William T. Geoghegan

10520 Canon Perdido St
Las Vegas, NV 89141

(702) 253-6199 (phone)
(702) 995-0022 (fax)

e-mail - wtg@billgeo.com

 

 

EXPERIENCE

August 1999 - Present

President - Lodging & Gaming Technology Consulting, Inc.
Consultant to the Hospitality and Gaming Industries

Consulting customers include MGM/Mirage, Harrah's Entertainment, IGT, LasVegas.com, Hotel Information Systems, GAMET Technologies, La Quinta Hotels & Resorts, Daylight Software, SynXis Corporation, Westmark Hotels, Comtrol Corporation, Meeting Professionals International, Key2Travel, The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA), The OpenTravel Alliance (OTA), and Interactive Gaming Institute (IGI) and others in the Hospitality and Gaming Industries.

Co-chair of the Interactive Gaming Task Force (IGTF) for the advancement of Regulated Interactive Gaming over wide area networking.  This task force examined in detail all issues associated with networked gaming, particularly the use of Internet and closed loop systems, reporting its findings to the Nevada Gaming Commission.  Chaired working committee responsible for developing guidelines for Problem Gambling in the Internet environment, presented as a recommendation to the Nevada Gaming Commission with the support of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling and other well known leaders within the gaming community.

Worked extensively with the Gaming Standards Association in development of standards for inter system communications.  Committee chair positions with the OTA, AH&LA and NGCOA include managing the development of standards for the hospitality and golf industries.  These standards are published as part of the OpenTravel Alliance specifications.

Acting Chief Technology Officer for Key2Travel, responsible for all development and technical issues of this e-commerce startup.

Projects include systems design, project management, product evaluations, vendor/client relations and product research.

September 1997 - August 1999

Consultant/Vice President - Hospitality Product Development
SynXis Corporation :
McLean, Virginia and Denver, Colorado

Responsible for the vision and strategy of the Hospitality Product Division of SynXis Corporation. Created product definition, scope, and direction for a network hosted reservation service, deployed over the Internet. Established product requirements. identified and initiated strategic relationships within the Hotel, GDS, and PMS segments. Negotiated contracts with major leaders within the Travel and Tourism segment. Was an integral part of the team that raised working capital for the Corporation.  Gave presentations to potential investors. Managed entire development team responsible for execution of product development plan, architecture and implementation.  Established business model, pricing and product position within the industry.  Company has gone from $0  to a profitable eight figure revenue per year.

May 1995 - August 1997

Director of Advanced Product Development
MAI Systems Corporation/CLS Software :
Irvine, California/Gaming Systems International :Las Vegas, Nevada

Responsible for the strategic planning of product development and product acquisition for the hospitality division of MAI Systems. Identified, evaluated, negotiated and implemented relationships with third party vendors. Created a management team and procedures to determine the long-term direction of the product. Defined the strategy and development plan for the migration of existing customers to future products. Created a middleware solution to extend the useful life of the legacy products. Met with customers, vendors, employees, managers and securities analysts as the spokesperson for the future direction of the company’s products.

Responsibilities included the restructuring of the development department of the Gaming Systems International (GSI) division of MAI Systems. These duties included identification of procedural deficiencies, implementation of programming standards, documentation, quality assurance and technical sales support for products related to the Gaming Industry, as well as working closely with hardware design and development.

September 1990 - May 1995

Software Development and consulting
Self-employed dba Geoghegan Associates : Steamboat Springs,
Colorado & Las Vegas, Nevada

Responsible for the sales, design, development and implementation of reservation systems and property management systems. Created the first central reservation system in Switzerland. Created the property management and player information system for a Las Vegas Hotel Casino. The central reservation product was purchased by Reservation Technologies, of which I became a shareholder and officer. Managed the project for the implementation and development of a central reservation system for the Province of British Columbia in Canada, including Whistler/Blackcomb.

 

September 1985 - September 1990

Founder, President, and CEO
Class V Projects, Inc. :
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Owner of software development company specializing in destination resort central reservation systems and property management systems. Responsible for the central reservation which became the industry standard for most major ski areas in North America, including Steamboat Springs, Aspen, Vail, Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Deer Valley, Winter Park, Purgatory, Telluride, Mt. Bachelor, and Whistler.

April 1984 - September 1995

Co-founder, Co-owner and President
Action Software Corporation :
Eugene, Oregon

Founded company that specialized in property management and central reservation systems. The property management system was selected by AT&T for nationwide distribution. Co-developed the central reservation system for the Radisson Hotel Chain. Developed the Steamboat Springs Chamber Central Reservation System.

July 1979 - April 1984

Co-Founder, Co-owner and President
Advantage One, Inc. :
Marina del Rey, California

Managed software development company that specialized in manufacturing and distribution systems. Installed systems throughout the United States. The software package was developed using an enhanced basic language and the OASIS (now THEOS) operating system. Business was sold to allow the founding of Action Software Corporation.

 

EDUCATION

06/63 - 06/67
United States Air Force Academy: Colorado Springs, Colorado
BS - International Affairs
Economics and Political Science with heavy science and math requirements
09/62 - 06/63
Rutgers University: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Mathematics & Science curriculum
 

CAPABILITIES

Take a project from initiation to completion.
Coordinate research and development activities
Communicate information clearly and accurately
Schedule and supervise workforce
Motivate and influence others
Prepare budgets and financial forecasts
Solve problems in creative ways
Speak to large or small groups with confidence
Work closely with others on a team

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Taken numerous projects from RFP stage through to completion of installation and training.
Invited to participate in Industry Standards advisory committees (ITC, HITIS, WHIS & OTA)
Served as the Chairman for HITIS Central Reservations Technical Committee, OTA Hotel Work Group, OTA Golf Tee Times Work Group
Analyzed competitors’ products

Adjunct Professor for the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Designed, developed and maintained numerous Web Sites, using HTML and other tool sets.

Experienced in UNIX, DOS, and Windows environments, including managing development projects in all environments. Familiar with Visual Basic, Access, and other windows development tools. Good understanding of Fourth Generation Language development facilities, Object Oriented Analysis techniques, Unified Modeling Language, XML and HTML.  Well versed in computer file structures and data base design.