Groupize Solutions Appoints Two New Executive Positions to Support Continued Growth and Development as the Leader in Group Technology

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Tech Innovators from TripAdvisor and Booster Join Team to Bring the Best of Online Travel Innovations to the SMERF Groups and Small Meetings Space to Help Hotels to Win and Manage More Business

Over the past several years, Groupize Solutions has developed groundbreaking signature technology which is shaping the future of how hotels grow and manage their group booking online, and both Venkat and Janssen's specialized experience is a perfect fit.

To support their current demand and future growth, Groupize Solutions, the leading online group booking technology provider for hotels, resorts and chains, is pleased to announce further expansion with the addition of two new executives. Janssen Choong will join as CTO and Venkat Korvi as Vice President of Product Management. Living up to their reputation as travel technology visionaries, both of these key additions will leverage their expertise to bring the best of online travel innovations to the groups and meetings space to solve tough problems and evolve antiquated processes.

Janssen has over 15 years of tech experience starting in San Francisco, over to Malaysia and now in Boston, MA. Coming recently from Booster, a company focused on group based fundraising and with experience building the Hotwire.com hotel's system, he has worked with startups as well as large corporations with more than 2,000 employees building systems and teams that deliver. Venkat will lead Groupize's product team in creating meaningful user and customer experiences through intuitive design and product development and overall product strategy. This USC EE and Babson MBA grad draws on his previous product experience in travel at TripAdvisor and search engine design.

"We are thrilled to have Janssen and Venkat on board," said Groupize President and CEO, Charles de Gaspe Beaubien. "With their unparalleled knowledge in online travel, product development, and other advanced technologies, they will be an invaluable asset in accelerating Groupize's expansion. Over the past several years, Groupize has developed groundbreaking signature technology which is shaping the future of how hotels grow and manage their group booking online, and their specialized experience is a perfect fit."

The high demand for the award-winning group Groupize platform ensures the company will continue to attract and retain key talent from the online travel world. Groupize offers the complete group lifecycle management suite comprised of the Group Booking Engine (GBE), the Pipeline Response Manager(PRM) and the Groupize Hub. Features include online instant booking and on demand functionalities, business rules engine, lead management system, call center app, negotiated group rates, and planner self-service tools via dedicated group microsites and a mobile apps. All these capabilities work together to help hotels attract, convert and manage group business while reducing dependency on 3rd parties and increasing sales team productivity.

To view an online demo of the Groupize GBE with the newly enhanced Instant Book and the Hub, CLICK HERE or visit http://www.groupizesolutions.com.

About Groupize

Groupize Solutions is passionate about solving the small to mid-size group booking dilemma for hoteliers and planners. Through the development and delivery of a highly intuitive group booking platform, Groupize Solutions empowers hotels to win and manage more group business thus delivering better service and ultimately increasing hotel revenues. Our innovative technology solution automates all tasks involved with booking group business online and simplifies the process for occasional and professional planners. Groupize Solutions is the proud winner of the 2013 PhoCusWright Award for most Innovative Travel Technology Company (Emerging Category).

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