Sabre Corporation, a leading technology provider to the global travel industry, 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.
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.
“Wade has been a valuable strategist and effective leader since he joined us in 2015. He has been a key player in helping us define where we can grow the Travel Network business and how the upcoming launch of our new Sabre Red Workspace can better serve our airline, hotel and other partners, as well the travel agents, corporate buyers and consumers who rely on the GDS,” said Menke.
Shirk will join Sabre from Kony, Inc., an industry leader in mobile application development, where he served as president and was responsible for the company’s extensive enterprise product portfolio, product management, product development, company strategy and global marketing.
“Dave brings an impressive skillset, executive experience and a strong customer focus to Sabre, where he will be able to lead the next phase of growth and focus for our company and the hundreds of airline industry partners that use our solutions,” said Menke.