PROVision Partners (“PROVision”), a leading global strategic growth, marketing, technology, and commercial services advisory firm to the travel and hospitality industry, announces the appointment of Doug Carr as a Senior Advisor. A more than 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry specializing in technology, Carr’s extensive professional background will prove highly valuable towards PROVision’s commitment of providing its client partners with the developmental strategies and professional guidance they need to achieve business objectives and sustainable market growth.
Prior to accepting his role as Senior Advisor with PROVision, Carr’s impressive professional background led him to hold several leadership positions with some of the industry’s most recognized organizations. This includes first serving as Executive Director of Distribution for Accor before being promoted to serve as the company’s Vice President for Information System Strategies. For more than 20 years, Carr also worked for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts where he served as Director of Global Support Services before taking on the role of Executive Director of Distribution.
“The priorities and trends of the industry are shifting ever faster which means hospitality professionals more than ever require industry-leading expertise that can guide them towards the right market opportunities while minimizing potential pitfalls,” commented Carr. “PROVision Partners with its award-winning team of dedicated hospitality and travel industry professionals has the combined knowledge and experience necessary to meet or even exceed a company’s growth expectations, and I’m honored to add my own skillsets to the firm’s rapidly expanding global team.”
In addition to his work with Accor and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Carr is also recognized for his strategic, technical and operational contributions towards aligning technology with business strategy and growth goals. Ensuring his success in this field is Carr’s extensive proficiency with disciplines that include CRM, loyalty programs, distribution, content management, digital asset management, connectivity, CRS, payment systems and sales automation. A graduate of Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Carr further has served on the Board of Directors for HEDNA, a global community of hospitality professionals, technology vendors, consultants and educators with a focus on distribution.
“We are very honored to have someone as skilled as Doug add to the capabilities of PROVision Partners as we continue our push towards obtaining the industry’s leading and most experienced minds,” said Greg Pesik, co-founder and CEO of PROVision. “Based on a lengthy list of impressive accomplishments throughout his career, we have no doubt that Doug will be able to pass on his success to our clients as they look for proven results in business development and revenue optimization.”