Industry Veteran Ellis Connolly Tapped to Lead the Hotel, Resort and Cruise Ship Market Development for the Americas.
Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation SaaS and on-premise hospitality software solutions and services, named Ellis Connolly as its new vice president of sales with a focus on hotel, resort and cruise development. Agilysys specifically chose Connolly to lead the continued growth and expansion in these markets due to his substantial business development success with technology companies focused on the global hospitality industry.
Connolly brings more than 20 years of experience in the industry, most recently serving as general manager – sales account management for Sabre Corporation. Prior to his time at Sabre, he served in senior leadership roles with Zingle (acquired by Medallia), The Rainmaker Group (acquired by Cendyn), TrustYou, Cvent and Aramark.
Aside from his focus on business development and his extensive experience working with global SaaS technologies, Connolly has a keen eye for talent recruitment, and a gift for strategic analysis and planning. His new role will focus on the continued growth of the hotel, resort and cruise ship business for Agilysys.
"We are very excited to have such an experienced hospitality leader join our team," said Don DeMarinis, SVP, Sales and Marketing – Americas & EMEA. "Ellis has the ability to make an immediate impact and help build a highly successful team to continue our growth in these markets."
Agilysys has been a leader in hospitality software for more than 40 years, delivering innovative cloud-native SaaS and on-premise guest-centric technology solutions for hotels, resorts, cruise, gaming, foodservice, restaurants, universities, stadia and healthcare. Agilysys offers the most comprehensive software solutions in the industry, including point-of-sale (POS), property management (PMS), inventory and procurement, payments, and related applications, to manage the entire guest journey. Many of the largest hospitality companies around the world use Agilysys solutions to help improve guest loyalty, drive revenue growth, and increase operational efficiencies. Agilysys operates across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and India, with headquarters located in Alpharetta, Ga.
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