Hyatts former EVP & CFO and founding President of HTNG brings a vast hotel industry background to help guide at-visions growth as a leading provider of guest facing technology.
Mr. Rainer spent many years with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, where he at last held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Mr. Rainer served as Managing Director for Hyatt International Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) LLC from January 2007 to August 2012 overseeing all aspects of the company’s business in the region. Mr. Rainer has more than 30 years of experience in progressively more senior operating and finance roles, and has extensive international experience, having lived in the Caribbean, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and the United States.
Mr. Rainer has a graduate degree in Hotel Management from the Hotel Management School in Bad Hofgastein, Austria, and has studied in Executive Programs at University of Chicago Booth Business School, Kellogg-Northwestern University of Illinois and MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“We are very grateful to Gebhard for his willingness to support us in our efforts to provide innovative guest facing technology for the hotel industry. He knows the Hotel industry inside out, be it from an operational, technological or financial point of view. With his support in founding HTNG back in 2004 he also proved his understanding and foresight when it comes to technology in this industry. His experience, strategic thinking and exceptional business acumen will add a lot of value to at-visions, and his enthusiasm and energetic spirit provides even additional motivation for our team right now at HITEC season,” said Roman Kirisits, Owner & CEO of at-visions.
And Mr. Rainer comments: “I know at-visions since years and they always found a balance between growth, innovation and stability, both in their solutions and as a company. Knowing about the added values their solutions have for the industry, I am really excited to advise and support them in their efforts of expansion especially in the US.”