Industry titan brings high level leadership experience from Micros, TravelCLICK, Open Table and others to high growth data, technology and services company
The Knowland Group today announced that former TravelCLICK CEO Robert Post has joined Knowland’s board of directors. In addition to Mr. Post’s position on the board, he is also one of Knowland’s co-investors. Mr. Post is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TravelCLICK, Inc., the leading provider of global hotel e-commerce solutions, featuring the industry’s most advanced data analytics, electronic media and online merchandizing technology. He was responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company, which employs more than 500 people and supports over 15,000 customers in 140 countries.
“I am very happy to be joining Knowland’s board of directors,” said Robert Post. “The Knowland Group is a rapidly expanding company with incredible talent, and I am excited about the exceptional opportunities ahead for this high-potential company.”
Mr. Post is a 20-year veteran of the travel and hospitality industry. He joined the Chicago-based TravelCLICK as CFO in May 2004 and was named CEO in 2005. During his tenure, he grew the company from a $35M breakeven entity to a consistently performing $200M Revenue business with high double digit profitability for over 23 consecutive quarters driven via organic growth and selected acquisitions. Prior to joining TravelCLICK, Mr. Post was an executive and corporate officer at MICROS Systems, Inc., a leading hospitality technology provider. He began his role at MICROS in charge of strategic planning and then moved to an executive operating role integrating acquisitions in the hotel space and played a critical role in MICROS secondary NASDAQ offering.
“We are very happy to have Bob joining our board of directors,” said CEO Michael K. McKean. “Bob’s executive industry experience will undoubtedly be a tremendous resource for Knowland.”
Mr. Post is a former board member of Avatech Solutions (AVSO.OB) and a current Board member of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, a nationally recognized teaching hospital where he led a successful $20M fundraising campaign to build the new Walter and Herman Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai, opening March 1, 2012. He was recognized as CEO of the Year Award for 2007 by the Illinois Information Technology Association and named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2008 and 2010. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia, PA for an advanced management certification.
About the Knowland Group
The Knowland Group is a proven innovator, developing intuitive marketing products and services that streamline and support event and group sales in the hospitality industry. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. in historic Chinatown, the Knowland Group serves more than 3,000 hotel clients and 25,000 users globally. Knowland is ranked as the 76th fastest growing software company in North America by Deloitte and the second fastest growing private company in the travel industry for both 2009 and 2010 by Inc. Magazine. For more information, please visit Knowland’s website or call (410) 860-2270.
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