Groups360, the leading online marketplace for meetings and event booking, today announces the promotion of Ryan Morris from vice president of regional sales to vice president of sales in the Americas region. Morris, in the interim, will report directly to Kemp Gallineau, president and chief executive officer.
Morris joined Groups360 in 2014 and in his new role, will now oversee new and organic sales in North, South, and Central America—fostering stronger relationships within Groups360’s growing and expanding audience in the Americas.
“Ryan’s many years of sales experience in the hospitality industry continues to be a huge asset to the Groups360 team,” Gallineau said. “His determination to recognize and provide solutions to the problems our clients are facing is matched by his drive to expand Groups360’s growth. We’re excited for Ryan and his new role and I look forward to working with him in our next phase of Groups360’s global expansion.”
Before Groups360, Morris held leadership and sales positions at Gaylord Hotels in Orlando, Fla., and Dallas, TX., where he led sales teams, drove hotel bookings, and increased property revenue.
“We set out to make group travel simple; that’s been the mission all along,” said Morris. “We are changing the landscape of transactions between meeting planners and hotels. It’s exciting to be a part of a company that started with only a small group, to now being global. Looking forward, we have an amazing opportunity in front of us to change an industry that’s been lacking technology.”
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