Chief Product and Technology Officer
Deborah Kerr leads the Technology organization for Sabre Holdings, a leading global travel technology company serving the world’s largest industry – travel and tourism. As chief product and technology officer, she oversees innovation, development and delivery of software for airlines, hotels, travel agencies, corporations and travelers, primarily through its development centers in Southlake, Bangalore, Krakow and Buenos Aires.
Deborah’s depth and breadth of technology experience, proven global leadership, and ability to innovate, build, deliver and commercialize enterprise software and services solutions makes her perfect for this role. She has a demonstrated track record of building software products that improve companies’ top and bottom lines, as well as the ability to scale a business from hundreds to thousands of employees. She has spent most of her career building products and solutions and providing services for high-transaction, high-volume businesses – a good match for Sabre, one of the world’s largest transaction companies in the world, processing more than 85,000 messages per second at peak. She also has extensive experience with SaaS environments – which serves Sabre’s high-growth solutions businesses very well.
Prior to joining Sabre in March 2013, Deborah was most recently executive vice president and chief product and technology officer for Fair Isaac (FICO), a leading provider of analytics and decision management technology. Her career includes four years with HP, as chief technology officer for HP Enterprise Services and also vice president of business technology optimization products at HP Software. She also served as senior vice president for product delivery for Peregrine Systems before they were acquired by HP. Deborah began her career with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Deborah is a board member of Mitchell International, Inc. and chairs its technology committee. She earned a master’s degree in computer science from Azusa Pacific University, and she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, Northridge.