Jeff Down takes the helm as Head of Sales to drive Stayntouch’s growth and expansion across Europe and the Middle East
Stayntouch, a global leader in cloud hotel property management systems and guest-centric technologies, is proud to announce the appointment of Jeff Down as the new Head of Sales for EMEA.
Mr. Down joins Stayntouch with an extensive track record of over 25 years in sales strategy and leadership within the hospitality technology landscape. His experience includes senior sales roles at IRECKONU, Cendyn, Nor1, and TIG Global. Mr Down’s most recent engagement was as the Vice President of Strategic Accounts at Crave Interactive, where he led the delivery of fully integrated in-room tablet solutions to hotel groups and management companies in the EMEA market.
In his capacity as the Head of Sales EMEA, Mr. Down will lead Stayntouch’s dynamic growth across the European and Middle Eastern sectors. His focus will be on strategically expanding the sales organization, executing a comprehensive regional sales operation, and building robust vendor partnerships throughout Europe and the Middle East.
“I am excited to become an integral part of Stayntouch and its commitment to innovation,” said Mr. Down. “I look forward to broadening our footprint across EMEA and delivering a technology suite that is easy to master, powerful in functionality, and designed to enhance efficiency across all facets of hotel operations. This is especially beneficial for both independent hotels and hotel groups.”
Jacob Messina, CEO of Stayntouch, commented, “I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to Jeff Down as the newest member of the Stayntouch leadership. He has extensive experience growing a customer base, building partnerships, and generating growth for some of the leading hotel technology companies in the world, making him an ideal candidate for our own expansion across Europe and the Middle East.”
Mr. Down will be meeting with independent hoteliers and hotel groups during this year’s Annual Hotel Conference in the UK. Stayntouch is sponsoring the event and showcasing their comprehensive Stayntouch 2.0 technology suite at Stand TH1.
Stayntouch delivers a cloud-native and guest-centric hotel property management system (PMS) with a comprehensive library of over 1,100 integrations. Stayntouch’s cloud-native PMS empowers independent hotels, hotel groups, and management companies to drive revenue, reduce costs, enhance service, and captivate their guests. In 2022, Stayntouch launched Stayntouch 2.0, a fully integrated technology suite featuring its core cloud-native PMS and guest kiosk solution, a comprehensive chain management module, a seamless booking engine (Stayntouch Booking), a robust payment processing platform (Stayntouch Pay), and a powerful channel manager. Stayntouch 2.0 enables hotels to streamline their operations, maximize and diversify their revenue streams, and deliver an even more enhanced guest experience with the innovation and support of one trusted technology partner. Stayntouch is supported by a team of professionals with deep roots in the hospitality industry and is a trusted partner to industry-leading management companies, including Sage Hospitality, HEI Hotels & Resorts, and EOS Hospitality, innovative independent brands such as Village Hotels, Pod Hotels, and First Hotels, and iconic flagship properties such as the TWA Hotel, Showboat Hotel Atlantic City, and Zoku Amsterdam.