Avvio appoints CCO ahead of growth phase

George Sell By George Sell
17 July 2018 | Updated 17 July 2018

Ireland: Avvio, has appointed Michael De Jongh as chief commercial officer as it prepares for a new phase of growth and expansion into new territories.

De Jongh will also have a seat on Avvio's board. He joins from UK tech company Sage.

Avvio says the appointment demonstrates the company's "renewed focus on growth and its market leading position in the hospitality market developing SaaS (software as a service) led solutions which produce significant uplift through direct booking sales for hotel businesses worldwide".

De Jongh's experience includes heading up global sales functions for technology firms such as Syniverse, Sybase and Judo.

De Jongh said: "The sector is experiencing a watershed moment, which Avvio is leading the field in. Hotels must offer their guests a personal digital experience with technology underpinning every aspect of the industry. There is so much potential for growth for our customers. My role is to unlock the potential for how we add value to our current and future customers who are looking to us to support their business development with ground breaking technology-based solutions.

"I hope to bring a new perspective to the sector, and will be working with our experienced team to push Avvio into the next growth phase. I'm passionate about embedding an entrepreneurial mindset at every level of the business to empower new thinking which in turn will create positive results for Avvio and our customers," he added.

Avvio co-founder and CEO Frank Reeves said: "I'm excited about Michael's appointment and the experience that he's bringing to us from other sectors. We have a huge opportunity to replicate a fast growth strategy which other industries have experienced. We're on the cusp of a true evolution in the industry, and our shared vision is that Avvio is leading at the forefront and pushing the boundaries of where technology can take us all."

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