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Hospitality Industry Veteran Don DeMarinis to Join Agilysys as Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas

By The Associated Press

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 12, 2018--Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that Don DeMarinis has been named Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas, effective January 15, 2018. In his new role, DeMarinis’ primary responsibilities will be to lead the company’s Americas sales activities, designing innovative sales strategies, and accelerating revenue growth across Agilysys’ vertical industry markets. He will report to Ramesh Srinivasan, President and Chief Executive Officer.

DeMarinis joins Agilysys with extensive industry experience and a track record of success in selling technology and services to global clients across hospitality markets. He previously served as Vice President, Sports & Entertainment, Foodservice Management globally at Oracle/MICROS, and as Vice President, Leisure & Entertainment at MICROS prior to its acquisition by Oracle. During his tenure, DeMarinis led overall sales growth of 30% per year for the Leisure & Entertainment group which is focused on food & beverage relationships within North American-based hotels, sports & entertainment/stadiums, casinos, cruises and amusement parks.

Most recently, he served as Chief Commercial Officer at QikServe, a cloud-based service that enables self-service ordering through mobile, web and kiosk channels, where he led the development of scalable, global, revenue generating channels. In addition, DeMarinis has helped a number of companies, including Gusto and Brolin Retail Systems, build successful sales processes and aggressively grow their customer base.

"Don’s strong background in sales and technology, combined with his expertise in the hospitality industry, make him uniquely qualified for the position of Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas at Agilysys," said Ramesh Srinivasan, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The members of the executive search team seized on Don as our top choice from among the many terrific candidates that sought this opportunity, based upon his understanding of how technology can improve customers’ business performance, his proven track record of consecutive sales growth selling competitive systems in our industry, and his demonstrated success in building and motivating world-class sales teams. I am confident that Don will help Agilysys accelerate our growth in every industry we target.”

“I’m excited to join a hospitality industry leader like Agilysys,” said DeMarinis. “With the increasing demand for mobility solutions to enhance the guest experience, the need for a single view of the guest to grow patron loyalty, and the demands for more efficient operations across the property, Agilysys is perfectly positioned to help take customers to the next level. Exciting opportunities are ahead for the company, and I look forward to working with both the sales and wider Agilysys teams to help drive continued growth.”

About Agilysys

Agilysys is a leading technology company that provides innovative software and services for point-of-sale (POS), property management (PMS), reservation and table management, inventory and procurement, workforce management, analytics, document management, and mobile and wireless solutions exclusively to the hospitality industry. Our products and services allow operators to streamline operations, improve efficiency and understand customer needs across their properties to deliver a superior overall guest experience. The result is improved guest loyalty, growth in wallet share and increased revenue as they connect and transact with their guests based upon a single integrated view of individual preferences and interactions. We serve four major market sectors: Gaming, both corporate and tribal; Hotels, Resorts and Cruise; Corporate Foodservice Management; and Restaurants, Universities, Stadia and Healthcare.

Agilysys operates across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and India with headquarters located in Alpharetta, GA. For more information, visit www.agilysys.com.

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CONTACT: Media

Agilysys, Inc.

Robert Shecterle, 770-810-6046

Robert.Shecterle@agilysys.com

or

Investors

JCIR

Richard Land, Norberto Aja or Jim Leahy, 212-835-8500

agys@jcir.com

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INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT HARDWARE NETWORKS SOFTWARE TRAVEL CRUISE LODGING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

SOURCE: Agilysys, Inc.

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