Wednesday March 6th, 2013 - 12:10AM
SAN FRANCISCO— Brad Gerstner, chief executive of Altimeter Capital Management, has joined the board of directors of Duetto Research, a cloud-based technology firm focused on the travel and hospitality industry.
Prior to being CEO of Altimeter Capital Management, which he founded in 2008, Gerstner was VP at PAR Capital Management from 2005 to 2008. He also served as Co-CEO of National Leisure Group (NLG) from 2003 to 2004, a company he joined in 2000 after working at General Catalyst, a Boston venture capital firm that had invested in NLG. Gerstner also served an appointment as Deputy Secretary of State of Indiana.
He currently serves on the boards of directors of Orbitz Worldwide, Silver Rail Technologies, Inc., Room 77 Inc., Hotel Tonight Inc. and Trigger Media Group, LLC. Gerstner is also the founder and Chairman of the board of directors of Room 77, a hotel-focused travel research site.
Duetto’s CEO, Patrick Bosworth, said in a statement, “Brad brings with him a track record of picking winners in the travel and hospitality space, and providing unmatched insight. We are grateful for his support.”
Gerstner added, “Hospitality is a huge vertical market, with the potential for realizing groundbreaking solutions through Big Data applications. I am happy to be working with Duetto as it brings some of those solutions to bear on specific industry problems.”
Duetto was launched by Bosworth, a former Wynn Las Vegas executive, along with former Wynn executive Marco Benvenut and former Salesforce.com Chief Technology Officer Craig Weissman in 2012.