Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints Chief Technology Officer
“Venky has extensive experience in hospitality and franchising, a combination that makes him an ideal addition to the Hotel Group’s leadership team,” said Robert Loewen, Wyndham Hotel Group executive vice president and chief financial officer. “As a global hospitality company that franchises and manages hotels in 66 countries, Wyndham Hotel Group requires an expert who is well-versed in implementing and managing initiatives in large, complex organizations.”
Most recently, Rangachari was chief information officer at StarCite, a global leader in meetings management solutions, where he developed technology strategy, reduced operating expenses by 20 percent and implemented a company-wide learning management system that helped prepare employees for the company’s next generation products.
Prior to joining StarCite, Rangachari was vice president of operations at Jacent Technologies, an on-demand solutions provider for the restaurant industry. While there he managed the Web operations order management system for the Pizza Hut® and Quiznos® chains.
Rangachari also held various positions with Stratify, an Iron Mountain company and one of the world’s largest electronic discovery service providers working with some of the highest grossing law firms in the U.S. and general counsel from Fortune 500 companies; Digiprise, a provider of customer relationship management and employee relationship management solutions for small to mid-size services companies; and Exodus Communications, an Internet hosting service and Internet service provider to dot-com businesses.
He is a member of the CIO Executive Council, an executive organization of global business leaders working to drive value from the intersection of business, information technology and strategy.
Wyndham Hotel Group, one of three principal components of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), encompasses approximately 7,000 hotels and 588,500 rooms in 66 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites®, Hawthorn Suites®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham and international Ramada hotels which are managed by our affiliate or through a joint venture partner. Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, N.J. Additional information is available at .
Christine Da Silva
Director, Media Relations | Wyndham Hotel Group
Phone: +1 (973) 753-6590