Gino Engels is the Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer of Lighthouse (formerly OTA Insight). Since 2012, the company has since grown from a small disruptor challenging an established marketplace, to a business supporting over 65,000 hotels and accommodation providers in 185 countries.
As Chief Customer Officer, Gino is working with the hospitality industry’s most progressive innovators as well as established global and local players to deliver a suite of industry-leading technology solutions. He leads the delivery and continued development of the Lighthouse product portfolio and is driven by the company’s mission to reimagine commercial strategy for the Travel and Hospitality industry. Gino’s main objective is to bring affordable revenue tools to market which enable hotels and accommodation providers around the world to implement a profitable revenue, distribution and marketing strategy.
Gino regularly contributes his expert knowledge on the hospitality sector to articles and publications on current trending topics and also frequently speaks at industry events in the US, APAC and across Europe. He was recently awarded the HSMAI TOP 25 Americas Extraordinary Minds in 2018 and HSMAI Top 20 Europe Extraordinary Minds in 2017. The awards recognize leaders in sales, marketing, and revenue optimization of hospitality, travel, and tourism organizations for their accomplishments in the preceding 18 months.
Before co-founding Lighthouse, Gino had a successful career with roles at some of the world’s largest corporations where he worked with leading global retailers to develop profitable retail strategies.
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