ALPHARETTA, GA--Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that Don DeMarinis has been named Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas, effective January 15, 2018. In his new role, DeMarinis’ primary responsibilities will be to lead the company’s Americas sales activities, designing innovative sales strategies, and accelerating revenue growth across Agilysys’ vertical industry markets. He will report to Ramesh Srinivasan, President and Chief Executive Officer.
DeMarinis joins Agilysys with extensive industry experience and a track record of success in selling technology and services to global clients across hospitality markets. He previously served as Vice President, Sports & Entertainment, Foodservice Management globally at Oracle/MICROS, and as Vice President, Leisure & Entertainment at MICROS prior to its acquisition by Oracle. During his tenure, DeMarinis led overall sales growth of 30% per year for the Leisure & Entertainment group which is focused on food & beverage relationships within North American-based hotels, sports & entertainment/stadiums, casinos, cruises and amusement parks.
Most recently, he served as Chief Commercial Officer at QikServe, a cloud-based service that enables self-service ordering through mobile, web and kiosk channels, where he led the development of scalable, global, revenue generating channels. In addition, DeMarinis has helped a number of companies, including Gusto and Brolin Retail Systems, build successful sales processes and aggressively grow their customer base.
"Don’s strong background in sales and technology, combined with his expertise in the hospitality industry, make him uniquely qualified for the position of Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas at Agilysys," said Ramesh Srinivasan, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The members of the executive search team seized on Don as our top choice from among the many terrific candidates that sought this opportunity, based upon his understanding of how technology can improve customers’ business performance, his proven track record of consecutive sales growth selling competitive systems in our industry, and his demonstrated success in building and motivating world-class sales teams. I am confident that Don will help Agilysys accelerate our growth in every industry we target.”
“I’m excited to join a hospitality industry leader like Agilysys,” said DeMarinis. “With the increasing demand for mobility solutions to enhance the guest experience, the need for a single view of the guest to grow patron loyalty, and the demands for more efficient operations across the property, Agilysys is perfectly positioned to help take customers to the next level. Exciting opportunities are ahead for the company, and I look forward to working with both the sales and wider Agilysys teams to help drive continued growth.”