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IDeaS Adds to its Americas Sales Team with the Appointment
of Two Long-time Hospitality Industry Professionals
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Cliff Atkinson and Adam Werner to Sell IDeaS Acclaimed ASP Solutions 
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Minneapolis, Minnesota-February 28, 2006 IDeaS, the leading provider of hospitality revenue optimization solutions and one of the industry’s fastest growing technology companies today announced that Cliff Atkinson and Adam Werner, both long time hospitality professionals, have joined the company’s Americas based sales organization. 

“As interest continues to flourish for IDeaS solutions around the world and here in the Americas region, it became apparent that we needed to add some additional sales resources to the team,” said Bernard Ellis, Managing Director for the Americas region. “Cliff and Adam round out the team bringing both years of hospitality experience and tremendous energy and enthusiasm for the IDeaS solutions which will allow us to serve our clients and prospects in the region much more fully.” 

Cliff Atkinson

Atkinson joins IDeaS as its Director of Sales, Central Region with more than ten years of experience in the hospitality industry. Most recently he served as the Executive Assistant Manager of the Rooms Division for IDeaS client, Mandarin Oriental, New York. 
“I became exposed to IDeaS Revenue Optimization from the client perspective while at Mandarin Oriental and I guess you could say I became a real believer in the value of the solution,” said Cliff Atkinson. “The opportunity at IDeaS is a chance for me to be a part of a growing organization and work daily communicating the values of a product I have become passionate about and a service program I had great respect for when I was a client.” 

“We have worked side-by-side with Cliff for many years, so being able to put his evangelism to work for the benefits of other clients and new prospects is a great opportunity for IDeaS,” added Joseph Martino, Senior Vice President for IDeaS.

Prior to his time at Mandarin Oriental New York, Cliff was the Corporate Director of Revenue Management for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in San Francisco, and spent a several years with Hilton Hotels in various positions of increasing responsibility at both the San Francisco Hilton and Towers and the San Francisco Airport Hilton.

Cliff can be reached at IDeaS world headquarters in Minneapolis at (952)698-4240 and at catkinson@ideas.com

Adam Werner

Adam Werner joins IDeaS as its Director of Sales for the Western region from hospitality technology supplier Diversified Computer Corporation where he was a Sales Manager focused on selling the GuestWare CRM solution.

“I joined IDeaS to build on my experience selling best-of-class hospitality solutions. With my extensive hotel background and my experience selling technology to the hospitality market, IDeaS was an ideal fit,” said Adam Werner. “I was interested in focusing my energies towards selling a proven ASP based solution that came from a company that was as well-known in the industry for their exceptional client relationships as for innovative technology. IDeaS sets the bar in both those areas. Additionally I was really excited to have an opportunity to focus exclusively on the Western region, and to play a role in transforming revenue management practices in the industry here.” 

“Adam is a tremendous addition to our team. The quality of the experience he brings both as a successful technology sales manager in the hospitality industry and his experience working on the hotel side allows him to hit the ground running in both understanding the nuances of the product but also the underlying concerns of our hoteliers. We are delighted he decided to join us,” added Joseph Martino. 

Before joining Diversified Computer Corporation, Adam worked for Starwood Hotels and Resorts in increasingly senior positions ending as the Director of Six Sigma, Black Belt for The Westin Seattle. Prior to that position he worked as a Sales Manager and in various other roles for the Westin Seattle over the course of 9 years. 

Adam is based in Seattle and can be reached at (206)767-2289 or at awerner@ideas.com.

About IDeaS

Integrated Decisions and Systems, Inc. (IDeaS) is the leading provider of hospitality focused pricing and revenue optimization solutions. IDeaS products offer award-winning technical innovation paired with unsurpassed personalized support. Our products are specifically designed to provide hoteliers with a clear vision to their data, thereby giving them greater control over their business. 

IDeaS primary market focus is the global hospitality industry. The Company’s clients include some of the most-prestigious companies in the world, including InterContinental Hotels Group, Hyatt International, Hilton International, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, Shangri-La, Kempinski Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton, Conrad Hotels, Universal Orlando, Travelodge UK, Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts, The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Vail Resorts and Gaylord Entertainment properties, such as Gaylord Opryland. 

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, IDeaS maintains global technology, support and sales offices in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and Asia.  For more information, visit www.ideas.com or call +1 952 698 4200.

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Contact:

Amy McNeil-Anderson
Director of Marketing
IDeaS Revenue Optimization
Office : +1 952 698 4200
Direct : +1 952 698 4218
Fax : +1 952 698 4299
www.ideas.com


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