Keith Dale, formerly of Orbitz, Google, brings a breadth of expertise in travel technology, data science and DevOps/site reliability as iSeatz continues to scale.
iSeatz is pleased to announce Keith Dale has been selected to join the organization as its Chief Technology Officer. Dale will manage more than 150 engineers, operations professionals, project managers, and quality assurance specialists.
Dale has more than 20 years of software, DevOps and site reliability experience, having led teams at multiple venture-backed startups, as well as industry stalwarts like Citigroup and Orbitz. Additionally, Dale is a successful entrepreneur, having run his own technology services and consulting company for more than 15 years.
“We are excited to welcome Keith to our senior leadership team as we continue to enhance our technology infrastructure,” said Kenneth Purcell, Founder and CEO at iSeatz. “Keith is known for complex problem solving, and being a great leader; I am confident his experience will bring iSeatz’s technological ventures to the next level for our clients.”
Dale joins iSeatz at a time of high-growth. For the last four years, iSeatz has seen double-digit hiring. Earlier in 2019, the company celebrated its 20th year in business, and launched a new partnership with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to integrate tours, attractions, and dining delivery with the Wyndham loyalty program.
“iSeatz is one of the great New Orleans-tech success stories. I’m thrilled to be a part of their continued growth and transformation,” said Keith Dale, Chief Technology Officer at iSeatz. “I look forward to utilizing my expertise to enhance the hardest working team in the industry.”
Dale was most recently at adtech company SteelHouse, serving as VP of Engineering and leader of the development, data science, and DevOps teams. Prior to SteelHouse he led technology teams for eHarmony, Deem, Orbitz, and Google.
iSeatz is a New Orleans based technology company, focusing on integrating travel and lifestyle supply with global loyalty programs. With clients such as American Express, Expedia, Air Canada, IHG Hotels, and Wyndham Hotels, the iSeatz OneView Platform processes more than $3B in transactions, and 150B loyalty points annually.
iSeatz recently launched a hotel-specific product, intended to streamline ancillary offerings, and allow deep integration into hotel loyalty programs. The Ancillary Management System (AMS) offers robust reporting and thirteen product modules which allow hotels to offer everything from rental cars to live event tickets through a seamless, mobile-enabled user experience.