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Thayer Interactive Group Announces Previous Appointment
of Michael Pusateri as EVP of Sales & Services

Hospitality Industry Veteran Heads Senior Staff Appointments

Washington, DC – Thayer Interactive Group, LLC, announced the completion of its major hiring initiative of senior hospitality and Internet executives, led by the appointment of hotel and Internet veteran Michael Pusateri to the newly created position of executive vice president of sales, services, and marketing. The new senior staff will increase Thayer Interactive Group’s focus on enterprise hotel clients, provide enhanced service and performance levels, and further the success of the company’s growing client base.

“We are extremely pleased to have Michael join us, with his unparalleled industry knowledge,” said Frederic W. Malek, chief executive officer of Thayer Interactive Group. “He brings a wealth of hospitality and Internet experience that is already enhancing the online growth and success of our clients.”

Before joining Thayer Interactive Group, Pusateri spent 10 years at Marriott International as vice president of interactive sales and marketing. Pusateri spearheaded the development of, after first serving as vice president of business travel sales. Additionally, Pusateri served as senior vice president of sales and marketing for Proxicom, a leading Internet-consulting firm, during its successful IPO and ultimate sale. Pusateri’s extensive career also includes serving as senior vice president of sales at Avendra; director of interbrand marketing for Holiday Corporation; and in hotel and airline marketing positions for Avis.

In addition to Pusateri, Thayer Interactive Group also announced the appointment of three other key executives, including: Paul Peddrick, vice president of strategic accounts and chief creative consultant, formerly director of web application strategy at Bixler Incorporated, where he oversaw client engagement and product development, and helped clients to increase ROI through use of web-based applications; Sue Heilbronner, vice president of strategic accounts, formerly executive director of business development at Discovery Communications, Inc., where she combined her background in law and business development to build over 100 partnerships with major national manufacturers, hospitality firms, media companies for the distribution of Discovery’s branded products and services; and Doug Broujos, vice president of client services, formerly the chief executive office of ChesapeakeNet, as well as senior vice president of marketing and e-commerce at 3Di Technologies, where he lead the company’s marketing strategy, managed acquisitions’ integration, and created national client-relationship teams. Thayer Interactive Group’s rapid ascent to a leadership position in hotel web presence management has also driven the addition of new client-service team members, creative staff, and web analysts, in order to service to Thayer Interactive Group’s increasing client base.

Clients of Thayer Interactive Group receive turnkey web presence management and marketing services including website development; site hosting and maintenance; content and copy management; search engine optimization; pay-per-click marketing; strategic link campaigns; Internet marketing; online advertising; statistical reporting and analysis, with full revenue tracking; and proactive consultative client support. Thayer Interactive Group utilizes enhanced client-service reporting tools to illustrate the unrivaled ROI of its services, and also to materially assist hotels in managing the increasingly important Internet distribution channel.

Thayer Interactive Group, LLC, is a full-service Internet marketing firm that provides turnkey web presence management for the hospitality industry. Thayer Interactive Group maximizes incremental online revenue by delivering travel consumers directly to a hotel’s website or property pages on a branded site, allowing hotels to build relationships with customers and increase margins in the growing Internet space. Thayer Interactive Group’s clientele comprises more than 200 hotels and resorts, ranging from independent hotels to branded and franchised hotels, operating in over 50 markets throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.

For more information about Thayer Interactive Group’s service offerings, please contact Rachel Zendel at 202.465.3939 or




Rachel Zendel - Sales Coordinator
Thayer Interactive Group, LLC
5335 Wisconsin Ave, NW #780
Washington, DC 20015
(P)202.465.3939 (F)202.363.5075

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