Kurt Knackstedt has been appointed Chief Growth Officer at HRS
Knackstedt, originally from Chicago and now residing in Sydney, heads the sales, marketing and strategy functions of HRS’s payment solutions business. HRS has over 100 staff exclusively dedicated to developing B2B automation that streamlines supplier payment, travel reimbursement, and VAT recovery for businesses. It will report directly to Tobias Ragge, CEO of HRS.
Mr. Knackstedt joins HRS after six years as CEO of Troovo, an Australia-based start-up that he co-founded in 2015. The company’s revolutionary payments automation quickly gained international fame in the industry. ‘B2B travel ecosystem, highlighted by Business Travel News awarding its “Innovator of the Year” honor to Troovo in 2018. Prior to that, he led the global travel and spend category for Rio Tinto, a leading mining company. Mr. Knackstedt served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) for eight years, including a term as President from 2014 to 2017. He has also held senior positions at American Express and Travelport.
Greeley Koch – Global Marketing Manager
February 26, 2019 – HRS, the world’s leading provider of hotel solutions, has announced the appointment of Greeley Koch as Vice President of the Company’s Marketing and Content Creation team. Koch will help improve HRS content and messaging for the global managed travel industry, as well as lead the programs for the company’s growing portfolio of educational events, particularly the Corporate Lodging Forum and Laboratories. supply and payment of HRS hotels.