|Austin, Texas, June 16, 1999 - Wayport, Inc.,
a leading high speed Internet solutions provider to hotels, airports and
convention centers nationwide, announced today the appointment of Marc
Hughes, Master Hotel Supplier, as Vice President, Sales. Hughes’
role at the Austin-based company will be to address new market opportunities
and to drive and support sales within the hospitality industry. He has
already begun building his national sales staff and distribution partners.
With experience in sales and marketing of enhanced guest services, Hughes
has focused on the hospitality market for over a decade and has over
twenty years’ experience in sales.
“The hospitality industry is gearing up to provide high speed Internet
access as an amenity to business travelers, and Wayport is positioned to
embrace this opportunity. Marc will be instrumental in bringing Wayport’s
solution to the hospitality marketplace,” said Brett Stewart, chief executive
officer, Wayport. “The delivery of high speed Internet access to hotels
is a perfect convergence of Marc’s background and Wayport’s technology.”
Prior to joining Wayport, Hughes served as vice president of sales
to competitive carriers and Internet service providers at Alcatel and spent
eight years as director of marketing at Sprint Hospitality Group.
Wayport, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, provides fast,
convenient connectivity for business people on the move. Wayport’s system
allows travelers simple access to fast networks. The company is supported
by the company’s strategic relationships with major telecommunications
carriers and IP providers that create the backbone for fast national connectivity.
Wayport is deploying these services in airports, hotels and conference
centers throughout North America. Wayport is venture-financed, with strategic
investments from Sevin Rosen Funds, Trellis Partners, New Enterprise Associates,
New Venture Partners, GC Technology Fund and others.
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