Direct booking software provider BookingTek has appointed Jenny Kurdle as its senior vice president (SVP) for the US.
Kurdle will assume responsibility for BookingTek’s US operations and business development activities, leading the company’s growth in the United States.
Based in BookingTek’s Washington D.C. Metro Center office, Kurdle joins BookingTek having spent 25 years at MICROS Systems (now Oracle Hospitality), where she was Executive VP, US & Canada.
BookingTek said its ambition is to “grow rapidly and aggressively in the US over the coming years” as more hotels launch direct booking solutions for their meetings, restaurants, and additional services and facilities.
At MICROS Systems, Kurdle oversaw software, sales and service, and was responsible for $500 million of revenue. Leading a 2,000 strong workforce, she managed a portfolio of global Food & Beverage (F&B) and hotel clients and was instrumental in developing the strategy to drive business within multiple verticals including casinos, airports, stadiums and cruise ships.
The appointment follows the launch of BookingTek’s new TableRes product, which allows hotels and restaurant chains to launch direct booking on their own websites.
Kurdle said: “The online booking ecosystem is at a crucial stage, particularly for meetings. As OTAs start to move into the hotel meeting space, I believe BookingTek is very well positioned to help hotels continue to promote their own brands. I know the industry and the US market very well, and I’m confident in being able to help the company grow and achieve its ambitions.
Matthew Stubbs, CEO of BookingTek, added: “Jenny is a hospitality industry expert, with more than 25 years of experience partnering with hotels and restaurants to help them better invest in and utilize technology. She brings a wealth of experience in engaging and delivering software and services for enterprise customers.”