Dayuse.com Recruits Three Talented Online Travel Industry Veterans
N American team expands
Theresa McLarney has been appointed Strategic Sales Director, N America. Based in the New York City office, she is joined by Felicia Gray-Speaks, in Chicago and Keith Knapp in Miami.
McLarney, an accomplished sales and marketing professional, brings over 25 years of sales leadership at global hotel wholesalers. McLarney earned deep industry experience in a long-standing role as Vice President of Travelocity's Affiliate Division WorldChoiceTravel where she led the merchant model rollout and solidified her reputation as a leader in the startup space. Most recently McLarney led national contracting and business development teams top online travel brands including Hotelbeds and GTA's Travelbound. In addition she's held senior level positions atl top OTA's where she managed both sales teams and markets, including Orbitz.com, Cheaptickets.com and Smart Destinations.
Felicia Gray-Speaks based in Chicago joins the fast growing startup following a decade of client relationships at Orbitz.com and Red Lion Hotels where she managed both supplier and franchise owner relationships; and successfully grew partner sales, overcoming market challenges. Felicia is respected for her toolbox of resourcefulness and creativity and client relationship building skills.
Keith Knapp rounds out Dayuse.com's recent expansion phase joining the team after successful roles with such industry stalwarts as TravelClick, Pegasus/Utell and Orbitz. Keith is based in Miami and will handle key markets throughout Florida, Keith's industry reputation is built on his skillset of changing the hotel's mindset from focusing on the value of a booking to the value of the guest.
David Lebée CEO and founder of Dayuse.com. "Our ability to hire experienced, respected industry pros is one of the keys to our incredible success. Theresa, Keith and Felicia each bring the depth necessary to manage and expand the myriad of strategic relationships built since our NYC office opened fall of 2016." LeBee added: "Their combined years of online travel experience and hotelier relationships are a perfect fit for our American market rollout."
N American General Manager Marion Roger, who leads the new US team remarked: "Ownership groups, management companies, chains and independent hoteliers of all sizes and categories are no longer "just looking" at this exciting new booking space. "
She added "Expanding our US office with these well respected professionals well serves hoteliers who appreciate their credible expertise and are keen to exploit the revenue stream we are bringing partners."
Dayuse.com is attending HSMAI Toronto ROC event and is also visiting HITEC 2017.
General Manager N America