Robert Cole is founder of RockCheetah, a hotel marketing strategy and travel technology consulting practice that diligently attempts to prove that marketing, travel technology, quality service & profitability can peacefully coexist.
RockCheetah’s clients have included organizations such as Marriott International, National Geographic, Amadeus IT Group and a small group of travel industry investors. Robert also serves as Phocuswright’s Senior Research Analyst for Lodging and Leisure Travel.
Highlights of Robert’s hospitality experience include heading marketing planning for Four Seasons Hotels, leading Sabre’s hotel line of business, launching dynamic packaging pioneer Neat Group, and overseeing destination product contracting for Mark Travel’s vacation brands.
Robert has been involved in multiple travel industry initiatives, serving as a founding OpenTravel Alliance interoperability committee member, on the HEDNA Board of Directors, the HSMAI Digital Marketing Committee and Adrian Awards Platinum/Best of Show judge.