UniFocus today announced that it has selected Patrick Glennon to be its new chief technology officer, effective immediately. In this role Glennon will be responsible for the operations and strategic direction of the company’s information technology, including the data center expansion program for UniFocus’ growing managed and hosted applications business. UniFocus is expecting to post a 24 percent increase in revenue over the previous year at the end of 2003. This growth has been largely attributed to the Web-based applications and other IP-based services that have experienced increased demand over the year.
Prior to being named CTO, Glennon was UniFocus’ vice president of technology. In that position he successfully oversaw the development of cutting edge technology and support innovations. He kept a primary eye on optimizing processing capacity to ensure clients’ their information was safe, secure and reliable. Glennon came to UniFocus from the Silicon Valley area where he gained critical experience in IP infrastructures, database architecture and Web-based customer interfaces.
“We are very pleased to have Patrick’s leadership and talent on our team,” said UniFocus’ Chairman and CEO, Mark Heymann. “We have experienced a successful year and have done it in tough times. We expect Patrick to guide our technological and capacity development in the same manner that afforded us the opportunity to be competitive in a tough economic period. When the industry emerges from this downturn, I’m convinced it will be those who kept innovating and investing who will have landed on their feet.”
About UniFocus (www.UniFocus.com)
Based in Dallas, with offices in Denver and London, UniFocus solely serves the hospitality industry in the U.S. and overseas. Its executives collectively bring over 100 years of direct hospitality experience to the table. UniFocus offers full-service operational analysis, financial and labor management applications, as well as staff, meeting planner and guest satisfaction measurement programs executable across a wide variety of technology platforms. The resulting database allows UniFocus to uniquely correlate and benchmark each client’s performance to their particular competitive markets. Enhanced reporting capabilities allow hospitality executives to have a “total picture” overview of their operations.
UniFocus is a Microsoft® Certified Partner, an affinity partner of the International Association of Conference Centers, a business partner of the International Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, and an allied member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association.