Second Round of 2014 IDeaS Cornell Revenue Management Scholarship Winners Announced

Dec 17, 2014

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Ithaca, NY - The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, the world's leading institution for hospitality management, and IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the leading provider of pricing and revenue management, have announced the second and final winners of the annual IDeaS Cornell Revenue Management Scholarship. Currently in its sixth year, the scholarship program is designed to help increase professional development opportunities in the field of revenue management. In this final round of the 2014 program, six hospitality professionals were awarded scholarships based on their demonstrated revenue management expertise and career aspirations.

"We are honored to recognize these outstanding individuals from around the world who demonstrate an exceptional talent for revenue management and a strong potential to impact the hospitality industry," said Vivek Bhogaraju, who leads global strategic alliances for IDeaS. "IDeaS is proud of the continued partnership with Cornell to help advance the revenue management profession and bring the latest tools, knowledge, and resources to the industry."

The IDeaS Cornell Revenue Management Scholarship, supported by IDeaS and Cornell, offers hospitality professionals worldwide the opportunity to earn online revenue management certificates developed by senior Cornell faculty leaders. Throughout the year, twelve scholarships are awarded, providing recipients paid registration for the Certificate in Hotel Revenue Management and the Certificate in Advanced Hospitality Revenue Management: Pricing and Demand Strategies.

Winners of the second round of the 2014 IDeaS Cornell Revenue Management Scholarship include:

  • Certificate in Hotel Revenue Management
    • Karmen Ellermaa, revenue manager: Hotell Euroopa, Tallinn, Harjumaa
    • Mark Ritson, reservations manager: The Commodore & PortsWood Hotels, Cape Town, South Africa
    • Ricardo Castro de Souza, region revenue manager analyst: Pestana Hotels & Resorts, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Certificate in Advanced Hospitality Revenue Management
    • Christian Strieder, director, revenue account management: Preferred Hotel Group, Munich, Germany
    • Giulia Francinelli, revenue and MICE manager: Lefay Resort and SPA Lago di Garda, Gargnano, Italy
    • Justine Chennaux Jeanneret, revenue analyst: Hotel du Louvre, Paris, France

"The Certificate in Advanced Hospitality Revenue Management through the IDeaS Cornell Revenue Management Program means a lot to me and my career," said Strieder. "This will help me gain an even more holistic view of the application of hotel revenue management concepts and practices in the hospitality industry."

"I would like to thank both IDeaS and Cornell University for this opportunity to grow and become an expert in my field," adds Chennaux. "I’m excited to bring this additional strategic revenue knowledge back to my company."

About IDeaS
Founded in 1989, IDeaS Revenue Solutions - a SAS Company, offers industry-leading pricing and revenue management software, services and consulting to the hospitality and travel industries. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, with its Global Technology Center located in Pune, India, IDeaS maintains sales, support and distribution offices in North & South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, Africa, greater China, Australia and Asia. For more information, visit

About the School of Hotel Administration
The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration is shaping the global knowledge base for hospitality management through leadership in education, research, and industry advancement. The school provides management instruction in the full range of hospitality disciplines, educating the next generation of leaders in the world's largest industry. Founded in 1922 as the nation's first collegiate course of study in hospitality management, the Cornell School of Hotel Administration is recognized as the world leader in its field. For more information, visit