Former HRG Sales and Marketing Veteran Joins Team to Help Drive Corporate Growth and Strategy
BLOOMINGTON, IN (July 15, 2016) – Cornerstone™ Information Systems (CIS), a worldwide leader in innovative technology solutions for travel companies, today announced a strategic new addition to its executive team to accelerate its growth in the enterprise travel management market. Thomas E. Lacny has joined the Cornerstone team as Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, & Advisory Services, bringing a deep industry background in travel and corporate services, and to oversee the continued expansion and growing demand for the company’s solutions.
Lacny comes to Cornerstone from HRG (Hogg Robinson Group) where he served as Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing, & Consulting for North America. He helped establish HRG in North America, growing its footprint to over $3.0 Billion Dollars (USD) of revenues and over 1,000+ employees. In his 25+ years of experience in multi-national organizations, Lacny has an impressive track record of success in global travel services, expense management, and the corporate services arena. Before HRG, Lacny held executive leadership positions for both BCD Travel and WorldTravel BTI. He has traveled to and transacted business in over 60 countries around the world and successfully led North American sales, marketing, consulting and client facing teams during periods of dynamic change and consolidation. Lacny is a skilled attorney and has a BBA in Accounting with honors from the University of Notre Dame.
“Cornerstone continues to grow at a fast pace, and we are expanding both internationally and in complex market segments,” said Cornerstone’s CEO Mat Orrego. “Tom joining us as a new senior leader will undoubtedly accelerate our client’s and the industry’s adoption of our innovative solutions, including AutoPay™ and TravelOptix™, our virtual payments and data analytics offerings. We also are launching 4site™, our latest mobility application with great anticipation, and continuing to add consultative resources to assist our clients in their planning. We will continue to focus on high-value and innovative solutions to the market. Our clients, partners, and team members will benefit tremendously from Tom’s experience, keen market insights, and his strategic approach, and we are thrilled to have him on board.”
“Using the latest technology and data-driven insights has become essential to re-invention and success in the evolving travel sector space,” explains Lacny. “The more smart devices, networks, services, regulatory constraints and integrated client applications that we see in the world, the greater the need to manage that complexity with superior systems and expertise. I am excited about Cornerstone’s success and future. We have a powerful platform, and committed clients and partners. I’m honored to grow and play a role in shaping the future of the company.”
Mr. Lacny will join Cornerstone Information Systems at GBTA Convention 2016 in Denver, Colorado (Booth 1464). To learn more about Cornerstone Information Systems visit http://www.ciswired.com or call 1 (888) 778-0897.
About Cornerstone Information Systems
Cornerstone™ Information Systems is a global technology and services provider that has a unique domain knowledge in the travel industry, from how travel is operationalized to how information is managed. With a foundation in automation, we design, build, and deliver technology for travel companies and corporate buyers. We help our partners manage their process and information, to drive better decision making. Cornerstone has a single focus on travel data from the management of the reservation to the creation and presentation of information. The result is higher quality customer service and more nimble operational responsiveness at a lower cost with fewer resources yielding higher profit. We are people-centric, service-focused, and technology driven.
Companies managing more than $25 billion in travel spend annually trust Cornerstone to help them proactively lower the costs of travel management and drive revenues through travel optimization. Founded in 1992, Cornerstone Information Systems is a privately held company headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana with customers in more than 50 countries. To learn more, visit ciswired.com
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