CEO David Millili appoints Chris Connar, as SVP of Sales, Americas, and Ilaria Marinoni, as SVP Sales, EMEA
Angie Hospitality, developer of the industry’s first 24-hour interactive guest room assistant, room control, telephony and Wi-Fi solution, built just for hotels, today announced it has expanded its executive team. The company has appointed Chris Connar, as SVP of Sales, Americas, and Ilaria Marinoni, who joined in late 2019, as SVP of Sales, EMEA.
This latest expansion comes at a point of strategic growth for Angie Hospitality. Demand for the company’s innovative and proven approach to touchless technology continues to accelerate as hotels become more reliant on contactless services and voice-activated technology to connect with guests, streamline operations, and improve safety and cleaning protocols.
Angie is particularly relevant to the recently enhanced safety and cost-cutting measures due to the pandemic. The technology can consolidate and act as a contactless replacement for many devices in the guest room, is easy to use, and has become the preferred alternative to options that are more costly and difficult to implement.
“Chris and Ilaria each possess decades of experience in the hospitality space, and their leadership will be invaluable to support Angie’s continued momentum in delivering the trusted and touchless solutions that hotels need to move forward in a changing world,” says David Millili, CEO of Angie Hospitality.
Chris has more than 15 years’ experience in the hospitality technology industry with expertise in Central Reservation Technology, Property Management Systems, Electronic Distribution, and Channel Management. Chris previously served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for The Maxxton Group, a provider of integrated solutions for the hospitality industry. In this role, Chris was responsible for expanding Maxxton in the U.S. Before Maxxton, Chris served as the Director of Sales and Account Management for Pegasus Solutions, where he led the strengthening of the Pegasus Representation Services division. Before Pegasus, Chris worked for TravelCLICK, where he helped hotels maximize revenue through electronic distribution channels. Chris also worked for Travelweb LLC. In this role, he helped Travelweb become the largest hotel (participating) distribution company with more than 12,000 hotels. Chris was also the Area Director of Sales, where he managed direct sales efforts for three of the largest revenue-producing Hilton Hotels in the United States.
Ilaria joins Angie Hospitality with a proven track record of success in the hospitality industry that spans more than two decades. She has held a variety of roles in hotel management, both operationally and commercially, for international hotel chains. Ilaria then moved into executive
positions in Information technology and SaaS companies, always related to the hospitality industry. In the last 15 years, Ilaria has led all aspects of complex sales, market penetration, customer relationship management, team development, and strategic marketing both as part of leading organizations and smaller entities ready to penetrate the market with new visions and products. She has a wealth of experience in a plethora of technologies that impact the hotel ecosystem.