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Dave Shirk

Executive Vice President, Sabre
President, Airline Solutions

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As president of Sabre Airline Solutions, Dave oversees the world’s leading provider of technology solutions to the air transportation industry. He has more than 28 years of high tech experience across product management, product development, marketing, sales, and general management. His deep experience has equipped him to lead Sabre Airline Solutions to help outpace the marketplace, while continuing to position Sabre as the most innovative technology provider to the airline industry.

Prior to joining Sabre in June 2017, Dave served as president at Kony, Inc., an industry leader in mobile application development. In this position he led Kony’s innovation and portfolio strategy to a top, multi-year leadership position recognized by all major technology industry analysts.  He also drove key digital solution transformations for customers across a wide range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, energy, travel and airlines.

Dave previously served as general manager and vice president at Computer Services Corp. (CSC), where he led the company’s $2 billion software, services, and business process outsourcing division. At CSC, he contributed to the successful business turnaround that resulted in new subscription revenue growth, tripling of net income, and the portfolio rationalization of over 100 product lines. Prior to joining CSC, Dave was senior vice president of industry solutions and chief marketing officer for the Enterprise Business division of HP, a $57 billion unit that included the company’s portfolio of servers, storage, networking, software and services. Dave also established HP’s best practices for industry solutions and digital marketing.

He has also held senior executive positions at Siemens, UGS, Vignette, Novell and Oracle.

A proud graduate of The Ohio State University, Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management. Dave also enjoys auto racing, snowboarding and spending time traveling with his wife and son.  He and his wife are strong advocates of the special needs community.