Senior Vice President, Hotel & Owner Solutions
Jeff Edwards is Senior Vice President, Global Hotel & Owner Solutions, based in Atlanta, Georgia.
In this role, he oversees the Global Hotel & Owner Solutions organisation, responsible for technology solutions across all managed and franchised hotels, as well as owner solutions.
Jeff has more than 25 years of experience in the global hospitality industry, leading a number of companies in senior executive roles as CEO, President, CIO and Executive VP. Most recently, Jeff served as EVP for the Global Hotel Group at Amadeus, where he was responsible for providing hotel-related products and services to global hotel chains (reservations systems, property systems, eCommerce, channel management) and the hotel booking desktops of nearly 60,000 travel agencies worldwide. While at Amadeus, he led the largest acquisition in the history of Amadeus – Newmarket International and negotiated the multi-decade hotel IT development partnership with IHG®.
Prior to his role at Amadeus, Jeff served as EVP and CIO for Global Revenue Management Services at Wyndham Hotel Group. In this role, he was responsible for Wyndham Hotel Group’s Information Technology organisation as well as all reservation distribution channels including reservation platforms, property-based systems, enterprise wide data warehouse, brand web sites/services, digital merchandising/marketing, global distribution systems, third-party reservation providers and international systems and services. In addition, Jeff also had company-wide responsibility for global revenue management services.
Jeff has also served as President and CEO of Micros-Fidelio Systems, the world’s leading provider of property management, central reservation systems for hotels and integrated restaurant management systems to the hospitality industry.