DerbySoft Leadership

  • Ted Zhang

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

  • Keith Cotton

    Senior Vice President, Global Business Keith is responsible for global customer satisfaction for Derbysoft. Keith started his career over three decades ago with Holiday Inn where he launched their initial PMS. After Holiday Inn, Keith moved on to positions within THISCO, Pegasus and HBSi before joining the DerbySoft team in 2011. Keith is based out of the Dallas office and represents the company at events and shows around the world.

  • Duane Overgaard

    Vice President and General Manager, Connectivity 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

    Vice President and General Manager, Marketing Services Ken oversees the entire Digital Marketing Suite and Marketing Services business unit for DerbySoft. Before joing 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.

  • David He

    Vice President and General Manager, China Business David oversees the Chinese business unit for DerbySoft which includes Connectivity for chain hotels 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 position with Qunar, Elong, Ctrip and MangoCity.

  • Jin Zhou

    Vice President and Deputy General Manager, China Business 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 One.

  • Pablo O’Brien

    Vice President, Marketing Pablo came to DerbySoft in 2017 and leads Marketing for the company. Pablo has over 25 years of experience in B2B and consumer-facing travel products and a deep understanding of the hotel technology and distribution market. Pablo has an extensive track record for creating innovative programs, campaigns and partnerships that consistently beat goals. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and travels often for DerbySoft.

  • Wei Xia

    Vice President, Business and Product Strategy Wei joined DerbySoft in 2011 after serving roles in large technology companies in both the United States and China. Wei founded the DerbySoft Marketing Service team and developed first its product: MetaSearch Manager. He currently provides the vision for DerbySoft’s innovative solutions and future product development and is based in Shanghai.

  • Drizzt Yang

    Vice President, Connectivity Products and Engineering Drizzt joined DerbySoft over a decade ago and currently holds the title of VP of Connectivity Products and Engineering for the company. Prior to his current role, Drizzt lead the research and development team for the company’s core distributed docking architecture, which earned him a national patent. Drizzt’s main areas of focus are Webservices, SOA, microservice architecture, cloud computing, REST and continuous integration.

  • Wendy Xia

    Head, Global Human Resources & Admin Team 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 masters in Psychology and Civil Law. Wendy is also a certified MBTI Trainer and an Erickson Coach and brings over 16 years of experience in talent management, career development and HR management to DerbySoft.