DENVER—Today Edison Interactive, a leading content management system for connected devices, announced the addition of Jim Grice, Vice President of Enterprise Partnerships, and Kevin Daly, Director of Hotel Sales, to the team. Both bring a wealth of experience to the organization and will be instrumental in leading sales initiatives for Edison’s in-room entertainment solution, Edison TV.
A former director of sales at DISH Business, Grice spent 11 years overseeing national strategic partnerships, including hotel partners, and also served as director of marketing and revenue for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) where he was generated over $2 billion in sales. for American athletes and hopefuls. At Edison, Grice will be responsible for leading and developing the organization’s internal sales team, generating revenue and supporting the go-to-market strategy. Daly, previously Director of Franchise Development for Wyndham Hotels, was responsible for selling franchises for 15 different hotel brands and building new business. In his role at Edison, Daly will work closely with Grice to expand Edison TV to all hotel brands worldwide.
“Jim and Kevin are both seasoned professionals who see the tremendous value our platform brings to properties; their experience will drive our innovative technology forward even faster as we seek to modernize the way businesses view hospitality television,” said Nick Stanitz-Harper, CRO and co-founder of Edison Interactive. “Edison Interactive is bringing much-needed change to an industry with historically outdated technology and this team has the right vision to integrate our solution into more hotel rooms, improve guest experience and grow our presence in hospitality. “
Edison TV is reinventing the way hotels and resorts deliver content, using machine learning and mobile edge computing to personalize the TV experience for guests. Edison TV is fully customizable and differentiates itself from the competition by helping properties monetize their network of screens by generating revenue through proprietary adtech and offering multiple business models, including consumption-based ones. Edison’s content management system enables properties to seamlessly manage their TV network and provides valuable insights that help brands better understand customers and make more informed business decisions.
“Edison TV is transforming the hospitality industry and I am honored to be part of an organization that uses cutting-edge technologies to enhance guest and guest experiences,” said Grice. “The industry is hungry for modern, simple, convenient and user-centric solutions and Edison has built something that revamps hotel television. I look forward to being part of this organization and its efforts to improve the guest room experience.
Edison Interactive is dedicated to driving change through its unique combination of hardware and software as well as its ability to create complete solutions and design customized offers for each partner property. It aims to collaboratively improve the guest experience through options that encompass multiple new technologies in an easy-to-use manner and set hospitality partners up for success. For more information, visit EdisonInteractive.com.
About Edison Interactive
Edison Interactive is a leading out-of-home (OOH) content management system (CMS) for connected devices in golf carts, rental vehicles, hotel rooms and more. Focused on the digital transformation of the customer experience, Edison is known for its vast network of high-end displays, digital signage and infotainment solutions. The Edison platform provides businesses with valuable back-end insights and management capabilities while providing end users with meaningful content and functionality that can be monetized. With a primarily Fortune 500 customer base, including Verizon Wireless, Avis Budget Group and Yahoo!, EI was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. For more information, visit www.edisoninteractive.com.
Dana Sullivan Kilroy