Managing Director - the Americas, SiteMinder
From entry level to being appointed as director of sales at Turtle Beach Resort on Australia's famous Gold Coast, Fig Cakar has risen through the ranks with an intimate understanding of a hotelier’s true challenges and needs. Following his over decade-long career working at hotels, Fig went on to successfully lead large international expansions of leading forces within the wholesaler and OTA space, beginning in 2003 when he secured the role of Contracts Manager for GTA’s Turkey and Caribbean markets. Fig established key markets for GTA – including Barbados, Jamaica, Bahamas, St Lucia and Antigua – before then setting up an Australian office for Destinations of the World as General Manager Australia. Fig then went on to become Director of Sales & Distribution at Rydges Hotels and Resorts prior to spending five years with Agoda, where he served initially as Senior Market Manager and then Director - North America, setting up both the company’s Sydney and New York offices. Today Fig is responsible for developing, managing and optimizing the day-to-day operations of SiteMinder’s Americas headquarters in Dallas while ensuring the ongoing, successful adoption of the company’s technology solutions across the Americas. He has a Diploma in Hospitality Management from the Australian College of Travel and Hospitality.