with industry professionals while developing our international branch,” said Annie Kristi Korsmo. “I was deeply impressed by the professionalism and experience SearchWide Global delivers, and I was immediately drawn to their industry commitment and high level of service. I’m humbled to be the chosen candidate to lead their international expansion, and look forward to serving our European clients,” continued Korsmo.

SOURCE: SearchWide Global