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Supplier News22 August 2017

Growing Team: NAVIS Expands Executive Team to Amplify Product and Service Innovations

Lodging technology leader appoints industry veterans to help blaze a new standard for technology, marketing, and client services

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NAVIS, the No. 1 reservation sales and marketing technology provider for the hospitality industry, today announced that Jeff Schuett has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Technology. NAVIS has also promoted Brise Carpenter to Vice President of Client Success, and Jeff Robertson to Vice President of Marketing. The newly formed management roster is another key indicator of the company's momentum and record revenue in the company's recently completed the fiscal year 2017.

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The consolidation in the travel industry, the dramatic increase in the convergence of hotel and vacation rentals and the market's receptiveness to their revenue-generating platform has prompted NAVIS to broaden its team. Company CEO Kyle Buehner explains, "These are all key appointments as we look to accelerate our growth, roll out new initiatives and streamline existing ones. Jeff Schuett is not only well-versed in technology infrastructure and informational systems - he has sharp insight into the rapidly changing environment of IT architectures and data management. He will play a crucial role in helping us execute on our strategy to be the primary revenue-generating solution for hospitality teams worldwide. Jeff Robertson and Brise Carpenter both have stellar records of accomplishment at NAVIS, and equally important is their passion for what we do. Their promotions reflect our dedication to high-performing team members and our philosophy of unleashing the potential of the people we serve."

Jeff Schuett

In his new role, Jeff will serve as the senior technology leader at NAVIS and provide the strategic management and vision for the company's software development, engineering and IT at NAVIS. Throughout his career, Jeff has been at the forefront of emerging trends and developing innovative technologies.

"NAVIS has a strong reputation as an experienced provider of technology-driven solutions that deliver outstanding results for its clients," said Schuett. "I'm excited to work with such a passionate team, contribute to the company's next-generation technology capabilities, and strengthen NAVIS' foothold as a visionary leader in hospitality."

With over 20 years' of experience in managing software engineering, technology strategy, and infrastructure groups, Jeff's success has spanned the globe with companies and partners in North America, South America, EMEA, India, and Asia-Pacific. Jeff has technology degrees from Washington State University and an MBA from St. Mary's College of California. Click here to learn more about Jeff and connect with him on LinkedIn.

Jeff Robertson

As the new VP of Marketing, Jeff will help craft company strategy, advocate marketplace needs, and accelerate revenue growth. He'll spearhead the company's brand strategy, demand generation, channel marketing, sales enablement, creative design, and client marketing efforts. Jeff has over two decades of marketing experience in emerging technologies, consumer products, and B2B SaaS, most recently as director of marketing at NAVIS.

''I'm incredibly proud to be part of the NAVIS family and to lead our outstanding marketing and communications group," said Robertson. "NAVIS helps our clients achieve such great things, and I'm thrilled to be trusted with telling our great story and getting others excited about what we do."

Jeff holds a BS in Management from Bentley University, an MBA in Marketing from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, and is Pragmatic Marketing Certified. Click here to learn more about Jeff and connect with him on LinkedIn.

Brise Carpenter

Since joining in 2011, Brise has made quite an impression at NAVIS. The love that the company's clients express is due in significant part to Brise and his crew. In his expanded role, Brise will head up the newly formed Client Success organization which consists of the company's highly respected Client Advocate, NAVIS University and Technical Support teams.

"It's an amazing time to be at NAVIS; I am excited to bring new ideas to life that help build on our foundation of client success," said Brise. "Our focus will continue to be on fulfilling the needs of our clients and delivering game-changing results to the market."

Brise holds a BA in Business Management and Organizational Leadership from George Fox University and an MBA from Concordia University. Click here to learn more about Brise and connect with him on LinkedIn.

Related Appointments

Jeff Schuett - Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Technology

22 August 2017 — Jeff Schuett will serve as the senior technology leader at NAVIS and provide the strategic management and vision for the company’s software development, engineering and IT at NAVIS. Throughout his career, Jeff has been at the forefront of emerging trends and developing innovative technologies.
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Jeff Robertson - Vice President of Marketing

22 August 2017 — As the new VP of Marketing, Jeff will help craft company strategy, advocate marketplace needs, and accelerate revenue growth. He’ll spearhead the company’s brand strategy, demand generation, channel marketing, sales enablement, creative design, and client marketing efforts.
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Brise Carpenter - Vice President of Client Success

22 August 2017 — Since joining in 2011, Brise has made quite an impression at NAVIS. The love that the company’s clients express is due in significant part to Brise and his crew. In his expanded role, Brise will head up the newly formed Client Success organization which consists of the company’s highly respected Client Advocate, NAVIS University and Technical Support teams.
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About NAVIS

NAVIS is the only complete customer relationship management software specifically designed for the hospitality industry. The leader in hospitality CRM solutions and services, only NAVIS provides a CRM platform that unifies your Reservations, Revenue and Marketing teams around a single source of guest data, that drives more direct bookings and more revenue.

NAVIS has been serving the hospitality business since 1987. A privately held company, NAVIS is headquartered in Bend, Oregon with growing offices in both Orlando, Fla. and Reno, Nev. The company has been honored with the Top Workplaces award six times by The Oregonian for consecutive years, the Orlando Sentinel Top 100 Companies award for the third year in a row, and one of the Northern Nevada Human Resources Association's Best Places To Work for the second consecutive year. Learn more at www.naviscrm.com.

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