Sabre selects new executives for Travel Network, Airline Solutions

Southlake, Texas-based Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) has named Wade Jones as executive vice president and president of Sabre Travel Network, and Dave Shirk as executive vice president and president of Sabre Airline Solutions, the company said.

Jones, currently serving as interim president of Travel Network, Sabre´s global marketplace that connects airlines, hotels, car rental companies and other travel providers with a worldwide network of travel agents and buyers, was previously senior vice president of marketing and strategy, and his appointment is effective immediately.

Shirk, a technology industry veteran with a strong track record of portfolio management, product development and software services innovation, will lead the company´s Airline Solutions business that provides technology support to 225 airlines worldwide and will join the company on June 5.

Jones joined Sabre in 2015 in the product, marketing and strategy role for Travel Network globally. He was named interim president of Sabre Travel Network in December 2016 when Sean Menke was promoted to president and CEO of Sabre. He received his master´s degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University.

Shirk will join Sabre from Kony, Inc., where he served as president and was responsible for the company´s enterprise product portfolio, product management, product development, company strategy, and global marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from The Ohio State University.

Sabre Corporation is a technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre´s software, data, mobile, and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. It also operates a global travel marketplace, which processes more than USD 120bn of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. The company serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.