“Steve possesses a unique understanding of technology and its role driving innovation and growth for the hospitality industry,” said David Millili, chief executive officer of Pegasus Solutions. “During more than seven years with Pegasus, he has helped guide the company and our clients through significant information technology transformations, while also managing complex business development and product positioning initiatives.”

During Lapekas’ tenure at Pegasus, he has finalized a number of major partnerships and licensing agreements. Most recently, he managed the formation of a connection with China’s TravelSky to make Pegasus’ global hotel inventory of nearly 100,000 hotels available for booking in China. Additionally, Lapekas played the primary role in Pegasus’ largest licensing transaction in company history with HP to leverage Pegasus technology for next generation airline and hospitality solutions.

Before joining Pegasus, Lapekas served as the vice president of client services and practice director of Entessa’s Automation Integration practice, prior to which he held various global, client executive and business administration roles with EDS. He also has IT experience from roles with Global One Communications and Perot Systems.

Lapekas received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He was also a three-year letter winner on the varsity baseball team.