eRevMax Appoints Chief Operating Officer for RateTiger

  • eRevMax
  • 12.01.10
eRevMax, a specialist in online distribution and channel management software for the hospitality industry, announced the appointment of Michael McCartan as the company’s new chief operating officer.

Formerly vice president product management at Pegasus Solutions, McCartan joins the eRevMax team to oversee the daily operations of the RateTiger and Simple Distribution brands. The division presidents of RTSuite (Keith Povah), RTCorp (Keith Watson) and RTConnect (Ragnar Strerath) will report directly to McCartan, to give CEO Sascha Hausmann more time to focus on strategic development and acquisitions. With the addition of McCartan the company has now completed the formation of the management team following a re-shuffle of the group structure earlier this year.

A specialist in software product management, business development, technical pre/post-sales and overall project management, McCartan has over 12 years experience in the hospitality industry. At Pegasus Solutions he was responsible for the development and management of all distribution services including the UltraDirect, UltraSwitch and Online Distribution Database (ODD).

"eRevMax has become a recognized business over the last nine years and the RateTiger brand is considered a benchmark in the channel management industry. With the company firmly placed on its growth trajectory, it will be exciting to further contribute to its innovative product expansion and drive into new markets,” said McCartan, who will be based in eRevMax’s operational headquarters in London.

Jorge Valverde Rico has been appointed project manager – RTConnect, the company's two-way XML gateway. Jorge will lead connectivity integration projects for large hotel chains, PMS, CRS and RMS companies. Jorge joins eRevMax with experience as a global implementation manager for Lufthansa AirPlus, responsible for creating the company’s billing system, TAMARA, monitoring dataflow, technical feasibilities, standards management and product development.

In 2011, eRevMax will be also further expand RTConnect. As part of this initiative the company has hired John Seaton, formerly of Pegasus Solutions and HBSi, and Giles Gurney, previously senior sales manager of Xotels. Both will be helping in taking the product to market.

The company is also tapping further into the southeast European market by appointing Lilian Stjepanovic as sales representative for the region. She will help to manage increased demand for channel management technologies in the territory.

“With the constant evolution of online channels, new technologies and increased interest in channel management, it's important for us to ensure we continue to have strong specialists in our teams and experienced management members that are star leaders. Bringing in seasoned professionals who understand the industry will help us maintain our competitive edge in the hospitality market," said Sascha Hausmann, CEO, eRevMax.

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