Puzzle Partner continues to expand with the announcement that hospitality technology industry icon Jules Sieburgh, CHTP, has joined their team. Mr. Sieburgh will be advising promising future technologies on strategies, VC funding and advancing angel investments. The arrival of Mr. Sieburgh, in addition to the recent addition of Seth Christian, supports the vision of growing the firm’s depth of services for technology startups.
Mr. Sieburgh has more than three decades of notable accomplishments in the hospitality and travel industry, most recently as Senior Vice President for Kerzner International Bahamas. As Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Host Marriott Corporation, Mr. Sieburgh was accountable for evaluating hotel technology requests ranging from $15M to $20M annually. He also served as Director of Industry Relations at priceline.com, Vice President of Hotel Systems at InterContinental Hotels and Vice President Information Technology at Sonesta Hotels and Resorts.
“The travel and hospitality technology sectors are experiencing a significant amount of change right now,” said Alan Young, CEO and Co-Founder of Puzzle Partner. “Our experts bring real-world experience and hands-on involvement to every engagement. We bring deep industry expertise to each client we serve, gained from both direct industry experience and a wide range of consulting engagements. We are extremely fortunate to have a talent like Jules on our team.”
Mr. Sieburgh added, “I am looking forward to working with the Puzzle Partner team to continue to build a great company that serves the needs of the new technologies changing the hospitality and travel space.”
Puzzle Partner specializes in helping startups and emerging companies achieve winning performance and stronger organizations. This includes not just strategic consulting, but also step-in execution to allow their seasoned professionals to assist clients in everything from brand building and market awareness to product development and roadmaps during the growth process.
Mr. Sieburgh is a member of HFTP, member of the HFTP International Technology Hall of Fame and a Past President of HFTP, has served on many HITEC Advisory Committees. He is a member of the esteemed Cornell Hotel Society and served twelve years on the board of Passkey. He holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration, both from Cornell University.