IRECKONU Appoints Hospitality Industry Expert Rupert Gutteridge as Chief Operations Officer
As newly appointed COO, Gutteridge has a powerful vision for Ireckonu as a worldwide leader.
Ireckonu, the industry leader in hospitality middleware, CDP, and digital guest relationship systems integration, today announced the appointment of 25-year hospitality industry veteran, Rupert Gutteridge, as their first Chief Operations Officer (COO). Gutteridge comes to Ireckonu after successful appointments at Oracle, Guestline, and Oaky where he successfully demonstrated his ability to grow businesses with a hands-on approach by creating great teams to drive a successful sales engine. For Rupert, a key focus has always been building long lasting relationships that keep the customer’s needs at the core of collaborative and productive partnerships.
“What attracted me to Ireckonu is their potential to grow globally. They really address what hoteliers need to succeed, and in so many areas,” Rupert Gutteridge, COO Ireckonu.
Rupert believes that the hotel industry is just now starting to understand the value of middleware and how valuable the Ireckonu approach is. He wants to extend the company’s products and services that have been developed for lighthouse customers like citizenM Hotels and Mandarin Oriental, build on their strengths, and make them more accessible to more hoteliers worldwide. The challenge is to continue the Ireckonu commitment to working closely with their clients in a scale-up approach that will leverage the latest technology. He points to the toolsets that the company has created using AI and Machine Learning as major facilitators for fast implementation to drive economy of scale in a global marketplace.
“I have always been passionate about hospitality and technology. What I love about hoteliers and the hotel experience is how they create moments of joy and lasting memories, and using Ireckonu solutions to make everything work in concert is something I am really looking forward to,” Rupert Gutteridge, COO Ireckonu.
Ireckonu announces this appointment at a strategic moment after a reorganization of their product stack, an extended global partnership with Okura Nikko Hotel Management, and in preparation for rapid worldwide expansion. They believe now is the time to build on their unique client-centric foundation building approach to hotel industry middleware integrations and Gutteridge has the experience and vision to lead the company and its people in a successful scale-up.
"Success is not achieved by one person alone, but by a united team with a shared vision. With Rupert’s expertise, leadership, and dedication, we are confident that, together, we will surpass our goals and reach new heights, bringing our vision to life," Jan Jaap van Roon, CEO Ireckonu.