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News & Press / September 13, 2022

SevenRooms Appoints Lee Saunderson as Head of Sales EMEA on the Back of Rapid Company Growth

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Leading hospitality platform hires former Lightspeed Country Manager to lead market share expansion across the EMEA region 

LONDON (13 SEPTEMBER 2022) – SevenRooms, a guest experience and retention platform used by restaurant, hotel, nightlife and entertainment operators in more than 250 cities, today announces the hiring of Lee Saunderson, former UK Country Manager at Lightspeed, as Head of Sales, EMEA. In his role, Saunderson will spearhead SevenRooms’ sales and growth strategy across new and existing markets. 

Focused on enabling hospitality operators to capture and leverage data across the guest journey, the SevenRooms platform provides robust tools including: reservation and seating management, integrations across POS, PMS, payment processors and booking channels, guest profiles with customisable and automated guest tags, experiences and upgrades, and marketing automation and guest engagement tools inclusive of review aggregation, email automation, and special offers. 

The company has seen a 139% year-over-year (YOY) increase in U.K. reservations booked through SevenRooms and a 173% increase YOY in seated diners across EMEA. This includes the signing of key clients in the market including: Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Harrods, Sticks’N’Sushi, Searcys and The Langham, London.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lee to the SevenRooms family,” said Danilo Mangano, Managing Director International at SevenRooms. “He brings a wealth of experience in sales and a commitment to developing and getting the best out of his teams. Lee will play an integral role in enabling SevenRooms to deliver on our goal to sustain our substantial growth throughout our existing markets and as we expand into new territories throughout the EMEA region.”

“Over the last three years, I was able to get to know the SevenRooms platform following its integration with Lightspeed’s POS systems,” said Lee Saunderson, Head of Sales, EMEA at SevenRooms. “SevenRooms is truly the most dynamic and exciting player in the hospitality space. The technology is best in class, the addressable market is vast, and the vision of the executives is incredible. The potential for SevenRooms in EMEA is clear and obvious. Our restaurant partners see the value that SevenRooms brings to their businesses on a daily basis, and this will only improve as our best-in-class team continues to evolve the product. Plans are already underway to further expand our market share across the EMEA region and I am honoured to be leading the charge into new and existing markets.”

For more information on the SevenRooms, please visit our website.

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About SevenRooms
SevenRooms is a guest experience and retention platform that helps hospitality operators create exceptional experiences that drive revenue and repeat business. Trusted by thousands of hospitality operators around the world, SevenRooms powers tens of millions of guest experiences each month across both on- and off-premise. From neighbourhood restaurants and bars to international, multi-concept hospitality groups, SevenRooms is transforming the industry by empowering operators to take back control of their businesses to build direct guest relationships, deliver exceptional experiences and drive more visits and orders, more often. The full suite of products includes reservation, waitlist and table management, online ordering, review aggregation and marketing automation. Founded in 2011 and venture-backed by Amazon, Comcast Ventures, Highgate Ventures and PSG, SevenRooms has dining, hotel F&B, nightlife and entertainment clients globally, including: Hilton Hotels, Harrods, The Langham London, MGM Resorts International, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Jumeirah Group, Wolfgang Puck, Michael Mina, LDV Hospitality, Zuma, Altamarea Group, AELTC, D&D London, JKS Restaurants, Marcus Wareing Restaurants, Dishoom, The Wolseley Hospitality Group, Live Nation and Topgolf.

Media contact
SevenRooms
Bianca Esmond | Director, Brand Marketing
e: bianca@sevenrooms.com