-- McCartan to Spearhead Duetto's Expansion throughout EMEA
SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duetto, the market leader in hotel profit optimization software, announced that Michael McCartan has joined the company as its Managing Director for EMEA. Based in London, McCartan will spearhead rollout of the company's products and development of customer success teams throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
McCartan previously served as Chief Executive Officer of eRevMax, a travel technology service provider, where he grew operations to serve more than 8,000 customers, capturing data benefitting more than 40,000 hotels worldwide. He directed product development, business development, and customer and hotel relationship management in more than 100 countries, managing offices and research development in the U.S., UK, Poland, Singapore and India, and sales representatives globally.
Prior to eRevMax, McCartan held senior management positions at Pegasus Solutions and at UK-based Computer and Design Services, where he managed sales of software solutions for the civil engineering industry. McCartan has an engineering degree from the University of Cape Town and a business degree from the Open University. He is a frequent speaker and panelist at major travel industry events across EMEA.
Duetto's Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Bosworth, said, "We are delighted to welcome Michael, who brings a wealth of experience and has a proven track record in hotel revenue technology, product development and customer success."
McCartan said, "Duetto's vision for dramatically transforming the field of revenue management has taken hold in North America and is quickly extending around the globe. The company's advanced, flexible solutions benefit independents and chain hotels alike." He concluded, "I look forward to developing a team with first class service capabilities to help hotels across EMEA realize their full revenue potential in the months ahead."
Duetto announced the opening of its European headquarters office in London earlier this year, and subsequently announced the opening of a headquarters for the Asia Pacific region, in Singapore. In July, the company announced a $21 million funding to continue its expansion into key markets around the globe. Accel Partners in the U.S. led the round, with participation from Accel Partners in London.
Duetto delivers dynamic, intelligent revenue strategy solutions to the world's leading hotels, allowing them to maximize profits through superior, actionable data to better manage pricing, revenue and business mix decisions. Leveraging a cutting-edge, cloud-based architecture, combined with a feature-rich product set, Duetto transforms the way hotels price and sell rooms.
Duetto has attracted many of the highest regarded investors and advisors from the hospitality and technology industries, including, among others, Accel Partners, Thayer Ventures, Battery Ventures, Altimeter Capital, Trinity Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Leland Pillsbury, founder, Co-Chairman and CEO of Thayer Lodging, Marc Benioff, founder, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce.com, Mark Lomanno, former CEO of STR, Rich Barton, former CEO/Co-Founder of Expedia and Sam Shank, CEO and Founder of Hotel Tonight.
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