A dynamic top-performing entrepreneur with over 15-years of experience in the luxury travel and real estate arena in North America, South America, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean, Tina Lyra is respected as an expert in the industry. Prior to launching TL Portfolio in Brazil, Tina was corporate director of sales & marketing of Ponta dos Ganchos, a benchmark resort in South America, where she gave birth to a series of strategic partnerships that reshaped the company’s marketing approach.
Patricia Lenz started her career in the luxury segment in the catering group O Leopolldo, while studying Business Administration in FAAP. She later worked as a travel consultant at the Virtuoso agency Teresa Perez Tours. From 2009, Patricia was a key figure in the creation of Travelweek Sao Paulo, the most renowned luxury travel event in the country. Well related and traveled, Patricia is currently responsible for sales and marketing focused on TL Portfolio’s hotel collection.
Jane Maine de Biran
Jane Maine de Biran’s career spans 25 years and two continents as she has held management and ownership positions in the United States and France. During a twenty year period, Jane has consulted for many of the world’s finest hotels and resorts, including Auberge Resort, KSL Resorts, The Carneros Inn, Miraval Spa and a host of well-known independent properties. She now joins TL Portfolio directing business development and sales in North America.
Monika Weinsoft began her career in travel in 2003 and quickly earned distinction as an expert in the luxury cruise market. Recognized as one of the “30 best Travel Advisors under 30″ by Travel Agent Magazine in 2008, Monika began focusing her attention on the South Pacific through Tourism Australia’s team. After a move to Los Angeles, Monika joined Travoca and in 2015, shifted her industry expertise to representing International Expeditions, Quark Expeditions and Zegrahm. Recently Monika joined the TL Portfolio team, exclusively representing Aqua Expeditions as Director of Sales for North America.
Brought up in São Paulo with European background, Vivian graduated from FAAP University with a degree in Public Relations and an intrinsic desire to explore the world. She initiated her career in tourism working for Matueté as travel consultant, a renowned Virtuoso travel agency in São Paulo. After 3-years dealing with some of the most demanding clients, she took a sabattical and set out to explore South East Asia. Fresh back from her 12-months epic journey through 13 countries, Vivian joins TL Portfolio as the lead manager in-charge of COMO Hotels.
With a degree in Hospitality from the Centro Universitário SENAC, Ana brings eight-years of experience in travel sales and customer service. Having worked at some of the top travel agencies in Brazil including B360 and Moinhotur, Ana was also Guest Relations at Walt Disney World in Orland where she specialized in exceeding guests expectations and fulfilling unique demands.
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Victoria graduated with honors from Universidad de Salvador (USAL) with a degree in Management & History of the Visual Arts. After working for prestigious entities such as Sotheby’s and Subastas Roldan, she moved to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile to pursue her dream of becoming a mountain guide for Hotel Explora Patagonia. This experience reassured her passion for unique travel experiences. She has also lived in Paris and Sydney. Today, Victoria leads TL Portfolio’s first office outside of Brazil and is eager to showcase the portfolio to the rest of South America.
Graduated in tourism at PUC –SP, with a masters in marketing from the University of South Wales in Australia, Paula has always been passionate about travel. Having lived in the USA, Canadá and Australia, she also has always worked in the tourism industry. Her career has led her to Grand Hyatt São Paulo,Japan Airlines, Sheraton Sydney, and finally Teresa Perez Tours, where she was responsible for supplier relationship and portfolio management during seven years, before joining TL Portfolio’s sales team.
Brazilian with Peruvian roots and educated in the USA, Samantha began her career in tourism at Starwood Hotels. She then spent 5 years working at Teresa Perez Tours – a benchmark in luxury travel before representing Santa Monica to the Brazilian market. Samantha bring a wealth of knowledge and relationships to our team who she has known and admired since her days at Teresa Perez Tours.
Originally from Mexico City, Andrea began her career working for Hoteles Quinta Real, a luxury hotel group in Mexico. There, she spent numerous years in different positions ranging from sales to event planning. Her passion for delivering top service led Andrea to her last role as the International Sales Manager for Jose Cuervo’s tourism division where she participated in growing and expanding the town of Tequila as a luxury and cultural destination. Andrea Cid now joins TL Portfolio responsible for TL Portfolio’s Mexico market.
With a post-graduate degree in Journalism from Cásper Libero and a degree in Communications from ESPM in São Paulo, Fernanda Settani brings 12 years of experience in the media arena. Upon completing her studies, Fernanda joined Wish Report, one of Brazil’s leading luxury & lifestyle publications as editor of special projects. When Forbes Magazine entered the Brazilian market, Fernanda was invited to join the benchmark publication as Lifestyle Editor. Currently she is head of Public Relations of TL Portfolio and its clients.
Graduated in Multimedia Journalism at FACAMP college and specialized in International Relations and Art History, Patricia Ruzene started her career in 2010. From the beginning, she joined prestigious publications such as GQ and Glamour Brasil writing articles about lifestyle, gastronomy and fashion, greatly improving her communication skills. In 2014, Patricia changed to Public Relations area and now she is the most recent addition to TL Portfolio PR team.
Graduated in Journalism at Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC-SP), with an extension course in Digital Marketing at ESPM, Isabela Labate started her career in world of luxury and lifestyle working for Robb Report Magazine. For five years she had a reporter position on TV Bandeirantes and covered major events like the 2014 World Cup, in Brazil, and 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro. Currently she is part of public relations team in TL Portfolio.
With a degree in counseling and coaching in the USA and body therapy in Brazil, Cynthia has a extensive background in administrative and human resource positions. Having worked as director assistant at the Coca Coca Company and Euroconsult do Brasil, and as counselor director of human development at OW4Y Counsulting, Cynthia has assisted executives through coaching and counseling on capacity building. She is currently front office manager at TL Portfolio.