Manohar Arumbur, VP of information technology and operations, and William Hanning, chief information security officer, have joined the Groups360’s leadership team
Nashville, TN, August 24, 2021 – Groups360 welcomes two senior technology leaders at its corporate headquarters. Manohar Arumbur will use his technical leadership skills, team building and consulting expertise to lead the organization forward in technology and engineering. William Hanning enters the company with years of experience overseeing large-scale projects and will direct Information Security for Groups360 globally.
Arumbur is a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of experience in partnering with stakeholders to implementing and managing customer applications in technology and engineering. His career includes management and leadership roles that have helped shape and increase the effectiveness of numerous organizations. Arumbur has significant consulting background with large enterprises like Accenture and Deloitte. Arumbur has served as executive director and chief information officer for the Department of Human Services, State of Tennessee. Most recently, Arumbur served as director of application development, engineering services, and quality engineering with Cigna-HealthSpring.
“As the company is focused on helping re-imagine and re-define transactions between planners and suppliers in meeting and events industry, I look forward to applying my experience to quickly scale Groups360’s rapidly growing technology and engineering teams,” Arumbur said.
Hanning, a highly skilled information security practitioner, with over 20 years of information technology and security experience in the healthcare, finance, and technology sectors. Before joining Groups360, Hanning most recently served as the AVP of information security at Ardent Health Services, overseeing information security operations for over 30 hospitals and 180 clinics across the U.S. He brings advanced expertise in regulatory compliance, closing security gaps and consolidating and standardizing technology and security platforms. Hanning is now entering the company as the chief information security officer, where he will lead the information security program for Groups360, focusing on security systems standardization, regulatory compliance, and data security governance.
“I am excited to be joining Groups360 at a time where we are seeing major growth,” Hanning said. “The company has built an amazing platform in GroupSync, and I plan to work with technology teams to identify opportunities to enhance functional security and deliver a world-class technology solution that is both compliant and resilient.”
“We are fortunate to add Mano and Bill to our executive team,” said Jim Siegienski, SVP, and CTO. “Their level of skill and expertise will contribute greatly to help manage our exponential growth.” Thanks to rapid adoption of GroupSync across a growing list of hotel brands, approximately 20,000 of the nearly 200,000 global RFP-connected properties in GroupSync will be equipped to offer meeting and event planners online group booking by the end of 2021.
Groups360 was created with a singular goal — to empower meeting planners by bringing innovation, transparency and simplicity to the decades-old problem of booking groups. The company’s integrated technology solution, GroupSync™, enables suppliers to distribute inventory, engage with planners, and optimize group revenue. GroupSync also equips planners to search and shop hotels worldwide and to book rooms and space directly, online or through a simplified RFP process. GroupSync is the first distribution channel to offer online booking for both group hotel rooms and meeting space.
Groups360 has offices in Nashville, London and Singapore. Learn more at groups360.com.
submitted by: Hal Hassall