Steve DeLuca, a travel veteran who served as president of KWT Global’s HL Group unit, has joined Finn Partners as senior partner, business development & marketing.
In that newly created position, DeLuca will work to expand the firms’ reputation and client base in the travel & consumer lifestyle categories.
At HL, DeLuca worked with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, NetJets and HotelTonight.
He also did a ten-year stint as senior VP & publisher of Departures, the upscale magazine for American Express’ platinum card and centurion members.
At Departures, DeLuca partnered with luxury travel suppliers such as Silversea Cruises, Peninsula Hotels, Taj Hotels and Resorts.
Earlier, he held posts at Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler, working with destination marketing organizations such as India Ministry of Tourism and Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
DeLuca reports to Debbie Flynn, Finn’s global travel practice leader, and Kyle Farnham, who heads the global consumer group.