We couldn’t be more excited to announce the addition of three hospitality-industry icons to the Social Tables Board of Advisors: Christie Hicks, Roger Miller, and Robert Post. With their distinct skillsets, track records of proven performance, and combined 75+ years of experience, all three will offer invaluable insight as we pursue rapid growth and development to bring the best technology solutions to the hospitality industry.
“Christie’s expertise and enthusiasm for the industry will be an undeniable catalyst for effective strategic development as we continue to grow in the dynamic hotel and meetings industries.” -Dan Berger, CEO Social Tables
In her 25+ year career, Christie has delivered quantifiable results for industry-leading hotel conglomerates, leveraging a deep understanding of hotel and meeting sales operations, account management, and a knack for taking calculated risks. Early on as Vice President of National Sales at Hyatt Hotel Corporation, she led her team into new markets and optimized existing revenue streams, capitalizing on her keen ability to develop and nurture strategic client partnerships.
More recently, Christie oversaw more than 5,000 sales professionals at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide as Senior Vice President of the entire Sales Organization. In her time at Starwood, she drove double-digit growth in new business across all nine hotel brands under the corporate umbrella. Since leaving, she has been consulting for various hotels and is currently on the Board of Advisors for Maritz Holdings Inc., a leader in the meetings, events, and travel industry.
We look forward to Christie’s guidance as a proven people-first business innovator who will help us navigate and develop effective strategies in the hotel and meetings marketplace.
“It is exciting to be part of this innovative and forward thinking group. Social Tables has made so many positive changes to the hospitality space, and Dan Berger is an energetic and engaged leader. He has put together a great team who are evolving many aspects of the industry.” -Christie
“Roger’s respectable industry expertise as a hotel owner and consultant will offer incredible value as we tailor smart solutions for our enterprise-level customers. We especially look forward to him joining us at the Hunter Hotel Conference in March.” -Dan Berger, CEO Social Tables
Mr. Miller brings 30+ years of hospitality-industry leadership and consultation experience to the Social Tables Board. He is widely recognized as a results-driven, executive sales and marketing technician with proven portfolios of world class hotels — from numerous development, acquisition, and rebranding projects to ownership of high-performing properties.
As a leader, consultant, and multi-unit sales and marketing hospitality veteran, Roger has represented 225+ properties of 60-600 rooms with $2.5 billion in assets across 42 states. That catalog includes a number of notable brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, IHG, and Choice Hotels. In that time, he was an early adopter of the Social Tables platform, recognizing the promise of our products years before anyone else. We look forward to him bringing the same foresight to our board, as he helps us continue to better align our strategy to the evolving needs of the hotel space.
“I’m excited and honored to become a member of the Advisory Board. Social Tables is a successful, highly-respected organization with laser-sharp focus on hospitality industry changes, needs and requirements. I hope to serve them wisely in their continued quest for revenue-enhancing innovations and growth.” -Roger
“Bob adds incredible value to every business he touches. He brings with him proven experience leading technology-based businesses that cater to the hospitality industry at every scale.” -Dan Berger, CEO Social Tables
With 20+ years in the hospitality and travel industry, Mr. Post is a successful entrepreneur, investor, and tech-company executive. He has an impressive, proven track record of helping companies capitalize on product innovation to deliver sustainable value to underserved markets. Currently, he is a board member and Executive Chairman for The Knowland Group, a Board Member and Executive Chairman for FranConnect, and a Board member and CEO of Cloud5 Communications: the largest provider of cloud-based telecommunications and high-speed Internet to major hospitality brands.
Prior to Cloud5, Bob was Chairman and CEO of TravelClick, a powerhouse in global hotel e-commerce solutions. There he grew the company from $35 million a year to over $200 million over a five-year period. He also served as the Interim CFO and VP of Business Development at OpenTable, which was ultimately bought by Priceline for $2.6 billion. Currently, he operates Pconsulting LLC, a consultancy specializing in start-up investment and restructuring services for mid-sized businesses including hotelBANK (Stockholm), Radiant Systems, and Amadeus IT S.A.
“I am excited to work with the innovative team at Social Tables as they transform the event business with collaborative software that generates revenue and great experiences.” -Bob
As we continue to grow our board and company, we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome all three industry mavens as our newest advisors. Bob, Roger, and Christie will join a diverse list of industry thought leaders who each bring their own unique contributions to our strategic excellence as an organization.
- David Adler – BizBash
- Marcy Blum – Marcy Blum and Associates
- Larry Hall – PAR Springer-Miller
- Brooks Holtom – Georgetown University
- Carol Krugman – Metropolitan State University, Denver
- Gregory O’Dell – Events DC
- Kelly Peacy – Insight Events Strategy, LLC
- David Peckinpaugh – Maritz Global Events
- Lee Pillsbury – Thayer Lodging
- Eitan Saban – Apttus
- Bob Thomas – Georgetown University
- Gary Vaynerchuk – VaynerMedia
Planning the buffet, placing the mics, laying it all out — it’s not easy making the little details come to life. So in 2011, we set out to change the way events are designed by introducing better collaboration between planners and properties. Today, we’ve evolved that vision into an innovative platform offering the industry’s leading solutions for event sales, services, and group distribution. All to help the world create the best face-to-face events.