Published on : Monday, December 24, 2018
Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced that Doug Barnett will join the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer, beginning on July 23, 2018. Barnett will succeed Rick Simonson, who previously announced his intention to retire as CFO in 2018. To ensure a smooth transition, Simonson will become a senior advisor to the CEO.
“Doug’s finance, technology and operational expertise makes him the ideal CFO to help build upon Sabre’s robust foundation and execute the next phase of our strategy underpinned by our strong, flexible capital structure,” said Sean Menke, Sabre president and CEO. “His seasoned financial leadership within the technology sector will make Doug an excellent partner for our executive team as we continue our mission to reimagine the business of travel while accelerating our growth and creating value for our customers and shareholders.”
Barnett brings extensive finance, technology and operations experience to Sabre, having most recently served as CFO for Informatica, a global leader in enterprise cloud data management. His more than three decades of experience includes previous CFO positions at TriZetto Corporation and UGS Corporation.
“Sabre’s focused strategy and industry leadership position the company as the technology partner of choice for the dynamic travel industry,” said Mr. Barnett. “I’m looking forward to working closely with the leadership team to help execute our strategy and build on Sabre’s track record of innovation and growth.”
Menke added, “I’d like to thank Rick for his many accomplishments as Sabre’s CFO. He was instrumental in executing our IPO, oversaw divestitures and acquisitions that have made us stronger and more focused, led significant improvements in our financial reporting and forecasting, and helped craft and implement our strategy. Due in large part to Rick’s efforts, Doug takes the CFO reins of Sabre at a time when we have a strong foundation and great momentum.”
Sabre Corporation will host a live webcast of its second quarter 2018 earnings conference call on July 31, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Menke, Barnett and Simonson will participate on the call to discuss the financial results as well as comment on the forward outlook.