For more than 25 years David has worked at senior sales & business development positions with several other hotel technology providers such as RateGain, BirchStreet Systems, Pegasus Solutions, and more. Before joining Sceptre Hospitality Resources, Chestler was president of hospitality solutions for RateGain, a leading travel technology provider of reputation management & marketing solutions.
David was the Senior VP of Sales & Marketing at BirchStreet Systems, a leading provider of hospitality industry e-procurement and back office automation solutions that covers procedures from procurement through payment, also known as "Procure-to-Pay" [P2P] technology. Some of their clients include Hilton Hotels' worldwide and Hilton Supply Management, Hyatt, Marriott, Omni, Dolce, Fairmont and many of the largest groups and chains around the world including Avendra, the world's largest Group Purchasing Organization.
Prior to BirchStreet, Chestler was in senior management at Dallas-based Pegasus Solutions, Inc., one of the world's largest hotel technology providers. His roles there included Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development, SVP Sales and Account Management, VP of the Solution Center and VP Global Sales of Distribution. As the leading force in forging Pegasus' relationships with corporate, non-profit and government partners in emerging markets, Chestler played a critical role in supporting Pegasus' expansion globally. He led the company's business development initiatives and worked across the organization to ensure partner and alliance requests were aligned to corporate strategy and priority. His areas of accountability were: sales, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, SBU alliances and affinity programs.
Before Pegasus, David was the general manager of Visual Data Travel Group, a division of Visual Data Corporation (now known as On Stream Media) (NASDAQ: ONSM). Prior to that David served for nine years with Utell International, the world's largest hotel reservation, sales and marketing company, which is now a service of Pegasus Solutions. Chestler was vice president of sales and development for Utell, overseeing $400 million in annual revenue and a portfolio of 1,200 hotels.
David's marketing experience also includes consultative work for Evergreen Enterprises and Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company. Before that, he spent five years gaining advertising and sales and marketing management expertise at a variety of companies including the MCS Group, Dun and Bradstreet Corp., Burger King Corp. and Ad Shop/Smith Winston Advertising.
Chestler holds a bachelor's of science degree from Florida International University. He also attended American University in Washington, D.C. Based in Dallas, Texas; Chestler is married and has two daughters.