RezNext announces additions to its senior management team
Appoints CFO, CTO, President Revenue Management Services, Sr. VP Operations
Bangalore, June 17, 2015: RezNext, the worlds’ only true real-time enterprise distribution company has announced additions to its senior management team. Joining the company are Balaji Viswanathan as Chief Financial Officer, Barti Somaasundaram as Chief Technology Officer, Dhiraj Trivedi as President, Revenue Management Services and Ron Bialkowski as Sr. VP Operations. This addition to the team is in line with the company’s goals to drive technological innovation, adopt a disruptive business model and become the industry’s de facto hotel distribution platform.
RezNext has emerged from being a successful startup to a market leader within 3 years of its operations. Backed by NEA, RezNext is looking to aggressively improve market share in new and existing markets. “We are at a growth curve now and are looking to build on this and drive our business forward, twice the pace,” said Mike Kistner, Chief Executive Officer, RezNext Global Solutions Pvt. Ltd. “With these appointments, we will focus on sustained leadership by driving continuous value for our customers. I am confident that the RezNext team can now quickly accelerate and grow our business in India and globally”, added Mike Kistner.
Balaji Viswanathan, Chief Financial Officer, RezNext, has over 18 years of experience working with Blue Chip companies in India and Middle East. He has rich domain experience in finance and accounting across industries including investment banking, FMCG, automobiles, engineering and pharmaceuticals. He was most recently working as, Finance Director for Transguard Group, an Emirates Airlines Group Company, based in Dubai. At RezNext, Balaji will be responsible for leading finance functions, compliance and regulatory matters and driving improvements through financial business transformation.
As Chief Technology Officer for RezNext, Barti Somaasundaram will be responsible for strengthening the technology platform, identifying new opportunities to expand product features and offerings and providing a robust technology infrastructure to RezNext’s growing customer base. Barti has over 14 years of expertise in the travel technology industry where he has held various leadership roles across software development, technical operations and test engineering disciplines. Barti was most recently working with Sabre Holdings where he led development of large scale software applications and technology implementations with many major commercial airlines in the revenue management and eCommerce areas.
Dhiraj Trivedi has close to two decades of experience in the hospitality industry across leading hotel chains and five-star properties in India and abroad where he has held leadership roles and was actively involved with revenue management, distribution, CRS and CRM functions. He is also a recognised revenue management specialist in the industry and has been a key speaker at various hospitality conferences. A recipient of the EDGE award, Dhiraj was most recently working as Group Director eMarketing at The Park Hotels. At RezNext, Dhiraj will lead the revenue management service function delivering industry leading revenue consulting for RezNext’s customers, helping them maximise their revenue potential.
As Sr. VP Operations, Ron Bialkowski will lead efforts to consolidate account management, onboarding and support functions to scale up operations as the company quickly expands across markets. Ron has over 3 decades of experience in the travel technology space managing multiple IT functions including applications development, quality assurance, project office, and data warehousing. He has worked with leading companies like Pegasus Solutions and Cendant Corporation Inc. Most recently Ron was working with J-Curve Technologies, Inc., leading their operations and IT efforts.
RezNext is the world’s only true real-time distribution management solution provider. It empowers hotels to adopt a distribution strategy that simplifies the complex global distribution environment and makes it understandable and manageable. It is integrated with revenue management, operating intelligence and powered with reputation management insights.
At the core of our distribution offering is the real-time two-way connect between a hotel’s property management solution and thousands of electronic channels, helping hotels improve visibility, distribute effectively 24/7, and most importantly, drive revenues.
RezNext’s portfolio of offerings include real-time two-way PMS connect, intelligent distribution platform, revenue management, reputation management, internet booking engine, online travel agent (OTA) connect, GDS connect, rate shopper solution, campaign management, hotel operating intelligence and the BriDge program.
This growing range of solutions is available to all hotel segments from independent hotels to large chain hotels, business hotels, resorts and service apartments.
For more information please visit: www.reznext.com
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