Pegasus Solutions has named Linda Kent senior vice-president, distribution strategy. In the new role, Kent will help define and shape innovative distribution services and features to bolster Pegasus’ position as the world’s single largest processor of electronic hotel transactions.
David Millili, chief executive officer of Pegasus Solutions, said: “Linda is a well-known and highly regarded professional with deep experience in hospitality distribution. She has a keen understanding of global distribution and connectivity solutions, which she knows how to leverage for increased hotel market share. We’re fortunate to add her level of expertise and focus to our already solid distribution position.”
Kent brings more than 30 years of experience to Pegasus, most recently following five years as senior vice-president, electronic distribution for Wyndham Hotel Group. At Wyndham, she was responsible for overseeing global revenue generation through key third party channels like online travel agencies (OTAs) and global distribution systems (GDSs). Before joining Wyndham, Kent spent eight years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where she served as vice-president of electronic distribution. She has also held positions with Sabre Hotels, ITT Sheraton Corporation, Worldspan, Cohasset Travel Service and Woodside Travel Management Systems.
She graduated from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. magna cum laude. She has served on the board of directors for the Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA), the National Business Travel Association Hotel Committee and Open Travel Alliance Hotel Working Group.