Chief Technology Officer
Wyndham Hotel Group
Venky Rangachari is responsible for leading the overall strategic direction for Wyndham Hotel Group's technology efforts, ensuring alignment of the company's technology vision with its overall business strategy.
A seasoned leader with extensive experience in hospitality and franchising, he joined the company in July 2009 after serving as was chief information officer at StarCite, a global leader in meetings management solutions. While there, he developed the company's technology strategy, reduced operating expenses by 20 percent and implemented a company-wide learning management system that helped prepare employees for the company's next generation products.
Prior to joining StarCite, Rangachari was vice president of operations at Jacent Technologies, an on-demand solutions provider for the restaurant industry, where he managed the Web operations order management system for the Pizza Hut and Quiznos food chains.
In addition to the above roles, Rangachari has held various positions with Stratify, an Iron Mountain company and one of the world's largest electronic discovery service providers working with some of the highest grossing law firms in the U.S. and general counsel from Fortune 500 companies; Digiprise, a provider of customer relationship management and employee relationship management solutions for small to mid-size services companies; and Exodus Communications, an Internet hosting service and Internet service provider to dot-com businesses.
He is based in Wyndham Hotel Group's Parsippany, N.J. offices.