Tuesday, September 17, 2013 10:30 AM IST (05:00 AM GMT)
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RezNext Appoints Mike Kistner as Chief Executive Officer
Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — RezNext today announced that it has appointed Mike Kistner as Chief Executive Officer, RezNext. The appointment of Mike Kistner signals RezNext’s strong focus on the hotel distribution business. Mike is a hospitality industry veteran and was most recently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Pegasus Solutions, Inc. With close to three decades of experience in the hospitality industry Mike had accepted the position of board member RezNext earlier this year.
“I am delighted to lead RezNext and offer the most comprehensive distribution solutions and services to our growing customer base. RezNext’s unique value proposition offers hotels a host of new channels to maximize their revenue and optimize their inventory” said Mike Kistner, CEO, RezNext. “I look forward to engaging closely with the RezNext team to deliver world class distribution solutions to our customers and prospects”.
“We are very excited that Mike Kistner is leading the team at RezNext,” stated Suresh John, Executive Chairman of RezNext & the IDS Group. “Mike’s expertise and understanding of distribution and enterprise software solutions, along with his successful track record in a variety of settings from running the technology direction of large hotel companies to leading the world’s leading GDS switch company, will ensure RezNext leads the world with product innovation along with service and delivery excellence for its partners and customers.”
Mike Kistner is the recipient of the International Stevie Award, Executive of the Year – Hospitality and Leisure for 2011 and has served on HITEC Advisory Council and Hospitality Technology and Finance Professionals (HFTP) Hall of Fame Selection Committee. He was the founding member and Chairman of the Open Travel Alliance for 5 years and was also elected Vice Chairman American Hotel and Lodging Association eCommerce Committee for the term 2003 – 2005.
RezNext is a real-time, direct connect and online distribution company that bridges the gap between a hotel’s reservation system and online booking channels. RezNext’s solutions have been carefully crafted to offer hotels a comprehensive solution set to dynamically distribute rooms, enhance online visibility, optimize use of manpower and grow revenue. RezNext’s portfolio of offerings include Channel Manager, Revenue Management, Reputation Management, Web Booking Engine, OnlineTravel Agent (OTA) Connect, New Age Channels and Property Management System (PMS) two-way connect. This growing range of solutions is available to all hotel segments from independent hotels to large chain hotels, business hotels, resorts and service apartments.
RezNext is committed to simplifying the complex distribution environment by providing a one stop solution between the hotel and the entire distribution environment. With a new business architecture that leverages the benefit of the internet, RezNext is poised to help hotels power their productivity, profitability and performance.
RezNext is a fully owned subsidiary of IDS NEXT and leverages their 26 years of domain expertise in delivering hospitality technology.
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