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Jack Staehler

CWT’s RoomIt appoints new chief technology officer

RoomIt by CWT, the hotel distribution division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has appointed Jack Staehler as its new chief technology officer. Staehler will be based in RoomIt’s Chicago headquarters and join both CWT’s Products & Technology and RoomIt leadership teams.

“Jack has a wealth of experience in travel, retail, and marketing – and a proven record of successfully delivering multimillion-dollar initiatives,” said David Falter, president of RoomIt. “He joins us at an exciting time, as we execute our strategy to become the global leader in hotel booking for business travellers.” 

Staehler has held a number of VP technology roles with Cendant Travel, Orbitz and Sears Holdings, and most recently with RR Donnelly, a global provider of marketing and business communication solutions and services, where he has been leading digital product and software development, investment strategy and process management.  

RoomIt provides travellers with the rooms, rates, amenities, and loyalty programmes and helps client organisations control their budget and improve travel oversight.

CWT says it looks after 100,000 hotel rooms a day and handles 105 events. In 2017 the agency posted a total transaction volume of more than US$23bn.