|(Quincy, MA - June 6, 2006)
Passkey, the world's leading online group reservation system, today announced
the appointment of Bill Oates, the former senior vice president and chief
information officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., to
the company's Board of Directors. Bill will also serve as the head of Passkey's
Greg Pesik, president and CEO of Passkey said, "Bill's addition to the Board provides the Company with the counsel and insight necessary to ensure that we continue to strengthen our capabilities across our CVB and Hotel client base. Passkey will leverage his unparalleled experience in hospitality systems to guide our future investments in new products and features and provide Board level focus on travel technology trends."
Commenting on his appointment to the Passkey Board of Directors, Oates notes, "I am thrilled about this opportunity to work with Passkey. The company's direction is exciting, and I hope to offer my own ideas on product, business and technology development. The technology space in hospitality continues to evolve and innovative leaders like Passkey are adapting to those changes. I look forward to this role and to sharing my experience and my perspective with the Passkey team."
Bill has 25 years of experience as an information technology professional. Prior to his role as Starwood's CIO, Bill held a number of posts at ITT Sheraton and Starwood as he progressed through the Information Technology organizations. Named CIO in 2000, Bill oversaw the global technology teams and systems for Starwood's portfolio of hotels including: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points and W brands. The Starwood family now includes 850 hotels in 95 countries. Bill is also the Founder and Principal Partner of tcmGlobal Services, LLC, a technology consulting and management practice which focuses on the travel/hospitality industry.
Long active in industry affairs, Bill is a past Chairman of the AH&MA Technology and Telecommunications Committees. In 1996, Bill was the industry's youngest inductee to the HFTP (Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals) International Technology Hall of Fame.
Passkey is the worldwide leader in online group reservations management. The Boston-based technology company offers event attendees, planners and providers with a powerful web-based onDemand solutions that lets them manage their group reservations on the web.
The Passkey-enabledSM global network consists of over 85% of major U.S. Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs), as well as thousands of hotels, trade associations, corporate meeting planners, and meeting management companies. Passkey investors include: Lazard Technology Partners; Sabre (NYSE: TSG) (www.sabre.com); Galileo (NYSE: GLC) (www.galileo.com); Worldspan (www.worldspan.com); TravelCLICK (www.travelclick.net) and DRV Investments, LLC.
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