Sabre Corporation evolving structure and team

Sabre Corporation

Ever-working to enhance its offering, Sabre Corporation has shed light on developments to its organisational structure as well as changes within its technology leadership team.

Dave Shirk has been promoted to the position of executive vice president and president of Travel Solutions, which is a newly created organisation that includes Travel Network, Airline Solutions and data and analytics solutions across the business units.

Travel Solutions unifies Sabre’s efforts across all channels of retailing, distribution and fulfillment to better serve customers, drive innovation and accelerate the development of next-generation and NDC-enabled solutions. Sabre’s reportable segments will continue to be Travel Network, Airline Solutions and Hospitality Solutions.

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President and CEO, Sabre Corporation, Sean Menke commented: “Our customers are looking for holistic technology solutions to their retailing, distribution and fulfillment needs that unlock new opportunities to engage with travellers, drive revenue and provide an edge in their ultra-competitive industries.

“We stand at a moment in time when the business of travel is filled with opportunity, brimming with challenge and hungry for innovation, and we are evolving to better serve our customers and reach our potential as an organisation. As a natural next step in our strategy, we are aligning our leadership and organisational structure to reinforce our customer focus and further strengthen our go-to-market and product development approaches,” he added.

On July 30, 2018, Sundar Narasimhan will join Sabre as senior vice president and president of Sabre Labs and product strategy. Narasimhan assumes his new role with 25 years of relevant experience, most recently serving as director of engineering at Google, where he led teams working on the company’s hospitality efforts. At Sabre, Narasimhan will lead product vision and strategy, next-generation platform development and operations research. He will be based in Boston, where the company plans to open a new office to expand Sabre Labs, which explores emerging technologies and capabilities that will impact travel over the next decade. Narasimhan will use his experience to develop microservice-enabled solutions across retailing, distribution and fulfillment.

Sabre has also announced the appointment of Louis Selincourt as senior vice president of global development centres. Selincourt will lead the company’s global development centre operations, overseeing development operations and implementing processes that further evolve Sabre’s development capabilities, enhance product quality and attract and retain key talent.

Prior to his new challenge, Selincourt was co-founder and managing partner at Better Faster Further, where he worked with leading companies to implement techniques and processes to optimise operations, people, behaviors and communications. He brings almost four decades of relevant experience with him, including global technology operations management at companies such as Oracle, NetApp and Novell.