Mr. Watson

Scott Watson

Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing

M3 Accounting + Analytics

Scott Watson has over three decades of direct sales, sales leadership and sales team building experience in the financial software and technology industries. He has contributed to the success of Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and private, boutique firms.

His current responsibilities include leading and directing M3ís sales and marketing efforts to achieve annual sales objectives, while working with members of the executive team to envision and develop long-term strategies which will ensure M3ís continued growth and expansion, domestically and internationally. While at M3, Mr. Watson has helped build a strong sales organization comprised of industry veterans, resource specialists and professional sales talent. Since joining M3, the company has had four consecutive years of record growth and the customer base has doubled.

As Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for M3, Mr. Watson has been invited to participate as a panelist at The Americas Lodging Investors Summit (ALIS) and speak on the value of hosted technology solutions at The Hospitality Industry Technology Exhibition and Conference (HITEC). Mr. Watson also sits on Missouri State Universityís Hotel and Restaurant Administration Departmentís Advisory Board.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (Go Hogs).

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Mr. Watson can be contacted at 770-297-1925 x571 or

Coming Up In The December Online Hotel Business Review

Feature Focus
Hotel Law: Issues & Events
There is not a single area of a hotelís operation that isnít touched by some aspect of the law. Hotels and management companies employ an army of lawyers to advise and, if necessary, litigate issues which arise in the course of conducting their business. These lawyers typically specialize in specific areas of the law Ė real estate, construction, development, leasing, liability, franchising, food & beverage, human resources, environmental, insurance, taxes and more. In addition, issues and events can occur within the industry that have a major impact on the whole, and can spur further legal activity. One event which is certain to cause repercussions is Marriott Internationalís acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. This newly combined company is now the largest hotel company in the world, encompassing 30 hotel brands, 5,500 hotels under management, and 1.1 million hotel rooms worldwide. In the hospitality industry, scale is particularly important Ė the most profitable companies are those with the most rooms in the most locations. As a result, this mega- transaction is likely to provoke an increase in Mergers & Acquisitions industry-wide. Many experts believe other larger hotel companies will now join forces with smaller operators to avoid being outpaced in the market. Companies that had not previously considered consolidation are now more likely to do so. Another legal issue facing the industry is the regulation of alternative lodging companies such as Airbnb and other firms that offer private, short-term rentals. Cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Monica are at the forefront of efforts to legalize and control short-term rentals. However, those cities are finding itís much easier to adopt regulations on short-term rentals than it is to actually enforce them. The December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine these and other critical issues pertaining to hotel law and how some companies are adapting to them.