iVvy Inc., a global events and hospitality technology company,Êhas announced the hiring of three US-based travel and technology industry leaders to help oversee its expansion in North America.
The Queensland, Australia-based company, which opened its New York offices earlier this summer, appointed Pamela Guerin as Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Ray Pawley as Vice President of Global Sales for groups and chains and Kara Lombardi as Business Development Manager for North America.
IVvy CEO Lauren Hall said the three bring a wealth of sales and business development experience and industry contacts that will be key to supporting the company’s continued growth in the United States and beyond.
ÒWith these appointments, iVvy will accelerate the introduction of its online alternative to the traditional request-for-proposal meetings model,Ó said Ms Hall.
ÒOur goal is to become the number one global distribution system for the meetings and events industry. We’ve already succeeded in building the necessary infrastructure in our home base of Australia. With the appointments of these widely known and well-respected industry leaders, we can truly move forward with our ambitious plans for putting the Ôglobal’ in our GDS.Ó
Pamela Guerin, a New Zealand native with more than 25 years of sales experienceÊfrom start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, comes to iVvy from West Corp., where she was a Global Account Executive with a portfolio of global companies headquartered in the US and Europe. During her 14 years at West, MsÊGuerinÊwas a consistent Global Gold Club achiever for sales performance in the unifed collaboration and cloud sector. Ms Guerin will lead the US team and spearhead iVvy’s growth in the corporate sector.
Ms Guerin says her vision is to ensure that all clients see iVvy as aÊtrusted business partner.
ÒBusiness acumen, thought leadership, strategic planning and our businessÊtechnologies will ensure that my team will not only deliver results, but also Êexceed expectations for building market share and iVvy brand awareness,Ó said MsÊGuerin.
Mr Pawley brings to iVvy more than 30 years experience in the travel industry, mostÊrecently leading the global sales and business development efforts for Evature Ltd., aÊcompany based in Tel Aviv, Israel, that offers natural language and bot-relatedÊtechnologies for hotels, airlines, travel agencies and airports. He previously workedÊfor Amadeus GTD S.A. and American Express Global Travel.
Mr Pawley will be responsible for opening global markets, raising awareness of iVvyÊsolutions and managing all key sales and relationship activities with hotel chains andÊgroups around the world.
Ms Lombardi comes to iVvy with more than 20 years of sales experience, most recentlyÊas Strategic Account Manager with Information Builders Inc. She has also worked in the financial services, media, legal and healthcare sectors and has extensive experience building go-to-market strategies for companies new to the US.
Ms Lombardi will be responsible for opening the market for unique venues and restaurants.
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