SiteMinder has appointed Sankar Narayan as its first CEO. Narayan is currently Chief Operating Officer of cloud accounting company Xero and will join SiteMinder in January.
He will co-lead the business with SiteMinder founder, who remains Managing Director while also becoming Executive Chairman of the Board “with a focus on driving the company’s vision, strategy and product innovation”
After a 20 year career in the travel, technology, media and telecommunications sectors, Narayan joined Xero in 2015.
During his tenure Xero’s enterprise value grew from less than A$2 billion to more than A$6 billion.