CheckMate Appoints Steve Smith as New Vice President Global Sales to Drive Continued Market Expansion and Revenue Growth
Accomplished Tech Start-Up Executive Hired to Build Demand for Leading Hotel Online and Mobile Check-In Platform
"Mr. Smith is a rising star in business technology sales who has successfully helped pioneering companies grow their businesses. He has a rich background of senior leadership at top digital agencies, start-ups and Fortune 1,000 brands, including helping start Yelp's sales team. Mr. Smith has earned a reputation for building high performing business development organizations centered on a strong go-to-market strategy and operational excellence. Born and raised in Boston, Mr. Smith currently resides in the Bay area and holds a BA from Stanford University.
It's a rare opportunity to lead a team for an organization with such a unique and disruptive market opportunity, coupled with the tremendous leadership they have brought together," says Smith. "Hotels and chains of all sizes are embracing mobile solutions and it's the perfect time for CheckMate to fill a long-standing void for high touch mobile guest service and engagement."
Based out of San Francisco, California, CheckMate empowers hotels to build long-lasting relationships withtheir guests by delivering uncompromised, high-touch service via CheckMate"s guest engagement platform. CheckMate makes it possible for hoteliers to truly understand and connect with their guests, even before they have arrived at their door. More importantly, it enables guests to choose how they would prefer to interact with the property pre- stay, during and post stay. Over 100 hotels are leveraging CheckMate"s mobile platform to exceed guest expectations, drive loyalty and maximize revenue opportunities by enhancing personalization and communication with guests. CheckMate"s valued partners include hospitality companies such as Rydges, Denihan, Thayer, Pacific Hospitality, Westmont, Hostmark, Hersha Hospitality, and Metwest Terra Group.In 2013, CheckMate was acquired by Room 77, who has raised $44M from sources, including Expedia, Concur, Sutter Hill Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, former Expedia CEO Erik Blachford, Zillow co-founder Rich Barton and Room 77 chairman Brad Gerstner. To see CheckMate in action, please visit www.checkmate.io