Our team, by the numbers

We know hospitality

NAVIS team members have more than 700 years of combined experience serving the hospitality industry.

Land of biking, boarding & beer

While 70% of us dwell in Bend, Oregon, the coolest little city in the Pacific NW, all of our team members get to live, work and play all over the US.

Our fuel of choice

More than 65% of NAVIS team members rely on the many fantastic local coffee bean roasters to fuel their performance.

Dogs vs cats

57% percent of NAVIS team members are dog people, while 34% prefer cats and 3% chickens. Yes, we said chickens.

NAVIS Leadership

Experienced. Knowledgable. Fearless.

Kyle Buehner

Chief Executive Officer

Kyle started as the company’s first sales person and is now responsible for all company business. Under Kyle’s leadership, NAVIS has become the hospitality industry’s leading sales and marketing optimization company. Kyle’s aim is to build an “Amazing Company,” one that blends strong core values with high-performance. He takes great pride in the difference NAVIS makes with our clients, and with our employees, who’ve voted us one of The Oregonian’s Top Workplaces for four consecutive years. When Kyle’s not attending his daughter’s collegiate volleyball matches, he’s outside enjoying Central Oregon’s natural beauty.

Gary Lawrence

Chief Financial Officer

Fueling a fast growing company takes vision. And wisdom. Gary’s financial acumen, cultivated over many years as CFO at BendBroadband, Turnaround Consultant with Hamstreet & Associates, President at Cort Software, and CFO at Orcom Solutions, is helping NAVIS accelerate growth. In addition to leading all things finance, he contributes regularly in leadership, strategy, and operations. Gary graduated with honors from Wake Forest University and earned his MBA from Columbia University. When he’s not working, Gary’s likely standing waist deep in the Deschutes River casting flies for steelhead.

Brise Carpenter

Vice President, Client Success

The love our clients express for us is due in big part to Brise and his Client Success team. As Vice President, Client Success, Brise leads our Client Advocates, a team of 20 top-notch hospitality consultants with more than 280 combined years of experience; and our NAVIS University and Technical Support teams. Many on his team are former hotel and vacation rental executives and some are MBAs, but all of them know how to best use our solutions to drive more performance and more profit. The hundreds of millions of dollars in incremental revenue they help our clients capture each year is testament to the value they deliver. Brise holds a BA in Business Management and Organizational Leadership from George Fox University and an MBA from Concordia University.

Jim Helmich

Vice President, Human Resources

An extraordinary culture depends on an extraordinary human resources program. An extraordinary HR program leads to employees voting NAVIS a “Top Workplaces” award-winner four consecutive years. Before joining NAVIS, Jim dedicated more than 20 years in HR at renowned companies like Starbucks, Altrec.com, and Microsoft. At NAVIS, Jim and his team are responsible for growing and retaining our talented team, and nurturing our fantastic culture – a really big job at our fast growing company. Jim loves the outdoors; he was a sponsored professional rock climber back in the day.

Matt Juarez

Vice President, Operations

Matt has put his motto “make it so or make it better” to work at NAVIS for over two decades and has many successes to show for it. His dedication to world-class service is especially evident in RezForce, our reservations contact center, which he and his team have grown from the ground up to now capturing more than $150 million annually for our clients. Matt is responsible for overseeing the strategic performance and direction of RezForce as well as corporate projects and business processes within the company. Outside the office, if Matt isn’t training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, he’s in the mountains fishing, hunting and/or snowboarding.

Kishore Bhattacharjee

Vice President, Engineering

Building a best in class software platform requires technology strategy, vision, and a great engineering culture. Kishore and his team are responsible for understanding the needs to the market and how to leverage best in class cloud technology and mature agile processes in order to build and scale a world-class NAVIS CRM platform. Prior to joining NAVIS, Kishore led Product Engineering for several companies like Cambia Health Solutions, ZoomCare, and WelVU. Kishore holds a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and earned his MBA from Arizona State University. Outside the office, Kishore spends most of his time either playing tennis or hiking with his family.

Mark Bartlett

Vice President, Sales

As a passionate hospitality technology professional, Mark brings 10+ years of cloud technology sales leadership and solutions experience from Concur, BlackLine and DocuSign in addition to 13 years of leadership experience from the Australian Defence Force.  Throughout his career Mark has worked closely with all functions of business, with in depth knowledge of consultative selling and building maximum value for clients. Mark helps his teams take a genuinely consultative approach to help companies solve important business challenges including maximizing both demand and revenue.

Kelsie Skinner

Director, Marketing

The confusing and crowded tech marketplace demands marketers that can keep it simple and direct. Kelsie joined the NAVIS team in 2013 and leads the NAVIS marketing team’s strategic, brand and growth marketing efforts. Every day, her team looks for ways to balance science and creativity in order to grow the NAVIS brand. Their mission is simple: spread the word and help more hospitality professionals align their data and teams. Prior to joining NAVIS, Kelsie started her hospitality career in marketing and revenue analysis at Sunriver Resort. She’s a pacific northwest native, and she and her husband can often be found outside and on the road in their adventure van.

NAVIS Board of Advisors

Tom Gonser

Board Advisor

Tom is the Founder of DocuSign, where he developed the first cloud-based electronic signature service which has grown to a global digital transaction platform used in 188 countries in 41 languages by some of the largest companies in the world. Prior to DocuSign, Tom founded several other companies including NetUpdate and GPSFlight. Tom believes the best way to predict the future is to invent it. Tom Gonser is also currently an Investment Partner at Seven Peaks Ventures in Bend Oregon where he invests in early stage technology companies. In his spare time, Tom enjoys golf, mountain biking, windsurfing and winemaking.

Sanjay Dholakia

Board Advisor

Sanjay most recently served as Marketo’s CMO for nearly five years, leading the marketing department through its worldwide expansion and IPO, helping to scale the company nearly 10-fold. He joined Marketo through the acquisition of social software company Crowd Factory, where as CEO he was responsible for the strategic direction and vision of the company. Before joining Crowd Factory, Sanjay was CMO at Lithium Technologies, the leading provider of customer community solutions. While at Lithium, he helped triple the company’s run-rate revenue over an 18-month period and position it as the category leader. In his spare time, Sanjay enjoys traveling and spending time in the outdoors with his family.

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