Articles tagged “execs”

United CEO to Face off With Investors at Annual Meeting

United CEO to Face off With Investors at Annual Meeting

David Koenig and Don Babwin, Associated Press

Munoz may have it easier than you'd think: stock is up and seats are full. They just need better employee training and better communications strategy for this always connected, always filming world.

5 days ago

United Airlines CEO Made More Money Than His Peers in 2016

United Airlines CEO Made More Money Than His Peers in 2016

Skift, Brian Sumers

People like to complain about CEO compensation, but these men — and they are all men — may deserve what they earn. Running a big airline is not easy, and not everyone can do it. Executives who reach the top don't get there by chance.

7 days ago

CEO Interview: JetSuite Wants to Bring a Private Jet-Style Experience to the Masses

CEO Interview: JetSuite Wants to Bring a Private Jet-Style Experience to the Masses

Brian Sumers, Skift

The list of new brands that wanted to disrupt private jet flying in recent years is long, but successes are few. Having someone at the helm who has solid experience in commercial aviation sets JetSuite apart from the competition.

2 weeks ago

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

Deanna Ting, Skift

Yet again, Steve Wynn keeps winning, as are his gaming counterparts. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, who managed to win an all-out battle for Starwood last year, was the top-ranked non-gaming CEO.

2 weeks ago

Carlson and Rezidor Shuffle CEOs

Carlson and Rezidor Shuffle CEOs

Deanna Ting, Skift

Signs of HNA’s influence are pretty apparent here. Now that it owns all of Carlson Hotels, will it attempt to buy the rest of the remaining shares of Rezidor that it doesn’t own?

3 weeks ago

IHG CEO Richard Solomons to Step Down

IHG CEO Richard Solomons to Step Down

Deanna Ting, Skift

It'll be interesting to see Barr lead IHG into a new era and there's no doubt his expertise in China will help the company grow even more in that region. Another key thing to note will be how he chooses to integrate Kimpton more into IHG's portfolio.

3 weeks ago

American Airlines CEO Hopes Huge Employee Salary Hikes Will Reset Relations

American Airlines CEO Hopes Huge Employee Salary Hikes Will Reset Relations

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

When it comes to compensation, we've seen bigger mistakes by CEOs. This will get Parker more support from the rank and file in the years ahead.

4 weeks ago

United CEO Oscar Munoz Will Not Automatically Become Board Chair in 2018

United CEO Oscar Munoz Will Not Automatically Become Board Chair in 2018

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's easy to blame this on the incident last week in Chicago. And perhaps the two things are related. But it's not a big surprise Munoz will not become board chair next year. He had a heart transplant last year, and he has been reducing his role over time.

1 month ago

United Airlines Poaches Another American Airlines Executive

United Airlines Poaches Another American Airlines Executive

Brian Sumers, Skift

American Airlines has a deep bench, so it will be fine. But this is a big get for United, which needed to bolster its senior management ranks. United has not had as much talent in its ranks as American.

3 months ago

How Airbnb Turned Steve Jobs’ Three-Click Rule Into Design Brilliance

How Airbnb Turned Steve Jobs’ Three-Click Rule Into Design Brilliance

Leigh Gallagher, The Airbnb Story

We love to argue about Airbnb here, but one thing we're in agreement about is how the company's approach to design and the user experience has had a radical and incredibly positive impact on how brands sell travel now.

3 months ago

Former NH Hotels CEO Is the New Carlson Hotels CEO

Former NH Hotels CEO Is the New Carlson Hotels CEO

Deanna Ting, Skift

HNA's influence on Carlson Hotels is already taking hold. What will be even more interesting going forward is how HNA leverages its numerous hospitality investments, including Carlson, NH Hotels, Red Lion Hotels and soon, Hilton Worldwide and, possibly Rezidor.

4 months ago

United’s Chief Commercial Officer Leaves After Five Months on the Job

United’s Chief Commercial Officer Leaves After Five Months on the Job

Brian Sumers, Skift

Haywood was a big hire for United several months ago, but apparently it did not work out. That's OK, as President Scott Kirby should continue to do a fine job running the airline's commercial team.

4 months ago