LOS ANGELES, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to expand global sales and further penetrate Fortune 1000 companies, leading global corporate housing and serviced apartment provider, Oakwood Worldwide, has appointed Chris Ahearn to senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. Ahearn will now direct an international sales and marketing force of more than 300 employees. He will be responsible for guiding Oakwood's global sales and marketing efforts that currently generate $600 million in annual revenue, and ensure the firm's leadership position in the corporate and serviced apartment sector. Ahearn hails from FedEx Kinko's where he most recently served as vice president of marketing, products and strategy for FedEx Kinko's Commercial Document Solutions, where he was the driving force behind FedExKinko's new offering "Information Logistics" concept that leverages the printing and distribution network of the FedEx companies to bring value to customers. Initially, Chris was hired as VP of Strategic Accounts for FedEx Kinko's where he successfully built a national, strategic selling organization that grew significant market share of the Fortune 1,000 companies. Under his leadership the team grew in excess of 38% year over year and grew the number of fortune 500 customers significantly. "For over 20 years, Chris has been an astute student of the science of sales, sales process, product development, and marketing. The addition of Chris's extensive background and relentless drive will be a huge asset to Oakwood's sales team," says Howard Ruby, founder and chairman of Oakwood Worldwide. "Chris has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to innovate and grow a business, and he shares my vision for not only expanding Oakwood's corporate housing business, but also working closely with clients to explore different avenues where we can provide housing solutions for all of their short and long-term needs alike to become truly indispensable in this global economy." When Oakwood was founded nearly half a century ago, the corporate housing and extended-stay industry didn't exist. Today, corporate housing and the extended-stay market is the fastest growing segment of the hospitality industry. Oakwood's mantra has always been to "meet or exceed our clients expectations," and as the senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Oakwood Worldwide, Chris Ahearn will carry the torch to continue that tradition of providing incomparable service and delivering a first-class product. About Oakwood Worldwide Oakwood Worldwide is the world's largest temporary housing solutions company, providing high-quality furnished corporate housing and serviced apartment accommodations around the world. Oakwood offers housing solutions for short and extended-stay needs alike with five-star service from a staff of more than 3,000 employees dedicated to serving its clients and guests. Visit www.Oakwood.com for additional information and reservations.
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