Lanyon is the leading provider of content and spend management solutions to the travel, transportation and hospitality industries. We believe that our people are the reason we succeed. Many of them come from those industries and their knowledge, their focus and commitment is the intangible connection between our customers and our services. We believe in teamwork, innovation, accountability and integrity in everything we do.
Founded by Nick Lanyon in 1984, in London, England, the history of Lanyon is that of a respected neutral vendor of technology solutions to increase the efficiency of the marketplace where corporate travel procurement departments, travel management companies, travel suppliers, such as hotel chains, and the Global Distribution Systems (GDSs) do their business. We help most of the distribution channels in this marketplace.
Lanyon is privately held, self-funded and profitable in each of the last seven years. In addition to our corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas, Lanyon operates a technology, sales and support office based in Thame, London , England. We have thus been able to continue our strong growth both organically, by investing to develop new solutions, and by acquisition.
A substantial part of the intangible capital of Lanyon is represented in its senior management team. The unique blend of hospitality industry experience, operational and financial discipline and vision that each member provides has translated into the success of Lanyon.
Roland Tanner, Chief Solutions Officer
As Chief Solutions Officer, Tanner is responsible for the strategy, planning, and product management of the company and the successful execution of the company's customer-facing strategies.
Based in Oxford, in the UK, Tanner is also responsible for relationships and services throughout Europe. With over 26 years of experience in the hotel industry, Tanner has held senior positions with major hotel companies as well as with hospitality technology vendors. Tanner has specialized in the area of data management, distribution management and product management with roles both in the US as well as in Europe.
He was previously with Pegasus Solutions, Inc. as VP of Product Development, has also held the position of VP of Information Technology with Utell, and prior to that was Global Reservations Director with Forte and Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts.
Steve Cornell, Chief Financial Officer
Steve Cornell joined Lanyon in January of 2013 as Chief Financial Officer responsible for finance, accounting, human resources, recruiting, training and development, and customer renewals. Prior to joining Lanyon, Steve was Vice President of Finance for P2 Energy Solutions based in Denver, CO. As a member of the P2 leadership team, he was responsible for financial oversight including budget and forecast decisions, client negotiations, pricing decisions, M&A integration & support, and overall productivity and process improvement initiatives.
Prior to P2, Steve was VP of Finance for Western Union for 5 years, held multiple finance roles with First Data Corporation for 10 years, and began his career with Frank W. Murphy Mfg.
Steve earned his MBA from the University of Tulsa and a BBA from Texas Christian University.
Alison Galik, Senior Vice President, Operations
As Senior Vice President of Operations, Alison is responsible for overseeing account management, implementation, customer support, and training for Lanyon’s 750+ corporate and 430+ supplier clients.
Prior to joining Lanyon, Alison was Vice President, Shared Services at StarCite where she was responsible for content management, training and customer care, as well as the development and launch of a business intelligence unit. During her tenure there, Alison served as Vice President of Adoption Management Operations, which included overall responsibility for implementations and attendee services.
In 2006, as Vice President of Operations for American Express's Business Travel Advisory Services unit, Alison was part of the management team that led the transformation of eCLIPSE Advisors into American Express’s Business Travel Advisory Services group. Alison also led the integration of eCLIPSE Advisors into American Express in 2004 and was part of the management team that founded eCLIPSE in 2001. Prior to her tenure at American Express, Alison was a co-inventor and co-founder of myTravelbid.com; the first online corporate airline auction tool for small businesses. Alison served in numerous positions for Rosenbluth International, including Vice President, Operations & Business Development for myTravelbid.com, Inc., and General Manager of Product Strategy for Rosenbluth's Supplier Relations department. Alison earned her MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Temple University and holds a Bachelors degree in Management from Rutgers University.
Scott Andriano, Senior Vice President of Sales
As the Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Andriano brings 25 years of sales and marketing experience and 12 years of SaaS executive leadership to Lanyon. In this role, Andriano leads Lanyon’s sales and marketing efforts, focusing on building highly evolved customer engagement strategies to support Lanyon’s current market leadership position and future growth potential, while maintaining the company’s high level of customer loyalty and satisfaction.
Lanyon is Andriano's third role with a high-growth SaaS technology company. Andriano most recently served as the Vice President WW Field Operations of SumTotal Systems, another Vista Equity Partners company, where he held direct responsibility for SMB Mid-Market SaaS Sales, Sales Operations, Solution Architects, Sales Training and Business Development. Prior to SumTotal, Andriano took GeoLearning, Inc. revenue from $1M to over $40M while serving as the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
Andriano earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Iowa.
Jason Ferrara, Senior Vice President, Marketing
Jason Ferrara is responsible for all areas of Lanyon marketing including brand development, communications, demand generation, advertising, promotions, sales support, segmentation, social, and marketing strategy.
Prior to joining Lanyon, Jason worked for Ifbyphone, a voice-based marketing automation firm where he held two different positions, first as Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of Business Development.
Jason also worked for CareerBuilder, LLC where as Vice President, Corporate Marketing, he was responsible for product development, advertising, promotions, e-commerce management, CRM and customer lifecycle/loyalty. Jason’s career began at SPSS Inc. in a variety of marketing roles including Director of Online Marketing.
Jason received a B.A. in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Indiana University. He received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He is a past president of the board of directors for the Chicago Business Marketing Association.
Scott Chao, Director of Strategic Programs
As Director of Strategic Programs, Scott Chao engages with all areas of the organization, working with executives from all divisions including Finance, Sales, Marketing, Product Management, and Professional Services to successfully launch and implement strategic initiatives that improve company profitability.
Prior to joining Lanyon, Scott served as a Strategy Manager for Deloitte Consulting, where he led teams to define new or enhance existing customer and marketing strategies. He has advisory experience across a variety of industries, including travel, software, financial services, and retail.
Scott holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin in Marketing and Global Business, and holds degrees from Duke University in Electrical Engineering and Economics.
Lanyon participates in key travel, transportation and hospitality associations including:
ACTE - Association of Corporate Travel Executives
CHPA - Corporate Housing Providers Association
HEDNA - Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association
HSMAI - Hotel Sales and Marketing Association International
HTNG - Hotel Technology Next Generation
GBTA – Global Business Travel Association
OTA - OpenTravel Alliance
Through such organizations we help establish standards, and we support those standards whenever possible.
Lanyon is closely aligned with each of the four major Global Distribution Systems including:
Amadeus® | Galileo® | Sabre® | Worldspan®
The travel management consortia with whom Lanyon is affiliated include:
- ABC Corporate Services
- American Express Worldwide (includes Rosenbluth Travel)
- BCD Travel (Formerly BTI / World Travel Partners)
- BSI (Formerly Booking Services International)
- Carlson Wagonlit Travel
- Hickory Travel Systems
- DER / DERTOUR
- ehotel AG
- FCm Travel Solutions
- Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC)
- GSM Travel
- International Travel Partnership (ITP)
- JTB USA
- Partnership Marketing Network (PMN) sister company to IAPA
- Sato Travel
- Travelgraphics International/FindMyResort.com
- World Rainbow
- Worldwide Independent Travel Network (WIN)