Pillsbury Joins Duetto Board
Thursday April 11th, 2013 - 9:46AM W
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SAN FRANCISCO—Duetto Research, a cloud-based technology firm focused on revenue management for the hotel industry, has added Leland C. Pillsbury, chairman/CEO of Thayer Lodging Group, to its board of directors.
A veteran of the industry, Pillsbury spent nineteen years at Marriott, where he became an EVP and corporate officer. He has launched more than fifteen companies in his career, including internet services provider TIG Global and Chinese central reservations system innovator HUBS1. He has also, in cooperation with the principals of Quest Hospitality Ventures, launched Thayer Ventures, a venture capital fund targeting technology investors in the hospitality and travel space. Thayer Ventures is an investor in Duetto Research.
According to the company, additional announcements are expected in coming weeks.
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