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Global Sales Leader for iRiS Software Systems Ltd Appointment Bolsters Global Sales & Marketing and Expansion in the Americas

London, February 29, 2016 – iRiS Software Systems Ltd, the global market leader in guest facing technology providing an intelligent guest experience platform and an innovative suite of applications for the hospitality industry is very happy to announce the appointment of Mark Holzberg as Chief Global Sales Officer & GM, The Americas.

Mark brings to iRiS over twenty years of experience building and running sales organisations, business units and companies in the hospitality technology space. His varied experience includes serving as CEO of Lorica Solutions, a leading edge IP technology and hospitality managed services company; leading XETA Hospitality Solutions, a strategic business unit of XETA Technologies, an enterprise communications and network managed services company ultimately acquired by Windstream; leading Swisscom’s hospitality business in the Americas and its global managed services; and serving as TravelCLICK’s first CFO during a period of explosive growth.

At iRiS, Mark will oversee, direct and manage the Company’s overall global sales and marketing organisation, including the major accounts group, regional field sales, account management, sales strategy and marketing.  He will also have responsibility for expanding and managing iRiS’s business in the America’s, and will continue to be based in the US.

Jason Jefferys, CEO of iRiS, commented “at iRiS we believe in innovation and evolution to optimally position us to leverage our market position and expand our success to be the dominant company in the hospitality space. Hiring Mark to direct the sales and marketing operation globally and build our Americas business, while recognizing his expertise in vision, leadership and strategy shifts was an easy decision. We’ve made great progress in a number of areas with Mark’s help already and I am excited to watch his and our success continue.”

Mark Holzberg added ‘I joined iRiS because I wanted to be a part of a company where I believed the possibilities were limitless. Today, I am even more convinced that iRiS is that company, this is a great opportunity and I support their enthusiasm for engaging and commercially orientated mobile solutions. Right now, my focus is on accelerating the innovation and execution that our customers need from us and to reinvent the iRiS sales organization while also expanding our presence greatly on this side of the pond, cementing its place as the envy of the hospitality industry.”

About iRiS

iRiS is the global market leader in guest facing technology, with offices in the UK, US, Hong Kong and UAE, providing an intelligent guest experience platform and an innovative suite of applications for the hospitality industry, since 2010. iRiS work with over 4,000 properties across 100 countries, including major hotel chains Accor, Marriott, Starwood and IHG.

If you would like more information, please contact Jennifer Woodward at iRiS Software Systems Ltd or email

Contact: Jennifer Woodward / +44 20 7099 9242

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