Pegasus Solutions Names Chief Operating Officer

  • Pegasus Solutions Inc.
  • 02.04.09
Pegasus Solutions has named Joseph “Bill” Nicholson chief operating officer and president of reservation and distribution services.

Nicholson, who was the second employee hired during Pegasus’ start-up phase 20 years ago, is a former president at SynXis who returns with 30 years of technology and 20 years industry experience.

The announcement was made by Pegasus CEO Mike Kistner, who filled the roles Nicholson has assumed until he was named CEO in June 2008.

“Bill played a breakthrough role in developing and shaping Pegasus’ original organization, processes, service offering, product development and strategy,” said Kistner. “Today, as Pegasus looks back on 20 years, and ahead to the next generation of reservations with RezView® NG, we know Bill is the perfect fit to manage our operation given his historical perspective and vision. He has a strong attachment to the company, its customers, and its employees that will serve as a firm foundation in continuing Pegasus’ legacy of innovation.”

During his 15-year tenure at Pegasus, Nicholson played a key role in the development of the hotel switch. He was also responsible for the introduction and operation of several breakthrough Pegasus products including today’s industry-leading Pegasus Commission Processing, Pegasus Electronic Distribution, TravelWeb and central reservation services. Nicholson was also instrumental in the acquisition and integration of Unirez Inc., a branch of Pegasus’ Utell® Hotels & Resorts, which is one of the industry’s largest and most experienced third-party hotel sales, marketing and distribution services.
Most recently, Nicholson founded Nicholson Consulting, providing management consulting and technology guidance to clients like Sabre Holdings, HomeAway and Harland Clarke. Prior to starting Nicholson Consulting, he served as president and general manager of SynXis, where he led the integration and subsequent growth of the company following its acquisition by Sabre.

Nicholson also spent 10 years at Texas Instruments before he entered the hospitality industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from East Texas State University, and has completed graduate work at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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