Uniguest brings on biz dev chief

New EVP spent eight years with Choice Hotels

Hospitality technology company Uniguest has named lodging industry veteran Paul Payette as executive vice president of business development.

Payette comes to Nashville-based Uniguest, which markets both hardware and software to help hotel owners provide various guest amenities, from R66T Digital Media/OnSite Concierge in Nevada, where he was chief innovation and partnerships officer. Before that, he was senior director of business development at Choice Hotels International from 2001 to 2009, among other positions.

At Uniguest, Payette will seek clients worldwide and help develop new products and services.

"The addition of Paul Payette to the Uniguest team further strengthens our connection with the lodging industry," said John Bearden, Uniguest's CEO. "Paul brings us valuable industry insights, technical knowledge and a deeper understanding of our lodging clients' needs."

A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Payette earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland at College Park and studied business at Harvard Business School.