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Executive Team

Lee Horgan

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Rantilla

Executive Vice President, Global Sales

Tim Pelletier

Chief Technology Officer

Bill Sintiris

Chief Operating Officer

Yanick Larose

Vice President, R&D-NBU

Ahmed Youssef

Executive Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Development

Bas Blommaart

Executive Vice President, Product strategist CRS, PMS & Channel Management solutions.

Tim Guo

Managing Director - Asia Pacific

Jo Stanford

Managing Director - EMEAI

Lee Horgan

Chief Executive Officer

Lee is the Chief Executive Officer for Amadeus’ Hospitality division. Lee’s tenure, deep product and industry knowledge, and expertise make him well-suited to work with worldwide hospitality organizations of all sizes, helping them to increase revenue, lower costs, and improve customer satisfaction with the strategic use of Amadeus Hospitality Solutions.

Prior to this role, Lee joined Newmarket* in 1994 where he has held senior leadership positions, including Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales. Additionally, Lee had commercial responsibility for the successful launches of Delphi.Net and MeetingBroker and was instrumental in partnering with clients on several enterprise CRM deployments. Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Indiana University. He has previously served on the HSMAI Sales Advisory Board and the MPI Foundation Board.

*Newmarket was acquired by Amadeus in 2014

Paul Rantilla

Executive Vice President, Global Sales

Paul serves as Executive Vice President of Global Sales. With more than 20 years of hospitality technology experience, Paul has an extensive track record of leading customer focused sales teams to exceptional performance.

Prior to joining the Hospitality division of Amadeus in 2014, Paul spent 12 years as Executive Vice President of Global Sales at Passkey (now part of Lanyon), where he led sales and was instrumental in shaping Passkey’s market, product and service direction. He began his career with Newmarket* in 1994, holding several positions including Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Director of Sales.

Paul received his degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.

*Newmarket was acquired by Amadeus in 2014

Tim Pelletier

Chief Technology Officer

Tim is the Chief Technology Officer for the Hospitality Division of Amadeus.

Working at Newmarket* for more than a decade, he held a variety of development and product strategy roles, including Director of Product Management, Enterprise Architect and Senior Software Engineer. Prior to Newmarket Tim was a Lead Architect with Microsoft in their Business Solutions Group.

Tim holds an MBA in High-tech Business from D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University,an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA in Computer Science and Mathematics from Saint Anselm College

*Newmarket was acquired by Amadeus in 2014.

Bill Sintiris

Chief Operating Officer

Bill serves as Chief Operating Officer of Amadeus’ Hospitality division. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of customer delivery and success, overseeing Professional Services, Customer Support, Data Center Operations, and Information Technology.

Since joining Newmarket* in 1995, Bill has held a variety of senior leadership, technical and operational positions. He helped architect and build a global data center delivery model that has grown to service over 150,000 users.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Information Technology Concentration from Southern New Hampshire University.

*Newmarket was acquired by Amadeus in 2014

Yanick Larose

Vice President, R&D-NBU

Yanick Larose was appointed VP of R&D-NBU (New Businesses) in November 2013. He is responsible for the development of products in different businesses such as (Rail, Hotel, Airport IT, Travel Intelligence, Car, Cruise & Insurance). The NBU Product Engineering Group has been created to develop emerging and high potential businesses, diversifying Amadeus’ opportunities.

Yanick joined Amadeus in November 1992 and has worked in various positions in development and management of front-office, mid-office and reporting products. Before his current role, Yanick was Director, Product Development since Nov 2007; he was responsible for the development and deployment of Amadeus' Corporate (self-booking tool) & Selling Platform for travel agencies.

Prior to joining Amadeus, Yanick worked as a Research and Development engineer, both at the Bull Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence in Paris, and at the Artificial Intelligence R&D Centre of Swedish Telecom, in Stockholm, Sweden between 1986 and 1991.

Yanick holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris Jussieu and the Ecole Normale Superieure, St Cloud and a Graduate's degree in Business Management from the University of Nice.

A French national, Yanick also speaks English and Swedish.

Ahmed Youssef

Executive Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Development

Ahmed currently serves as Executive Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Development for Amadeus’ Hospitality Division. He has more than 20 years of executive experience in travel technology, distribution and marketing.

Having joined Amadeus in 2006, Ahmed was previously the Madrid-based Global Director for Hotel IT Business Operations and Business Development. He has also served as Regional Director - Marketing & Operations, and Regional Markets Director for Middle East and North Africa. As Head of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) Program, Ahmed and his team elevated Amadeus into a regional leadership position.

Prior to Amadeus, Ahmed worked for several global blue chip companies, including American Express Travel, as Director of Operations & Business Travel, Showtime network and Kanoo Travel.

Ahmed holds a BA in Business Administration with a major in Marketing from the University of Cairo. He completed executive management post graduate studies at Canfield University in the UK and speaks both English and Arabic fluently.

Bas Blommaart

Executive Vice President, Product strategist CRS, PMS & Channel Management solutions.

Bas joined Amadeus in 2015, and currently serves as the Executive Vice President Product Strategy for Central Reservations System, Property management systems, and Channel Management solutions. Bas together with a team of industry veterans is responsible for the direction of the Amadeus cloud platform reservation solutions. In this role Bas interacts with all C-level industry leaders and experts to determine how to unlock the brand value for hotel chains.

Bas holds two master degrees in Information Systems & Business from the European University, Antwerp,Belgium.
and a BSs in electronics of from HTS Rens & Rens, Hilversum (The Netherlands)

Prior to joining Amadeus, and as an entrepreneur Bas was the CEO of Itesso from 2010 – 2015 ( acquired by Amadeus in 2015), and prior to that he was Managing Director , Brilliant Hotelsoftware from 2008 – 2010, he was also Managing Director for Hotel Concepts from 1994 – 2010

Bas enjoys piloting an aircraft around the world when he is not on an airliner traveling to clients, partners or industry events.

Tim Guo

Managing Director - Asia Pacific

Tim Guo joined Amadeus in 2013 and currently serves as Managing Director, Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Amadeus, Tim served as the Managing Director for Partech Inc. (a publicly traded US corporation) where he was responsible for creating the market entry strategy as well as execution of the operations, marketing and sales plan in the Greater China market for seven years.

After serving as a Captain in the US Army for five years, Tim worked in retail, manufacturing and consulting services giving him broad experiences in different industries.

Tim has an Executive MBA from EMBA-Global Asia, a joint program between Columbia Business School, London Business School, and the University of Hong Kong Business School. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.

Jo Stanford

Managing Director - EMEAI

Jo Stanford joined Amadeus in 2014 at her current position of Managing Director, EMEAI.

Prior to joining Amadeus, Jo served as Group IT Director for the De Vere Group, one of the UK's leading independent hospitality companies, where for eight years she was responsible for leading the strategy and deployment of IT and eCommerce solutions across the entire portfolio. During her time at De Vere Group, Jo also took on a four year tenure (2008 – 2012) as a non-Executive Director of Millenium Stadium Plc (home of Wales Rugby Football Union), where as a member of the board, she was responsible for advising on strategy and corporate governance.

Before joining De Vere Group, Jo served for six years as Group IT Director EMEAI for consulting engineers Parsons Brinckerhoff. Prior to serving as an IT Director, Jo’s career was in sales & marketing, culminating in a number of senior executive roles in a variety of commercial areas including clothing manufacture, IT training and hospitality.

Jo undertook post graduate education at Liverpool University gaining a distinction in Business Administration. In addition, Jo has served time as a voluntary mentor to young entrepreneurs through the Prince's Trust.