The Knowland Group, the leading business intelligence provider for the global meetings and events industry, announced today that the company has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors beginning on October 1st, 2014. Tim Hart is succeeding the leadership of Founder Michael K. McKean under whose guidance the company saw remarkable expansion. Mr. McKean remains with the company as an investor and board member.
“I am honored and excited to be joining the Knowland team,” says Mr. Hart, the newly appointed CEO. “Knowland has a strong track record of delivering exceptional value to its customers, and I look forward to continuing and enhancing that legacy.”
Tim Hart is a technology travel and hospitality industry veteran with over 20 years of experience. Tim most recently co-founded and served as CEO of The Rubicon Group, which redefined business intelligence products to major U.S. hotel chains. He led the successful sale of the business to Travelclick and served in multiple leadership roles overseeing the Business Intelligence division and later the Enterprise Research and Development for Travelclick.
Prior to founding The Rubicon Group, Tim led the product and technology development activities of Aeronomics Incorporated, a revenue management consulting and software development company. Aeronomics later merged with Decision Focus Incorporated to form Talus Solutions. He was instrumental in the development of the firm’s revenue management system for the rental car industry.
“Knowland is very pleased to welcome Tim as we believe he will create exciting new products and capability for the hotel industry,” says Robert Post, Executive Chairman. “Tim’s track record of innovation and knowledge of the industry are exactly what the group meeting space needs at this moment in time.”
About The Knowland Group
The Knowland Group is a proven innovator, developing intuitive business intelligence 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 50,000 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 (202)-312-5880.
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