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Mr. Schvimmer

Matt Schvimmer

Chief Marketing Officer, Zingle, Inc.

Matt Schvimmer is chief marketing officer for Zingle. He is responsible for marketing initiatives, product management and business development. Mr. Schvimmer and his team help find new ways to improve the Zingle platform and work to increase awareness among the several industries the company serves. Mr. Shvimmer has more than 23 years of industry experience in designing, building, marketing and selling solutions for global organizations. Prior to joining Zingle, he held several executive roles at ServiceNow, most recently as vice president and general manager for the ServiceNow Store. In that role, he was responsible for the product development and commercial success of the ServiceNow Store and its related partner-built applications that run atop the ServiceNow platform. Mr. Shvimmer served as the general manager for the ServiceNow Express Business Unit, and led both the product management and product strategy organizations. Prior to that, Mr. Schvimmer also worked for HP Software, where he was responsible for product management and marketing of the IT Management business. He has led product management and marketing teams in IT Management and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) markets. Mr. Shvimmer holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Florida. Zingle is a two-way, business-and-customer communication software platform that allows businesses to engage with customers in a real-time and personalized way through text messaging - people's preferred method of communication today. The platform helps businesses increase efficiency, revenue and customer loyalty by providing a quick and simple way to communicate with customers. Millions of messages are sent between businesses and their customers each year using Zingle.

Please visit https://www.zingle.me/ for more information.

Mr. Schvimmer can be contacted at 877-946-4536 or marketing@zingleme.com

Coming up in August 2020...

Food & Beverage: New Technological Innovations

In the past few years, hotel food and beverage departments have experienced significant growth. Managers are realizing just how much revenue potential this sector holds, both in terms of additional revenue and as a means to enhance the guest experience. As a result, substantial investments are being made in F&B operations as a way to satisfy hotel guests but also to keep pace with the competition. Though it has been a trend for many years, the Farm-to-Table movement shows no signs of abating. Hotel chains are abandoning corporate restaurants and are instead partnering with local chefs to create locally-influenced dining options. Local, farm-sourced ingredients paired with specialty beverages or local wine also satisfies the increasing demand from Millennial travelers who are eager to travel sustainably and contribute to a positive impact. A farm-to-table F&B program also helps to support the local economy, which builds community goodwill. Also popular are "Self-Serv" and "Grab & Go" options. These concepts stem from an awareness that a guest's time is limited and if a hotel can supply them with fast, fresh, food and beverage choices, then so much the better for them. Plus, by placing these specialty kiosks in areas that might be traditionally under-utilized (the lobby, for instance), they can become popular destination locations. Of course, there are new technological innovations as well. In-room, on-screen menus allow guests to order from any restaurant on the property, and some hotels are partnering with delivery companies that make it possible for guests to order food from any restaurant in the area. Also, many hotels are implementing in-room, voice-activated devices, so ordering food via an AI-powered assistant will soon become mainstream as well. The August issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these developments and document what some leading hotels are doing to expand this area of their business.