accesso Names New Chief Operating Officer
Accesso, a technology solutions provider for attractions and venues worldwide, today announced that they have appointed a Chief Operating Officer, with over 20 years of experience in the travel, technology and financial services sector. In this newly created role, John Guilfoy will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the company and continuing to drive growth, innovation and customer success in accesso’s expanding portfolio of solutions and clients. John will report to accesso CEO, Paul Noland, and will work to advance the organization’s strategic priorities, as well as align the product, customer operations and support teams across the business.
Guilfoy brings more than 23 years of experience in the travel, technology and financial services sectors leading a diverse set of teams across sales, marketing, product, operations and partnerships. From 2011 until he joined accesso, Guilfoy served in various senior executive roles at TravelClick, a high-growth eCommerce Software-as-a-Solution (SaaS) provider to hotels. Responsible for key growth initiatives, Guilfoy became the General Manager of EZYield, a global SaaS firm acquired by TravelClick, and successfully grew the company while leading it through a complex merger integration. Guilfoy also created a Strategic Partnerships team, which delivered compelling product innovations and commercial arrangements with eCommerce partners including Expedia and Booking.com. Additionally, he led transformational efforts to support TravelClick’s growth and scale by creating and executing go-to-market strategies across the Enterprise Sales, Inside Sales, Account Management and Operations teams.
Prior to his eight years at TravelClick, Guilfoy was with American Express for over a decade in a variety of general management roles including running a $100M global portfolio of corporate travel clients, as well as leading partnership and product innovation by launching the first-ever corporate co-brand card with American Airlines. Guilfoy also spent several years with Alvarez and Marsal, a corporate finance and restructuring firm where he was responsible for advising on strategic alternatives, capital restructurings and M&A for both public and private companies.
Guilfoy earned his MBA from Columbia Business School and London Business School with a Concentration in Management and Finance. He also earned a BA in Economics from Columbia University in New York City, New York.