The holiday season is a time of reflection, and as we look back over the past year, we are humbled by the wonderful partners we have had the pleasure of working with as 2016 was the year for exciting innovation and creativity. We thank our partners for being open to push the boundaries of digital marketing with us. Our bets paid off, and our partnerships were recognized by the best in the industry with numerous industry awards granted for these campaigns in 2016. Even more importantly, we have built lasting and impactful relationships and driven proven results for our partners’ businesses.
As I personally reflect on this past year, I am proud of the work we have accomplished and the team I have worked with for the past seven years. At the beginning of the New Year, I will be transitioning into a new role at Expedia, Inc. It has been a great experience leading the Expedia Media Solutions business, and while I may be working on new projects within the company, I will never be too far away.
I would like to introduce Hari Nair, who is taking over leadership of Expedia Media Solutions as global senior vice president. Hari joins Media Solutions with nearly 15 years of experience at Expedia, Inc., most recently managing retail operations, brand strategy, marketing efficiency and more for Orbitz and CheapTickets. Before that, he led Market Management in Europe, Middle East, North America and Latin America, overseeing hotel supplier relations and directed lodging strategy and business for Expedia, Inc.
Hari has built his career on creating and nurturing partnerships and has always been focused on delivering solid results. With his broad international experience, and his many years of experience in the hospitality and hotel industry before joining Expedia Inc., Hari is the perfect candidate to take over the Expedia Media Solutions business and continue to drive creativity, innovation and produce results for our partners. Please help me welcome Hari to the Expedia Media Solutions team!
Cheers to a very happy holiday and much success in the new year!