Appointment of Global Director for Technology & Product Management

Appointment of Global Director for Technology & Product Management
09/07/2020
by Hotelbeds

As part of our commitment to innovate continually and provide you with the best possible technology solutions, we have recently appointed Simon Matthews as Global Director for Technology & Product Management.

Simon joins us from GVC Holdings, where he was Chief Technology Officer (CTO), developing end-to-end technology stacks for sports betting brands, including Ladbrokes Coral Group.

He will take on a newly combined role leading both the Technology and the Product Management areas of Hotelbeds, as well as becoming a member of our Executive Committee.

His career spans more than two decades and includes the roles of Head of Software Engineering for Sky and CTO for Cerillion Technologies, a company specialising in enterprise on-premise, mobile, and SaaS software for multiple sectors including telecommunications, media, energy, and financial services.

Commenting on the news our Managing Director, Carlos Muñoz, stated: "It gives me great pleasure to confirm that Simon Matthews will be joining us as our Global Director for Technology & Product Management. Both areas have always been at the heart of our company thanks to our expertise in driving innovation, improving efficiency and developing leading edge platforms and processes that have contributed to Hotelbeds becoming the world’s leading bedbank.

“As we continue to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry, getting used to operating in a much more competitive market-place than ever before, it is vital that we invest in cutting edge Technology & Product Management to lead the way, and Simon’s considerable experience in a variety of leading technology roles made him the perfect candidate.”

Whilst Simon himself added: "It’s a real honour to be joining Hotelbeds to lead the Technology and Product Management areas. Together with my new team I look forward to delivering even greater value to all our partners everywhere in this currently challenging environment and help them recover as fast as possible. We´ll be able to achieve that by driving forward relentlessly to become more competitive, efficient and even more innovative.”

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