Sabre appoints Jeff Kays to lead enterprise account management for its Hospitality Solutions business
Sabre Corporation appointed Jeff Kays to lead account management for enterprise customers within its Hospitality Solutions business, including the Wyndham Hotel Group, Sabre’s newest enterprise hotel customer and the world’s largest hotel company.
In this new role, Kays will oversee the deployment of the SynXis Property Manager and SynXis Central Reservations systems to thousands of Wyndham Hotel Group properties around the world.
Kays will report to St. John Murphy, an industry veteran who joined the company in 2014 to lead Sabre’s global expansion into the enterprise-level hotel market and to ensure Sabre Hospitality’s products scale and create value for its largest and most complex customers.
“Jeff Kays is a highly experienced business leader with a proven record for managing strategic relationships and large-scale initiatives,” said Alex Alt, president of Sabre Hospitality Solutions. “As we begin to migrate Wyndham properties worldwide to the SynXis Enterprise Platform, Jeff’s expertise and knowledge will guide that critical process as our first step in helping Wyndham achieve unparalleled growth through technology.”
Kays has been with Sabre since 2014 when he joined the company to oversee strategic initiatives in the technology group. Prior to Sabre, Kays spent 24 years at Accenture, where he held a number of leadership roles within the Outsourcing and Global Business Shared Services organizations. Most recently, he was managing director – outsourcing account delivery, with responsibility for leading Accenture’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services across the Products industry for North America.
Sabre Hospitality Solutions currently has more than 20,000 hotels leveraging the SynXis Enterprise Platform, the first-of-its-kind, fully integrated, SaaS-based technology portfolio for the hospitality industry. The SynXis Enterprise Platform integrates distribution, reservations, property management, retailing and guest experience solutions to help hotels increase revenues, grow market share and create memorable guest experiences.