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Passkey Appoints Technology Veteran, Ayikudy Srikanth, as Chief Technology Officer

  • Passkey (now a part of Lanyon)
  • 08.03.11
In support of the company's mission to deliver the hospitality industry's leading online group reservation technology formula, Passkey announced the appointment of Ayikudy "Sri" Srikanth as chief technology officer.

As an influential leader in engineering design and enterprise technology management, Sri brings 18 years of experience to the company's executive leadership team. In his new role, Sri will be responsible for the development and execution of all new technology initiatives, as the company continues to expand its product offering across the hospitality market, both domestically and internationally.

"We are privileged to have such an outstanding addition to our executive team. Sri brings a unique perspective to Passkey and  his extended enterprise technology skill-set will play an instrumental role in leading the charge of our accelerated scalability and efficiency strategy, as well as with the expansion of our current technology's capabilities," comments Greg Pesik, president and CEO of Passkey.

Prior to joining Passkey, Sri was co-founder and president of Acealine, a Boston-based energy technology company. Previously, he was vice president of engineering and product management at Certica Solutions, an education software company whose product is used at over 100 U.S. school districts today.

Notably, Sri has played a key role in the development of the Boston-area startup ecosystem, holding various roles at NewRiver, Kubi Software and Crossbeam Systems. He also serves on the advisory board of several area technology startups, as well as the Board of Directors at the Andover School of Montessori.

Sri began his career at Wellfleet Communications (acquired by Nortel) where he held a variety of engineering and management positions. His work has been published in industry journals and he holds six patents. In addition, Sri is co-author of the book, "VRRP - Increasing Reliability and Failover with the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol," published by Addison Wesley.

Sri holds an MBA from Babson College, an M.S. in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a B.S. in Electronics and Communication from Anna University (India).

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