Company: First In Service

Position: Owner

Years in Industry: 27


Fernando Gonzalez founded New York-based First in Service Travel (F1S) in 1991 while still in college alongside sister, Erika Reategui. With family roots in Cuba and Peru, Fernando was inspired by his travel agent mother to follow in her footsteps.

Today, F1S is known as one of the most innovative and dynamic travel companies in the country. As CEO, Fernando heads the company’s day to day operations and oversees business development and growth. The agency has dedicated corporate, luxury leisure, entertainment, and events divisions. Offices also include Los Angeles, Miami, London, Madrid and Bogota. Fernando’s vision is to further expand in Latin America, including Mexico and Brazil, to continue F1S’s reputation as the leading New York-based corporate travel specialists to the Latin market.