Pegasus Solutions has named Steve Lapekas as chief information officer. Lapekas most recently served for two years as executive vice president of corporate business development for Pegasus, prior to which he also held the chief technology officer position.
“Steve possesses a unique understanding of technology and its role driving innovation and growth for the hospitality industry,” said David Millili, chief executive officer of Pegasus Solutions. “During more than seven years with Pegasus, he has helped guide the company and our clients through significant information technology transformations, while also managing complex business development and product positioning initiatives.”
During Lapekas’ tenure at Pegasus, he has finalized a number of major partnerships and licensing agreements. Most recently, he managed the formation of a connection with China’s TravelSky to make Pegasus’ global hotel inventory of nearly 100,000 hotels available for booking in China. Additionally, Lapekas played the primary role in Pegasus’ largest licensing transaction in company history with HP to leverage Pegasus technology for next generation airline and hospitality solutions.
Before joining Pegasus, Lapekas served as the vice president of client services and practice director of Entessa’s Automation Integration practice, prior to which he held various global, client executive and business administration roles with EDS. He also has IT experience from roles with Global One Communications and Perot Systems.
Lapekas received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He was also a three-year letter winner on the varsity baseball team.
About Pegasus Solutions
Pegasus Solutions is the world’s lead provider of technology and services to hotels and travel distributors, serving nearly 100,000 hotels around the globe, and the majority of the world’s travel agencies. Offering award-winning solutions for booking, distribution, and commission processing services, Pegasus also offers a full array of strategic online marketing solutions and accommodation booking options through its Open Hospitality division. The company also delivers hotel marketing representation services through Utell®, and powers the niche consumer website www.hotelbook.com™, which is dedicated to promoting independent and boutique hotels worldwide.Through its widely followed monthly data report The Pegasus View, Pegasus is also recognized as the only hospitality company to report regularly on both business and leisure bookings, for which it was awarded a Stevie Award in 2011.
Pegasus has 22 offices in 12 countries, including regional hubs in Dallas, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, please visitwww.pegs.com,www.openhospitality.com, or www.utell.com.