Appointments & Promotions

Jill Cully Joins Cendyn as Vice President of Sales for the Americas

BOCA RATON, FL. November 13, 2017 – Cendyn, the leading CRM and sales platform in the hospitality industry, has appointed Jill Cully as the Vice President of Sales for the Americas.

"We’re delighted to have Jill Cully join our team at Cendyn" says Tim Sullivan, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Cendyn. "We have seen tremendous growth over the past few years at Cendyn and the appointment of Jill as our VP of Sales, Americas, is a testament to that success. Her wealth of experience and passion for the hospitality industry will be instrumental as a sales leader in our organization."

Prior to joining Cendyn, Jill held leadership positions at TSA Solutions, TravelClick and Hilton Hotels. She has extensive experience in leading winning sales teams, consulting with partners and selling complex solutions that drive revenue performance and operating excellence. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland and throughout her career, she has been recognized with various awards for excellence in leadership, sales and revenue management.

In her new role, Jill will be responsible for leading the sales team in the Americas. “Being at the forefront of hospitality technology is what I strive for, so joining the Cendyn team is an incredibly exciting step for me” said Jilly Cully. “As an already fast-paced, expanding team, I believe there is a great deal of opportunity for us in the Americas and I’m honored to be leading such a talented and driven team.”

About Cendyn

Cendyn is a cloud-based software and services provider that develops integrated technology platforms for driving sales and marketing performance in the travel and hospitality industry. The Cendyn Hospitality Cloud offers the most complete set of innovative software and services in the industry, covering hotel marketing, guest engagement, group sales, and event management. With offices in Boca Raton, Atlanta, Boston, San Diego, Toronto, Whistler, London, Munich and Singapore, Cendyn proudly serves more than 30,000 clients in 143 countries with enterprise spend levels in excess of $1 billion. For more information on Cendyn, visit www.cendyn.com.

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