David Adelson, President / CEO
With more than 20 years of professional and managerial experience, David Adelson has been recognized as a pioneer in the hospitality industry. He is the founder of Intelity and serves full time as its President and Chief Executive Officer.
David ignited a revolution in hospitality technology when he brought the ICE hotel guest interface to market. Under his leadership, Intelity has grown into a multimillion dollar corporation with technology deployed across four continents and has also maintained a reputation as the leading company of its kind.
Prior to creating Intelity, David served as senior director of sales and marketing at the Peabody Orlando for three years. Previously, he held the title of senior director of sales and marketing at the landmark Grand Hyatt New York where, beyond local responsibilities, he oversaw 15 other Hyatt properties on the East Coast. David earned his degree at Pennsylvania State University and has since taught hospitality at Drexel University, Cornell University and Boston College.
David was recently named to the prestigious Vendor Advisory Council of Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), the premier technology solutions association that leads the global hospitality industry.
Chris Grey, Chief Technology Officer
Chris is a technology pioneer who has invented, innovated, created and developed breakthroughs in applications and systems management making the title “tech guru” a worthy one. From his earliest days in Princeton, New Jersey at Commodities Corporation and in New York at Credit Suisse, Chris was responsible for application development and systems management.He established standards, created documentation and procedures, and directed worldwide coordination.
At Tribune Media in Orlando, he managed technology focused on customer relationship management, marketing and distribution systems as well as IT project management. Chris joined Intelity in 2008 where he leads a team whose credentials usually begin with “the first” “the best” “the only” and, lately, “the award-winning".
A true visionary in hospitality technology, Chris pushes the limits of technology and has advanced guest services management solutions on all fronts. He and his team have literally invented hotel guest-facing technology and both transformed and streamlined hotel tracking systems. Chris earned his college degree at the University of Texas.
Didier Jupillat, Chief Financial Officer
Boasting two MBAs, one from ESSEC in Paris and a second from the Wharton School in Philadelphia, Didier Jupillat is one brilliant numbers guy. He’s a veteran of international agribusiness in production and export as well as IMG Enterprises developing and directing strategies for their IT, sales and operations groups.
He served as chief financial officer of Florida Tree Source, a producer and wholesaler serving the landscaping industry. He is fluent in Spanish and French as well as English. Didier joined Intelity in 2009 where his responsibilities include both financial management and human resources.
Jake Buckstead, Senior Vice President of International Hospitality Sales
Immersed in the Internet from its earliest days, Jake Buckstead is the consummate sales professional. In the 1990s, he led marketing teams at two regional companies offering hosting, development, eCommerce and network security. When he joined LodgeNet as director of business development and partner marketing in 2000, Jake drove the launch of its interactive HDTV platform.
His feet were now firmly planted in hospitality technology. He managed sales and marketing of the LodgeNet product overseeing the majority of its sales including several large worldwide hotel brands. Jake attended college at the University of South Dakota and the University of Wisconsin. He joined Intelity in April 2010 where he leads a growing international sales team.
Jennifer Ranno, Senior Vice President of Sales, America
Jennifer Ranno is a trailblazer. Her early career stints at Starwood Hotels (in Dallas and Los Angeles) and as Accounts Vice President at SynXis/Sabre Hospitality Solutions in marketing, sales and support efforts readied her for national and international leadership positions at iBAHN where she was Vice President of Sales for the Americas and TravelClick's EZYield as Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing. All this has made her a potent and influential leader in hospitality technology.
Jennifer joined Intelity in the spring of 2012 to lead its American sales team as Senior Vice President. She earned her marketing degree at the University of Oklahoma.