Skift30 recognizes the top 30 movers and shakers in the online travel sector. These are the executives shaping investment, acquisitions, trends and innovation in the online travel industry. See the full list »
Early in his career, Sam Shank served as director Wes Craven’s assistant on the movie Scream. He lists “laundry” in the job description, and this attention to other people’s creature...
Co-founder and CEO
Cheryl Rosner co-founded Stayful in 2013, targeting “self-directed travelers” who do their own research, prefer boutique hotels, and don’t mind negotiating for the rate they...
Senior Vice President for Starwood Preferred Guest & Digital
Chris Holdren, Senior Vice President for Starwood Preferred Guest & Digital, sees how technology...
Vice President, Global Brand Portfolio Leader
Holiday Inn Brand Family
Verchele Wiggins, the VP of Global Brand Management for Holiday Inn, has a tough but prestigious job....
Global Chief Marketing and Distribution Officer
Grégoire Champetier, the Global Chief Marketing and Distribution Officer for Accor, is in charge of developing the company’s design strategy...
Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer
Starwood Hotels and Resorts
Phil McAveety isn’t afraid to do the work required to understand his company’s properties. That’s why he and his team...
Executive Vice President Marketing
High-end brands have a habit of playing it safe, but Four Seasons has embraced digital marketing with the enthusiasm of a startup — helped along by the...
Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group
When Bill Kimpton founded his eponymous hotel group,
Chief Marketing Officer
Airbnb helped change the accommodations landscape by connecting travelers directly with individuals who wanted to rent out their homes and apartments. And now,...
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
A presence on Twitter is a virtual given for any hospitality corporation, but Ritz-Carlton also utilizes FourSquare to connect with hotel guests, who can “check in” at...
President and Chief Marketing Officer
MGM Resorts International
Since becoming MGM Resorts International’s first-ever CMO in 2010, Bill Hornbuckle has headed up several programs focused...
Global Head of Marketing & Brand Strategy
Though John Wallis has been with Hyatt for over thirty years, neither he nor the company are complacent. Hyatt’s marketing campaign...
Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
La Quinta Inns & Suites
As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the La Quinta hotel chain, Julie Cary focuses on delivering the...
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer
Stephanie C. Linnartz was promoted to EVP and CMO/CCO of Marriott International, which owns over 3,800 properties worldwide, in...