Sydney, Australia – SiteMinder, the global hotel industry’s leading guest acquisition platform, has announced several new industry heavyweight hires, including a new Chief Sales Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, to complete a leadership team of world class talent that will take the company into its next phase of growth.
SiteMinder today services more than 30,000 hotels in 160 countries from its offices around the world, with internationalised software and multilingual teams that see more than 75% of revenue sourced from outside its home market of Australasia. The company’s latest executive hires follow a three-year period of 65% growth in hiring at all levels.
Jonathan Bedford is joining SiteMinder as Chief Sales Officer in June, after spending the last three years driving commercial operations as Vice President of Open Text. Jonathan will be based in London, in recognition of SiteMinder’s global footprint and growth ambitions.
Mark Renshaw has joined as Chief Marketing Officer, bringing more than 20 years’ experience across B2C and B2B brands. Renshaw was most recently at Edelman, based in Chicago as its Global Chair of Brand Practice, and, prior to that, held an array of roles at Leo Burnett over 12 years, including Chief Digital and Innovation Officer.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Jonathan Bedford and Mark Renshaw to the SiteMinder executive team,” says CEO Sankar Narayan. “We have a great global footprint and are evolving to becoming a truly global business. Having a team of world class talent on board is crucial to our continued success as we enter this new phase of accelerated global growth and innovation. I look forward to sharing the excitement around SiteMinder’s next chapter with our leadership team.”
Narayan joined SiteMinder with 20 years’ experience in January 2019, following three years as COO of cloud accounting software giant Xero, where he oversaw a growth in enterprise value from AU$2 billion to over AU$6 billion.
Prior to Narayan, SiteMinder hired Jonathan Kenny, who has brought a decade of experience to SiteMinder as Chief Financial Officer through his tenures at the likes of education company 3P Learning and CoreLogic Australia in the same role, and Chief Product Officer Inga Latham, who joined the company after more than four years of overseeing Commonwealth Bank’s digital platforms and experience. Prior to that, Inga headed up B2C and B2B product management and in-house creative teams at Ticketmaster.
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In an age of rising choice and accessibility for curious travellers, SiteMinder is the name synonymous with the belief that technology can empower any hotel to win in a consumer-led world and unleash their potential. SiteMinder is the global hotel industry’s leading guest acquisition platform, ranked among technology pioneers for its smart and simple solutions that put hotels everywhere their guests are, at every stage of their journey. It’s this central role that has earned SiteMinder the trust of more than 30,000 hotels, across 160 countries, to generate in excess of 87 million reservations worth over US$28 billion in revenue for hotels each year. For more information, visit www.siteminder.com.