Franklin Gentry, CHTP

Franklin is the Vice President of Technology at Centrada Solutions, LLC. He is a Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) with over 10 years of hospitality and hospitality technology experience.

After majoring in Computer Science at Florida State University, Franklin began his hospitality career at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando. His early responsibilities at the hotel included all aspects of Front Office supervision including responsibility for the evening shift of the 1,000+ room hotel.

In 1999 Franklin was promoted into the hotel's Information Systems department and later was named System Administrator for the hotel's Delphi Sales and Catering System. His responsibilities in these areas included support of the PMS software and hardware, maintenance of all technology systems at the hotel, and oversight of the Delphi system. During this time he created the hotel's first intranet site that maintained Departmental Information, Online Paging, and Direct Feeds from the Sales and Catering System via MS SQL.

In 2001 Franklin was promoted to Wyndham's Corporate office in Dallas, TX. His initial responsibility was the installation of 32 hotels on a Centralized version of the Micros-Fidelio Opera PMS. Ultimately, as the Director of Distribution Systems, he was responsible for the configuration, installation, and maintenance of the database and application levels of all of Wyndham International's Distribution Systems.

Franklin left Wyndham in February 2005 to join Centrada to make Technology "simple".


 
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