GDS and technology supplier Sabre has indicated its intention to grow through acquisition with the appointment of a new senior vice president of strategy and business development.
Harish Mysoré, who has more than 20 years of business development experience, will be responsible for identifying growth opportunities and driving greater value for existing customers.
The Texas-based technology giant, which released details of a proposed IPO last month, said Mysoré will “lead the company’s corporate development team to identify, evaluate and execute mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures”.
Mysoré has previously worked in the technology, healthcare, government services and engineering services sectors.
Tom Klein, chief executive and president of Sabre, said: “Harish has an impressive résumé with extensive global business development experience gained from a wide range of industries including technology.
“He brings a fresh perspective to Sabre and will work with our leadership team to identify growth opportunities and strategies that help us stay ahead and continue providing value to our customers around the world.”
Prior to joining Sabre, Mysoré was senior vice president of corporate development and alliances for TriZetto Corp, a leading healthcare IT software and services solutions provider.
He also spent 16 years at Dell Services (formerly Perot Systems Corp) in a number of different roles including head of corporate development for the company, where he led the execution of more than 18 acquisitions and partnerships culminating in the sale of Perot Systems to Dell in 2009.
Mysoré started his career as an IT consultant working for DuPont Pioneer, focusing on managing large-scale technology projects in Western Europe and Latin America.
He previously worked in the investment banking industry, and has served on boards of several joint ventures and acquisitions.