As Chief Executive Officer of Time Out Group, the leading global media and entertainment business bringing the soul of the city to life in over 328 cities and 58 countries, Julio Bruno acts as lead-motivator, idea captain, expert gear-shifter and team adhesive. Since joining Time Out in 2015, Mr. Bruno’s strategic vision has bolstered the company’s shareholder value: in June 2016, the company was publicly listed on the stock exchange, and under his leadership it has taken a step towards the next phase of the group's growth through its successful Time Out Markets, a high quality culinary and cultural concept now present in cities such as Lisbon, New York, Chicago and Dubai.
He has mainly lived outside of Spain, in the United Kingdom, France and the United States (he holds the double Spanish and American nationality). He defines himself as a citizen of the world, constantly travelling. He is also observant of socioeconomic and global political matters. Due to his international background, Julio has a global and updated vision of the challenges that companies face in their internationalization process, business development, teams and growth.
In parallel with his operational work, Mr. Bruno is also currently involved with the start-up community, acting as an angel investor and board adviser to a number of businesses worldwide.
Mr. Bruno has a successful international executive career, leading a wide range of companies through their global expansion plans and investment strategies in the travel, technology, media and e-commerce sectors. He has been recognized for his work by top tier media such as CNBC, Financial Times, BBC, Sky News, Diario ABC, Expansión and Yahoo! Finance, among others, and was awarded the Order of Civil Merit of Spain - Officer’s Cross, which recognizes the extraordinary service by Spanish and foreign citizens for the benefit of Spain.
Prior to Time Out, Mr. Bruno was TripAdvisor’s Global Vice President of Sales (B2B). Based in New York he led a global sales team that achieved triple digit growth under his leadership. Bruno also worked as Travelport’s Vice President for Canada, Latin America & the Caribbean, during which time Travelport opened new business units across the continent. Before joining Travelport, Mr. Bruno was Cendant Corporation’s Managing Director (President) of Continental Europe & South America, leading several business units within their B2B division, namely, Galileo, Gulliver’s Travel (GTA) in-bound, Octopus Travel B2B and Travelwire. Mr. Bruno held senior international positions at companies from various sectors, such as Regus (IWG), Energizer y Diageo.
Mr. Bruno holds a master's degree in International Business from the University of London, a BSc in Business and Economics from SUNY (State University of New York), and a postgraduate certificate on leadership from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania.
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