Newly formed position to explore emerging opportunities and strategic markets for hospitality technology leader
NAVIS, the #1 sales and marketing platform for hotels, resorts, management companies and vacation rentals, today announced that Michelle Marquis will move into the newly formed position of Vice President of Strategic Development. In her new role, Michelle will identify and evaluate new market opportunities as well as play a key role in assessing evolving trends and future demands as part of the company’s growth strategy.
“Michelle’s proven success at NAVIS and her deep understanding of the hospitality landscape will serve as invaluable assets as we further differentiate our company and serve new and existing markets,” said Kyle Buehner, NAVIS CEO. “She possesses the strategic insight, industry savvy and operational experience that will enable us to accelerate our vision. I am enthusiastic about the possibilities that lie ahead for our company and the new relationships that we will form.”
Over the last 11 years at NAVIS, Michelle has been an integral part of the executive team, leading sales, business development, client advocates, and marketing. Michelle joined NAVIS after serving as Director of Sales and Marketing at Mount Bachelor Village Resort in Bend, Oregon. As a previous power user, she successfully utilized NAVIS to help her property increase their business. She is a sought-after expert speaker at industry events around the U.S., including the Google Travel Conference, HSMAI events, VRMA, Cornell University Hospitality Research Summit, and the Preferred Hotel Group Conference. With more than two decades of hands-on experience, her career is marked by notable achievements while bringing the highest value to her clients, partners, and colleagues.
“This is an especially exciting time to be part of the hospitality industry, and NAVIS is well positioned to leverage the latest technologies while building on 30 years of experience to evolve naturally into new markets,” explains Marquis. “The commitment from everyone at NAVIS to delivering high-value innovative solutions is inspiring. I am thrilled to have this door open for me to anticipate and address the unmet needs of our industry on so many different fronts.”
To learn why leading lodging providers and management companies rely on NAVIS technology and services to help them maximize direct booking revenue and guest service, please visit TheNavisWay.com or call 866-712-3439.
NAVIS is the No. 1 reservation sales and marketing platform for the hospitality industry. Because we believe technology should make you money, not cost you money, we developed our game-changing Revenue Performance Platform™ to transform teams into revenue makers, enabling them to drive, capture and convert more direct bookings. We deliver actionable guest insights so departments can seamlessly sell and market together. The result is always a dramatic increase in direct sales and profit. We guarantee it.
Founded in 1987, NAVIS is a privately held company with headquarters in Bend, Ore., and growing offices in Orlando, Fla. and Reno, Nev. The company has been awarded Top Workplaces by The Oregonian for four consecutive years, one of the 2016 Top 100 Workplaces in Central Florida, and one of the Northern Nevada Human Resources Association’s 2017 Best Places to Work.
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