The international management team of HRS ensures a large branch expertise and a great market knowhow.
Tobias Ragge – CEO
Tobias Ragge was named CEO of family-owned HRS in 2008. Over the ensuing decade, he led the transformation of the company into the world’s leading provider of outsourced corporate hotel management services. Today, HRS has more than 1,500 employees in more than 35 offices globally, serving Fortune 500 clients such as Google, Alibaba, Huawei, Toyota, Siemens and Volkswagen, with sourcing, booking, rate assurance and payment services.
Mr. Ragge’s disruptive approach to corporate hotel program management has made him a leader in the modern travel industry. Corporations and hoteliers engaged with HRS gain from the company’s commitment to transparent working relationships, supported by the world’s largest on-the-ground hotel-facing staff in the top 60 business travel city centers.
America’s Business Travel News Group honored Mr. Ragge as one of the 25 most influential executives in the business travel industry in 2014, 2016 and 2018. HSMAI Europe (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International) named him among the “Top 20” achievers in Europe in 2018.
Frederic Dumoulin - Senior Vice President APAC, Hotel Solutions
Frederic Dumoulin is responsible for nurturing and growing HRS hotel relationships across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining HRS in 2019, he spent almost 20 years in the hospitality industry. He held various leadership positions focused on sales, business development, partnerships and distribution in Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions for AccorHotels. He earned a master's degree in leisure and business tourism from the University of Chambéry in France.
Jonathan Hamblett - Senior Vice President, Americas
Jonathan Hamblett has spent years working on the front lines of corporate travel innovation. He joined HRS in 2019 after serving as VP of Supplier Relationships for BridgeStreet, where he drove company efforts to grow its share of long-term corporate bookings at extended-stay properties. Prior to that, he spent three years as VP of Supplier Relations for Upside, managing commercial partnerships for the startup. Earlier in his career, Hamblett also held various roles at American Express Global Business Travel and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Robert Hornman - Senior Vice President, EMEA
Robert Hornman joined HRS as Senior Vice President (SVP) for Europe, Middle East and Africa in January 2019. A former CEO with experience in an array of industry disciplines (including marketing, operations, real estate and sales), his primary mission is to educate the European hotel community about HRS’ transformation into a global corporate hospitality leader, with an increasing demand for hotel content for a growing roster of Fortune 500 clients.
Mr. Hornman started with HRS after serving as CEO of Ignition Hospitality, a Portugal-based boutique advisory firm to hotel groups, investment firms and hospitality technology companies in Africa and Europe. He was CEO of WorldHotels from 2009 to 2014, a position he assumed after starting with WorldHotels in 2008. He led the upscale and luxury brand to unprecedented growth, building the company’s network to 500+ properties in 65 countries, and new heights for corporate bookings. Before WorldHotels, Mr. Hornman held multiple executive roles with Accor Hotels in Asia and Europe.
Based in Germany, Mr. Hornman is fluent in four languages. He earned a degree in Hospitality Administration Management from Heerlen College in the Netherlands. Mr. Hornman was a member of École Hôtelière de Lausanne’s International Advisory Board from 2013 to 2015, and remains close to the globally-renown hospitality management university.
Veit Fuhrmeister – Senior Vice President, DACH (Austria, Germany & Switzerland)
A recognized European hotel distribution and marketing leader, Veit Fuhrmeister joined HRS in in February 2019 as Senior Vice President of Hotel Solutions for the DACH region. His expertise on the digitization of modern hospitality is vital as he leads a team responsible for delivering quality hotel options to HRS’ growing roster of regional and global corporate clients.
Mr. Fuhrmeister started with HRS after eight years at Expedia, where he served as Senior Regional Director overseeing the world’s leading online travel agency’s growth in countries including Austria, France, Germany, Russia and Switzerland. In a prior role at Pierre et Vacances & Center Parcs Group, a prominent European hospitality organization of eight brands, his leadership in e-commerce sales and marketing drove annual turnover exceeding €300 million. Mr. Fuhrmeister also was COO at Exclusive Hotels in the early 2000s, where he drove corporate and leisure sales for the 250+ European boutique hotel group.
Mr. Fuhrmeister earned his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Hotel & Tourism from the University of Saarbrücken in Germany. In 2012 he completed his Executive MBA via INSEAD in France, earning his certificate in Global Business Management.