New Role Will Support Hotels, Resorts and Entertainment Venues as They Look to Improve Their Guests’ Experience and Drive Bottom Line Growth Through the Mobile Channel
CellPoint Mobile, a leading global provider of sales and payment-side mobile technology solutions for the airline, hospitality and travel sectors, welcomes Ray Pawley to its executive team as Vice President, Head of Hospitality Sales for the Americas. Joining the company as it expands its product offerings to better serve the hospitality sector, Raymond will lead new partnerships with hospitality companies across the Americas as they look to improve guest experiences and increase revenue opportunities through mobile payment solutions.
Ray brings more than 20 years experience in helping companies drive growth through the tactical execution of technology, most recently as Vice President at iVvy, a SaaS technology company for events, venues and supplier management. Prior to that, he held executive leadership positions at Evature, Amadeus, American Express and Continental Airlines. Ray’s leadership in hospitality technology also includes his appointment as Chairman of the Hotel Technology Next Generation’s first Vendor Advisory Council. At CellPoint Mobile, Ray will leverage his deep expertise to identify revenue opportunities for hospitality companies and help them to improve customer satisfaction and retention.
“Ray understands both the complex and changing needs of the hospitality industry and the critical importance of flexible technology solutions that address multiple needs in a scalable and cost-effective manner,” said Noel Connolly, SVP and Global Head of Sales for Airlines and Hospitality for CellPoint Mobile. “Ray is an integral part of our vertical growth strategy in the Americas and will be a valuable resource for hospitality companies looking to improve mobile capabilities and revenues from that channel.”
An Evolving Industry, a Powerful Mobile-First Solution
Travelers turn to hospitality and entertainment companies to create experiences and connections, fully optimized for their mobile devices. Hospitality providers can capture more revenue, reach more consumers and drive more business growth with sell-side and pay-side solutions that deliver results in a mobile-centric travel market.
“Hospitality customers are demanding smooth, easy mobile transactions, whatever they are purchasing,” said Ray Pawley. “With powerful, flexible mobile payment and campaign management solutions from CellPoint Mobile, hospitality companies can target customers where they are, and execute profitable campaigns that encourage customers to return.”
CellPoint Mobile can help hospitality brands meet their customers’ mobile expectations with a full suite of mobile-first solutions, including Voyage, a high performance, front-end agnostic booking engine, Velocity, a scalable, robust payment platform designed to increase conversions in the direct channel, and Vantage, a campaign management platform for better mobile marketing across all interactions, transactions and communications.