Former managing director of Ariane Systems starts at straiv on June 15

Dr. Josef Schilling starts on 15.06. at straiv as Principal Business Development. Dr. Schilling will be responsible in particular for establishing international sales partnerships in Europe and for supporting large hotel groups. With this new reinforcement straiv underlines its commitment to Europe-wide expansion and the steady further development of its leading position in the segment.

Longstanding expertise and a global network

Dr. Josef Schilling adds an impressive experience from a hotel tech company, coupled with a global network. Having become interested in the hotel industry through business travel in the financial services and automotive sectors, Dr. Schilling spent eight years as sales manager in the hotel sector of the hotel tech company Inhotels Ariane GmbH, as well as managing director for the DACH region and Eastern Europe. His expertise in the areas of software and hardware solutions as well as digitalization in the hotel and hospitality industry is a valuable asset for straiv.

"Clear goals, strong team, accuracy"

Particularly fascinating for Dr. Schilling is the fact that all of straiv’s solutions are holistically designed. He emphasizes the power and motivation of the entire straiv team: “What the straiv team and its founders have achieved in recent years is simply impressive. I am happy to make my contribution to the company’s continued success and to be part of the team. I expect the company to continue its rapid and positive development – especially with the strategic competitive factor that straiv is completely in the hands of the founders. Our intensive preparations will be followed by concrete actions to complete the digital Guest Journey & Experience and to expand market share and company growth in Europe. The motto: Clear goals – strong team – accuracy.”

Managing directors show enthusiasm and look forward to working together

Alexander Haußmann, one of the founders and managing directors of straiv GmbH, expresses his enthusiasm about Dr. Josef Schilling joining the company: “We are very happy to have won Dr. Josef Schilling for our team. With his experience from eight years of management in a hotel tech company and his global network, he will be an important pillar in our Europe-wide expansion. He has impressively demonstrated the skills needed for this in the course of his career – and we are now looking forward to putting them to use at straiv.”
“I am very pleased that Dr. Josef Schilling will become part of our team and our mission. The fact that such a renowned figure in the hotel industry has chosen straiv is a great sign and a great compliment to our entire team.” adds Patrick Luik, also founder and managing director of straiv GmbH.