MMGY NextFactor is an industry-leading consulting firm specializing in travel and tourism. Our team of experts has delivered insights and strategies to more than 200 destinations across the globe.

Our firm was founded by Paul Ouimet in 2015, following the launch of our ground-breaking DestinationNEXT initiative. Our collective team saw the opportunity to blaze a new trail for visitor economies and help destinations prepare for the next era of travel.  

We believe in the transformative power of travel. We realize that to be a leader in the tourism sector today is to be an architect of future economies, societies and possibilities. We provide the intelligence, insight and inspiration these leaders require to make a meaningful, sustainable and equitable difference in their communities. 

In 2019, we joined forces with MMGY Global, the world’s largest integrated marketing company specializing in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. As part of the MMGY Global family, our clients have access to insights and experts across multiple agencies throughout the world.

To create a more connected, prosperous and equitable world by promoting travel as a transformative force for society. We empower our clients and the travel industry at large to deliver sustainable growth to visitor economies and build stronger communities.

TRANSFORMATIVE
To lead the industry, we must continually strive to find new opportunities and embrace change.

INCLUSIVE
By embracing our differences and learning from each other, we will grow together.

EMPOWERING
To go places as a company, we believe that others must be given the opportunity to shine.

CURIOUS
Our relentless search to understand and seek out new ideas leads to groundbreaking success.

STRATEGIC
We see and understand the bigger picture of where our clients need to go and how they will get there.

RESPONSIBLE
To embrace a more comprehensive definition of sustainability, we must collectively address the long-term economic, social and environmental viability of destinations.

OUR PLEDGE ON DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
MGMY NEXT FACTOR believes in the importance of cultivating a tourism that represents a wide variety of individuals et every level of our organization. We celebrate the broad range of human differences among us, while also embracing the commonalities we all share.

We firmly stand by our belief that all industries should be open to everyone for opportunities and growth and that it is critical for industry CEOs and executive leaders to commit to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to drive a vision for change and be accountable for implementing that change. A diverse and inclusive workplace is central to our industry’s ability to attract, develop, and retain the talent it needs to remain competitive, drive innovation and maintain relevancy. We stand committed to our vision to implement Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategies and best practices and promise to work with our members and industry leaders to be the catalyst for change. There is much work to be done and we must all come together to advance these dialogues to drive solutions.

MMGY NextFactor is an industry-leading consulting firm specializing in travel and tourism. Our team of experts has delivered insights and strategies to more than 200 destinations across the globe.

Our firm was founded by Paul Ouimet in 2015, following the launch of our ground-breaking DestinationNEXT initiative. Our collective team saw the opportunity to blaze a new trail for visitor economies and help destinations prepare for the next era of travel.  

We believe in the transformative power of travel. We realize that to be a leader in the tourism sector today is to be an architect of future economies, societies and possibilities. We provide the intelligence, insight and inspiration these leaders require to make a meaningful, sustainable and equitable difference in their communities. 

In 2019, we joined forces with MMGY Global, the world’s largest integrated marketing company specializing in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. As part of the MMGY Global family, our clients have access to insights and experts across multiple agencies throughout the world.

To create a more connected, prosperous and equitable world by promoting travel as a transformative force for society. We empower our clients and the travel industry at large to deliver sustainable growth to visitor economies and build stronger communities.

TRANSFORMATIVE
To lead the industry, we must continually strive to find new opportunities and embrace change.

INCLUSIVE
By embracing our differences and learning from each other, we will grow together.

EMPOWERING
To go places as a company, we believe that others must be given the opportunity to shine.

CURIOUS
Our relentless search to understand and seek out new ideas leads to groundbreaking success.

STRATEGIC
We see and understand the bigger picture of where our clients need to go and how they will get there.

RESPONSIBLE
To embrace a more comprehensive definition of sustainability, we must collectively address the long-term economic, social and environmental viability of destinations.

OUR PLEDGE ON DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
MGMY NEXT FACTOR believes in the importance of cultivating a tourism that represents a wide variety of individuals et every level of our organization. We celebrate the broad range of human differences among us, while also embracing the commonalities we all share.

Our Team

PAUL OUIMET

PRESIDENT & CEO
About Paul

GREG OATES

SVP, INNOVATION
About Greg

JIM McCAUL

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DESTINATION STEWARDSHIP
About Jim

SHIRIN JAFARI

MANAGER, DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT
About Shirin

CHERYLL GIRARD

OPERATIONS MANAGER
About Cheryll

TERESA ALLAN

PROJECT MANAGER
About Teresa

BRENDA OUIMET

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
About Brenda

TAI YOUNG LEE

CONTROLLER
About Tai

our partners

We work with a large network of consultants and experts around the world, bringing their specialized skill sets to our projects.

our partners

We work with a large network of consultants and experts around the world, bringing their specialized skill sets to our projects.

ADAM SACKS

President  / Tourism Economics
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ANA MARIA VISCASILLAS

Chief Visionary / Business Tourism Services
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ANJA LOETSCHER

Destination Business Growth Consultant
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ANNETTE RUMMEL

CEO, Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
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BILL HANBURY

Principal, Academy Street Collaboration, LLC
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DEB ARCHER

Founder  / Archer Strategic Partners, LLC
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CATHY RITTER

Founder & CEO / Better Destinations
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GRAZIE PADOIN

Destination Marketing, Management & Development / Tourism & MICE Specialist
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GREGG TALLEY

President / Talley Management Group Inc.
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JORDAN YOUNG

Manager / InterVISTAS Consulting
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LINDA JOHN

CEO  / Linda John Consulting
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MAURA GAST

Executive Director, Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau
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MICHELLE SIMMONS

President / Maximus Inc.
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PAUL VALLEE

Executive Consultant – Americas / GainingEdge
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SHELLY GREEN

Past-President & CEO, Discover Durham
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