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Our Management Team


Ted Zhang


Ted is a co-founder of DerbySoft. He frequently shuttles between the Shanghai headquarters and the United States, where he spends time with his family. Ted has seventeen years of experience in travel distribution as well as years of engineering experience in Silicon Valley. Side note: Ted is the company’s badminton expert.

Feng Ou


Feng is a co-founder of DerbySoft and serves as the technical leader. He has two decades of experience in travel technology and has served in a variety of engineering roles in New York and Silicon Valley as well. He splits his time between Shanghai and Dallas, where he spends time with family. Side note: Feng developed one of the first derivatives trading systems while he worked on Wall Street.

Keith Cotton

SVP Global Business

Keith is well-known throughout the travel distribution industry. He started his career at Holiday Inn where he helped launch their first home-grown PMS and establish their online presence. He moved on positions with THISCO, Pegasus, and HBSi before joining DerbySoft in 2011. Keith is responsible for DerbySoft’s operations outside of China and oversees the Build, Go and Click teams. Side note: Keith grew up in the Panama Canal Zone.

Pablo O'Brien VP Marketing

Pablo O’Brien

VP Marketing

Pablo has more than 25 years of experience in both B2B and consumer-facing travel products. He has a deep understanding of the hotel technology and distribution market, as well as an extensive track record creating innovative programs, campaigns, and partnerships that consistently beat goals.


Ken Nishizu

VP and General Manager of Marketing Services

Ken is the VP and General Manager of Marketing Services for DerbySoft. Before joining DerbySoft, Ken served different roles with Hilton International offering his expertise in online hotel distribution, digital marketing, and e-commerce for the large hotel chain. As VP and General Manager of Marketing Services, Ken now brings his deep understanding and knowledge of the hotel industry to DerbySoft.


Duane Overgaard

VP, Connectivity

Duane Overgaard is a highly effective global business leader in electronic distribution and technology, with a track record of meeting and exceeding operational goals. He is adept at building high performing teams through inspirational leadership, strong talent development, and organizational optimization. Based in Dallas, Duane worked for Sabre for more than 10 years in Sales, Marketing & Partnership Management leadership positions. Before Sabre, Duane held positions at Wyndham, Hilton & Pegasus.

Wei Xia

VP New Products and Services

Wei oversees the technical team for Marketing Services at DerbySoft. He also provides the vision for DerbySoft’s innovative solutions that help hotels navigate the intersection of hotel data and marketing platforms including metasearch engines and social media sites. He joined DerbySoft in 2014 after serving in various technology roles in large companies in the U.S. and China. Side note: Wei is a voracious reader.

David He

VP, China Business Line GM

David oversees the China Business Line which includes Connectivity services for chain hotels, DH6 for independent hotels, and other product and services in China. Prior to DerbySoft, David held various roles at Qunar, eLong, Ctrip and MangoCity. With more than 20 years of travel, aviation and hotel experience, he deeply understands both the industry and the Chinese market. Side note: David’s chosen occupation may have something to do with his passion for traveling!

Jin Zhou

VP China Hotel Platform

Jin has been with DerbySoft since 2003. He currently oversees the team that manages and markets DerbySoft distribution tools for independent hotels located in China including DH6 and DHPlatform. Side note: On weekends Jin is likely to be found hiking a mountain.

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