Cloud-based travel technology company, providing a global distribution system and a centralized booking platform for vacation rental properties, BookingPal has recently announced that Sam Gilliland will join its Board of Directors.
Gilliland is the former chairman and CEO of travel industry technology giant Sabre Corporation and Travelocity.com, and currently the CEO of Colorado Springs-based IT service management company Cherwell Software.
While at the helm of Sabre, Gilliland led more than 10,000 employees in 60 countries, spanning all segments of the travel industry. In his decade-long service as the chief executive of Sabre, he pioneered the application of technology and customer service to help drive higher levels of productivity across organizations. Recently, Gilliland has served on several private and public company boards, including as lead director at Rackspace Hosting. He also served as an executive partner at Siris Capital, a technology-focused private equity firm. Gilliland was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Management Advisory Board.
“Sam brings a deep industry experience of leading world-class travel technology organizations to BookingPal’s board of directors,” said Alex Aydin, BookingPal founder and CEO. “His leadership will add valuable expertise to the board and will help BookingPal drive innovation and continued growth as the vacation rental industry’s technology leader. I look forward to working with Sam to bring our visions to life.”
“BookingPal provides the most advanced and comprehensive vacation rental distribution technology in the industry to drive value and success for our customers,” said Gilliland. “I know first-hand the critical and growing role technology plays for our customers. It’s a critical solution for our property managers, and BookingPal certainly has un-matched capabilities.”
Edited by V. Haviland
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