Global technology provider Avvio has appointed Sean Finnan to the board as chair as the company is poised to embark on a new phase of expansion for 2019.
Finnan, whose experience includes global corporates IBM, HP and EDS, has held numerous senior board positions in recent years having run his own non-executive director consultancy business advising managing directors and CEOs of small and medium-sized enterprises and mid-size corporates.
Avvio’s outgoing chair, John O’Connell stepped down from the role at the end of 2018.
Based out of London, UK, Finnan has previously worked in an advisory capacity to Avvio.
Now the company has ambitious expansion plans in place to take advantage of the Irish, UK and US hospitality markets.
Commenting on his role, Finnan says: “I’m excited to be taking on this role at such a pivotal time in the company’s commercial development.
“Avvio is a truly unique business, with the first and still only true AI-powered booking platform, and that’s a highly attractive value proposition for hoteliers the world over as they seek to stand out in a highly competitive marketplace.
Commenting on his retirement, John says: “I have enjoyed my time with Avvio and working with colleagues, all of whom have been very helpful and gracious throughout my time with the company.”
Avvio co-founder and CEO Frank Reeves, commenting on the appointment says: “It’s great to have Sean on board. We’re totally focused on our commercial growth plans and his experience in development of new territories and technology is going to be extremely valuable to Avvio.”