Former Chief Technology Officer of American Express Phil Steitz Joins Hospitality Technology Provider to Lead Global Technology Strategy and Innovation
Pegasus Solutions, a leading global provider of travel distribution and hospitality software for hotel reservations, distribution, operations and merchandising, today announces the appointment of Phil Steitz as Chief Technology Officer.
Steitz will lead software development and technology strategy at Pegasus, bringing the company expertise in building first-class technology and high-performing development teams. His hiring occurs as the company embarks on its next phase of investment in creating the market’s leading next generation cloud-based hospitality platform.
“We are operating in an industry that does not change fast enough, yet live in a world that is rapidly evolving,” said Pegasus CEO Sean Lenahan. “Hoteliers require speed, control, flexibility, connectivity, intelligence and breakthrough technologies to connect directly and build deeper relationships with their guests. Phil Steitz is a respected world-class technologist who brings a relentless focus on customer experience and a deep passion for cutting edge engineering that will drive Pegasus and its customers to new levels of innovation.”
Steitz brings more than 20 years of proven technology and product leadership experience. As the Global CTO of American Express, Steitz modernized the company’s legacy technology to enhance its highly scalable and reliable transaction processing systems while also creating new customer loyalty and corporate travel solutions.
“I am thrilled to join Pegasus,” said Steitz. “There is incredible opportunity for the company to innovate, producing really powerful technology that leverages the cloud, machine learning, services and data to simplify our customers’ lives and drive improved economics for their businesses. Contemporary and emerging technologies hold tremendous promise for this industry.”
Subsequent to his role at American Express, Steitz served as CTO at Deem to lead the development of corporate travel booking and management tools. Following his tenure at Deem, Steitz then moved on to serve as CTO at Edgenuity where he led the creation of software solutions that allow educators to personalize their engagements with students.
About Pegasus Solutions
Pegasus is a leading global technology provider that empowers independent hotels, hotel groups and chains to grow their businesses in a digital world. The company offers cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) systems and services that are designed to help hoteliers connect with their guests, increase profitability and maximize productivity. The Pegasus offering combines its highly scalable and reliable SaaS platform with representation and demand services, uniquely enabling hoteliers to sell to guests worldwide across all touch points, including their websites, call centers and front desks, and through all channels, including direct to consumer, travel agents (GDS), online travel agents, tour operators and metasearch partners.