November 08, 2018

SiteMinder appoints technology industry veteran as CEO


SiteMinder has appointed its first CEO to drive the continued rapid growth of its business and 30,000-strong hotel customer base.

Sankar Narayan is the current chief operating officer of cloud accounting software giant Xero, and his appointment as CEO will see him co-lead SiteMinder alongside founder Mike Ford, who will remain the managing director and assume the role of Executive Chairman of the Board with a focus on driving the company’s vision, strategy and product innovation.

From January, Sankar will join a distinguished leadership team that now includes David Barnes, the former chief commercial officer at Expedia company Wotif.com; Inga Latham, the former general manager of digital experience at multinational Commonwealth Bank; and Jonathan Kenny, the former CFO at global online education company 3P Learning.

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