Former Pegasus Solutions Sales Exec David Chestler Named Sr. VP Sales & Marketing at Birch Street Systems [inactive]
20-Year Hospitality Technology Veteran Brings Global Sales Leadership
“While Birch Street has accomplished incredible industry penetration over the last couple of years, it was in need of a strong sales leader with an established hotel industry reputation and relationships,” said Birch Street Systems CEO John F. Davis III. “David Chestler was undoubtedly the best candidate for the job. With him at my side, I’m looking forward to seeing Birch Street double or even triple in size over the next couple of years.”
“I am thrilled to be reunited with one of the travel technology world’s best-known visionaries: John F. Davis III,” Chestler commented. “I’m looking forward to executing on his vision as he and Birch Street tackle the challenges and opportunities in the hotel industry back-office automation arena.”
Prior to joining Pegasus and Visual Data/Hotel View, Chestler served for nine years in sales and development with Utell International, now a hotel representation unit of Pegasus. In this role, he oversaw $400 million in annual revenue and a portfolio of 1,200 hotels. For more information on David Chestler, go to http://www.birchstreetsystems.com/about/david.html, or contact him at 949.567.7082.
Formed in 2002, Birch Street offers the only enterprise eProcurement system designed specifically for the hospitality industry, offering comprehensive business process automation that covers procedures from procurement through payment, also known as “Procure-to-Pay” (P2P) technology. The system helps hotel chains and brands, management companies, individual properties, franchisees, restaurants, and country clubs leverage collective buying power, improve operations and lower costs by streamlining purchasing, inventory, food-cost management and accounts payable functions across a variety of geographic regions and property types. Birch Street’s solutions enable increased supply chain visibility and give customers closed-loop insight into their global spend. With Birch Street’s systems, its customers control the complete P2P cycle – from strategy to execution – and help them make and execute decisions that align with corporate strategy by optimizing supplier selection, compressing cycle times, and building sustainable, workable supplier relationships.
About Birch Street Systems, Inc. | As a recognized leader in the hospitality market, Birch Street delivers its Web-based platform to some of the world’s most recognizable companies including; Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hyatt Hotels, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Omni Hotels, Interstate Hotels and Resorts and Carlson Hospitality. Currently, more than 1,800 properties in more than 25 countries utilize Birch Street to access and manage more than 131,000 suppliers, processing nearly $1.5 billion in purchasing transactions annually. Birch Street is privately held and has offices in Newport Beach, California, and New Delhi, India. For more information, visit .
Karin Wacaser (Birch Street Systems, Inc.)