SkyTouch Technology Appoints Jacob Buckstead as Vice President of Client Partnerships

  • SkyTouch Technology
  • 08.28.14
SkyTouch Technology is positioning itself for significant expansion into international hotel markets with the appointment of Jacob Buckstead as vice president of client partnerships.

Buckstead is a 15 year veteran of the international hospitality technology space.

“Our platform is already an established solution in more than 450 properties outside of the U.S., under the choiceADVANTAGE brand," said Ric Leutwyler, president of SkyTouch. "With the addition of Jacob, we are ready to take a bold approach by making the SkyTouch Hotel OS solution more accessible to hoteliers and resellers worldwide. Jacob will lead the charge in expanding our customer base by growing existing relationships and establishing new connections with key international sales, service and support partners in countries around the world.”

Jacob Buckstead, a recognized thought leader and innovator in the hospitality industry, has extensive experience working with some of the world’s largest hotel brands and ownership groups, including, Marriott, Hyatt, Starwood, Accor and others. He has also been a featured speaker and panelist at major technology conferences around the world, including the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition (HITEC), International Hotel Technology Forum (IHTF), Hotel World Australia and more. Jacob has led industry-wide efforts to establish open technology standards that enable greater interoperability amongst vendors, thereby providing more comprehensive systems and lower costs for hoteliers. In addition to his hospitality experience, Jacob has co-invented technology products, including a patented connection interface for hotel guests’ mobile devices.

“I am incredibly excited about helping international customers use the SkyTouch Hotel OS platform to optimize their operations, grow their revenues, deliver outstanding service to their guests, and have a long-term solution for their future growth," said Buckstead. "At SkyTouch we put our customers’ needs first and build our product and operations around that. I’m proud to be part of a company that is setting the standard for service-centric hotels managing global properties.”

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