Vice President of Information Technology
Benchmark Hospitality Interntional
A 23-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Darrin Pinkham previously served as president of DP & Associates Hospitality Technology Consultants, a company he founded in 2008 offering technology project management, implementation strategies, in-room technology branding, and application interface expertise for new build projects. Prior to this, Mr. Pinkham was vice president, hospitality technology for Ginn Resorts, responsible for the company's properties in Florida, South Carolina, Vermont, Colorado and the Bahamas. While in this position, Pinkham was recognized for centralized PMS, POS, golf and business intelligence system implementations and award-winning, cutting edge in-room technology standards for the brand.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Pinkham served in senior-level information technology positions for leading hotel brands throughout the United States, including Loews Hotels, Boca Resorts, Hershey Resorts, Scanticon-Denver. He is a certified hospitality technology professional (CHTP) with the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals Association (HFTP), where he has served as a member of the advisory council and of the organization’s global Board of Directors. Pinkham currently serves as an IT advisory board member for the University of Delaware, serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Hospitality Technology magazine, and is a past member of the following; CHTP Advisory Council, HITEC Educational Advisory Council, HFTP Website Council, HFTP Hall of Fame Nomination Approval Committee, HFTP International Board of Directors, and AH&LA Technology & E-Business Committee and past Chairman. Locally, he sits on the Governing Body of the CIO Leadership Forum.