DerbySoft Leadership

  • Ted Zhang

    Co-Founder & CEO
    San Francisco Bay Area Ted is one of the Co-Founders of DerbySoft and has been a leader in the hotel distribution industry for almost two decades with 17 of those years focused on hotel distribution. Ted spent years in Silicon Valley where he co-founded the company. Ted currently travels between China and the United Sates where his family currently lives.

  • Feng Ou

    Co-Founder & CTO
    Dallas, Texas Feng leads the company as the technical leader and is a Co-Founder of DerbySoft. Serving over two decades in travel technology, Feng has held engineering roles in Silicon Valley and New York, where he developed one of the first derivative trading systems for Wall Street.

  • Keith Cotton

    Managing Director
    Dallas, Texas Keith is responsible for the global customer satisfaction at DerbySoft and oversees all business operational items and employees outside of the APAC region. Keith started his career over three decades ago at Holiday Inn, where he launched the initial PMS for IHG. Keith later moved onto positions within DHISCO, Pegasus and HBSi before joining the DerbySoft team in 2011. Keith is based out of the Dallas office and travels extensively representing the company both internally at the six different DerbySoft offices as well as externally at industry events, networking alliances such as HEDNA and customer meetings around the world.

  • Duane Overgaard

    President, Connectivity
    Dallas, Texas Duane leads the Connectivity business unit for the company and is a highly effective global business leader in electronic distribution and technology. Prior to joining DerbySoft, Duane worked for Sabre for over 10 years in Sales, Marketing and Partnership Management leadership positions, where he held a track record of meeting and exceeding operational goals. Before Sabre, Duane held positions at Wyndham, Hilton and Pegasus.

  • Ken Nishizu

    President, Marketing Services
    Tokyo Ken oversees the entire Digital Marketing Suite and Marketing Services business unit for DerbySoft. Before joining the company, Ken served in different roles for Hilton International, where he developed a deep understanding for online hotel distribution, digital marketing and e-commerce for the large hotel chain.

  • Loretta Chan

    Vice President of Hotel Solutions, Connectivity
    Shanghai Loretta Chan joined DerbySoft in June 2020 as the Vice President of Hotel Solutions for Connectivity. Prior to joining DerbySoft, Lorreta worked for Starwood, HUBS1, IHG and HRS and brings a rich knowledge of the industry through her vast experience and knowledge. At DerbySoft, she will lead a team dedicated to providing technical solutions for hotel PMS connectivity.

  • David He

    Vice President, Connectivity, Greater China
    Beijing David oversees the connectivity business (Greater China) for DerbySoft, which includes Connectivity for chain and independent hotels. With more than two decades of travel, aviation and hotel experience, David has a deep understanding for the Chinese travel industry. Prior to joining DerbySoft, David held positions with Qunar, Elong, Ctrip and MangoCity. He had a master’s degree from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

  • Michael Xie

    Vice President, Product R&D
    Shanghai Michael Xie brings his background in enhanced technology leadership to DerbySoft’s technical team with his previous experiences in management and technology development with companies such as Trip.com Group. Michael earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from USC and Tsinghua University and has experience with companies of different sizes, stages, cultures and business models. Combined with his experience and technical knowledge, Michael will be the leader for the technical team.

  • Jin Zhou

    Vice President, Strategic Partnership China
    Shanghai Jin Zhou is responsible for the Strategic Partnerships in the Chinese market. Jin holds a Master of Science from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology and brings over 25 years of experience in the tourism industry and IT to the company. In 2003, Jin joined DerbySoft and was successively responsible for the independent hotel’s online distribution products and services.

  • Xia Wei

    Vice President, Innovation
    Shanghai Xia Wei brings many years of experience with technology development to DerbySoft, where he is currently leading a team developing new technologies including artificial intelligence and machine learning. Shortly after joining DerbySoft, Wei created the Marketing Services department and the first version of the MetaSearch Manager. Wei has lived and worked in many international cities, including San Francisco, Boston and Singapore, before settling down with his family in Shanghai.

  • Wendy Xia

    Head, Global Human Resources
    Shanghai Wendy Xia joined DerbySoft in 2019 as the Head of Global Human Resources and Admin Team for the company. Prior to joining the team, Wendy worked for a variety of leading companies and earned two master’s degrees in Psychology and Civil Law. Wendy is also a certified MBTI Trainer, an Erickson Coach and brings over 16 years of experience in talent management, career development and HR management to DerbySoft.

  • Owen Zheng

    Vice President, Architecture and Infrastructure
    Shanghai Owen is the Vice President of Architecture and Infrastructure of the company and has been with the company for 15 years as a long-standing member of the DerbySoft management team. He has over 20 years of experience with technology development and management experience and has influenced many projects for the company with his knowledge, technology leadership and personal dedication. Owen will lead the Architecture and Infrastructure team in building a more efficient technical architecture system for DerbySoft and provide our customers with a more complete platform, service and development.