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NORTHWIND Opens Virginia Office, Taps Industry
Professional Margaret Legum For Business
Development Position
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Ms. Legum Brings 18 Years of Experience in Hospitality
Software and Technology to NORTHWIND

Toronto, ON – April 12, 2005 – NORTHWIND, developers of the Maestro family of systems and a leading provider of enterprise property management and reservation solutions for hospitality, announced that hospitality industry professional Margaret Legum joined the Maestro team as Senior Solutions Consultant.  Ms. Legum comes to her new position with 18 years of hospitality software experience and will be based in NORTHWIND’s Virginia office.  She will be responsible for developing new accounts and assisting NORTHWIND clients in using advanced business practices and technology to improve profitability and efficiency. 

NORTHWIND’s president of US operation, Warren Dehan, said, “Very few professionals in our industry have the depth of experience Margaret Legum brings to NORTHWIND and its clients.  Her firsthand knowledge of hospitality operations and the role technology plays in driving revenue and increasing guest service and staff productivity will benefit both our current system users and operators evaluating Maestro.”   Ms. Legum previously held top executive positions with leading PMS providers and began her career in hospitality operating an upscale bed and breakfast property.  She is bilingual in Spanish and has extensive international business development experience.

Ms. Legum said, “NORTHWIND stands out in the hospitality industry because of its advanced Maestro technology and personalized service that puts the needs of its users first.  The Maestro multi-module single-image database platform lets users share data across a property or an entire chain to generate revenue by cross selling and centralizing management controls.  This is the direction hotel technology is going, and Maestro is already there.”   Legum also noted her experience with hotel operations, staff training and software development give her an excellent foundation for assisting properties and hotel groups with the selection of next-generation systems.

About NORTHWIND

NORTHWIND (www.maestropms.com), known in the hospitality industry for its service and state-of-the-art technology, is widely respected for providing hotels, guests, and corporate management companies with flexible software solutions.

Based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, with a network of dealers and offices worldwide, NORTHWIND is a leading supplier of software for hotel owners and operators who need to manage their enterprise in a real time environment for maximum operational control and profitability.  Designed to handle any size hotel, resort, meeting/conference center, multi-property and for the enterprise, NORTHWIND's Maestro solution offers the most productive working environment, which includes the following suite of products:  PMS, Sales & Catering, Club/Spa Management, Corporate Reservations Office, Multi-Property Management, Condo/Owner Management, Yield Management, POS & Online Table Res, GDS Connectivity and ResEze Web Booking Engine.  This comprehensive multi-platform (Windows 9X/NT/2000/XP, Unix/Linux, Terminal Server & Web Enabled) suite is recognized as the solution of choice for progressive and demanding organizations.  NORTHWIND is a total solution provider that offers leading-edge technologies, and unparalleled training and support. 

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Contact

Audrey MacRae
Director, Marketing Communications 
NORTHWIND
60 Renfrew Drive, Suite #235
Markham, ON L3R 0E1
Phone: (905) 940-1923 ext - 246
1-888-NORTH88 (667-8488)
Fax: (905) 940-1925
Email: info@maestropms.com
http://www.maestropms.com

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