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Mr. Butler

Bob Butler

General Manager, Americas, SafetyCulture

Bob Butler is General Manager, Americas, with SafetyCulture, based at the company's US headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, where he leads critical business and sales operations for the company throughout the hemisphere.

SafetyCulture is known as the company behind the world's most used checklist inspection app, iAuditor, an innovative, mobile first product that makes managing safety and quality affordable and accessible. The app, now used in over 150 countries, with more than 30 million audits conducted worldwide and an average of 85,000 daily active users. Before assuming his current role at SafetyCulture, Mr. Butler was Vice President of Growth with the company.

Previously, Mr. Butler served as Vice President of Sales for North America for HighQ, an intelligent work and client engagement platform which unites internal and external teams with social collaboration, secure file sharing, project management and powerful integrations, improving data security, efficiency and productivity.

Earlier, Mr. Butler held the role of Regional Director - Midwest with Medallia, the pioneer and market leader in Experience Management. Before joining Medallia, he held successive responsibilities in the sales organization at Perceptive Software, ultimately serving as Director then Vice President of Commercial Sales with the company. During this time Perceptive Software was successfully acquired by leading printing and imaging products, software, solutions and services company Lexmark.

Mr. Butler began his career in Sales with Cerner Corporation, the leading U.S. supplier of healthcare information technology solutions to optimize clinical and financial outcomes.

Originally from St. Louis, Mr. Butler is a regular keynote speaker at industry and business events globally, holds an MBA and BS in Accounting from Milwaukee-based Marquette University.

Please visit http://www.SafetyCulture.com for more information.

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/company/safetyculturehq/

Mr. Butler can be contacted at +1 913-748-5263 or bob.butler@safetyculture.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.