Merlin Software for Vacation Ownership, the leading provider of cloud-based enterprise software for the global timeshare and fractional industry, has announced the appointment of Mark Thomas as Head of Sales.

Barcelona-based Mark has worked in the travel and technology sector since 1999. He moved into software sales with a SaaS-based solution in 2006 with a Microsoft Partnership to deliver Hosted Exchange and SharePoint. He delivered early cloud propositions for an Internet Service Provider and, since 2009, has integrated cloud backup for small businesses. For over ten years, Mark has sold “server-

less” fully cloud platforms, hybrid on-site and off-site platforms and 100 per cent on- site server platforms for businesses.

Mark is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in Volume Licensing, a certified VMware Sales Professional and a specialist in Attix 5 Backup software; HP; 3CX (Voice Software Solutions); Sophos (security solutions); and Veeam (backup software).

Said CEO and chief software architect, Mike Pnematicatos: “We are delighted that Mark has joined us at the start of a very exciting year for Merlin Software. We will be

launching new functionality and upgrades throughout the year. Mark’s extensive technical knowledge and experience in cloud platforms and his experience in the travel industry will be a huge benefit to both us and our clients.”

Responding to the news of his appointment, Mark added: “My two greatest passions in business are technology and travel. I am, therefore, delighted to be working for Merlin to deliver the market leading software solution.”

Mark Thomas and Global Operations Director Martine Pnematicatos will be attending the upcoming GNEX conference in Las Vegas in February.

Contact details

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Notes to editors:

Merlin Software has been developed by Mike Pnematicatos who has over 30 years experience in the fractional and vacation ownership industry in sales, marketing and resort management.

Developed as state of the art, fully integrated, business application software, Merlin is the complete software package. It handles all types of timeshare and fractional ownership product and includes modules for marketing, sales, front office, property management and back office operations.

Over recent months, the focus has been on developing a range of WebApps using the latest coding languages. These WebApps are easy to set-up, completely configurable and responsive. They include the Member WebApp, Rental Booking WebApp and Agent Desktop WebApp. More information can be found online.