We know hospitality

NAVIS team members have more than 700 years of combined experience serving the hospitality industry.

Land of biking, boarding & beer

While 70% of us dwell in Bend, Oregon, the coolest little city in the Pacific NW, all of our team members get to live, work and play all over the US.

Land of biking, boarding & beer

While 70% of us dwell in Bend, Oregon, the coolest little city in the Pacific NW, all of our team members get to live, work and play all over the US.

Our fuel of choice

More than 65% of NAVIS team members rely on the many fantastic local coffee bean roasters to fuel their performance.

Dogs vs cats

57% percent of NAVIS team members are dog people, while 34% prefer cats and 3% chickens. Yes, we said chickens.

Dogs vs cats

57% percent of NAVIS teams members are dog people, while 34% prefer cats and 3% chickens. Yes, we said chickens.

NAVIS Leadership

Experienced. Knowledgable. Fearless.

Kyle Buehner NAVIS CEO

Kyle Buehner

Chief Executive Officer

Kyle started as the company’s first sales person and is now responsible for all company business. Under Kyle’s leadership, NAVIS has become the hospitality industry’s leading sales and marketing optimization company. Kyle’s aim is to build an “Amazing Company,” one that blends strong core values with high-performance. He takes great pride in the difference NAVIS makes with our clients, and with our employees, who’ve voted us one of The Oregonian’s Top Workplaces for four consecutive years. When Kyle’s not attending his daughter’s collegiate volleyball matches, he’s outside enjoying Central Oregon’s natural beauty.

Gary Lawrence

Chief Financial Officer

Fueling a fast growing company takes vision. And wisdom. Gary’s financial acumen, cultivated over many years as CFO at BendBroadband, Turnaround Consultant with Hamstreet & Associates, President at Cort Software, and CFO at Orcom Solutions, is helping NAVIS accelerate growth. In addition to leading all things finance, he contributes regularly in leadership, strategy, and operations. Gary graduated with honors from Wake Forest University and earned his MBA from Columbia University. When he’s not working, Gary’s likely standing waist deep in the Deschutes River casting flies for steelhead.

Michelle Marquis

Vice President, Sales

Michelle arrived at NAVIS in 2007, bringing more than 15 years of valuable on-site lodging experience. As former Director of Sales and Marketing at Mount Bachelor Village Resort, she was a NAVIS “power user,” dramatically increasing the resort’s revenue. With first-hand experience leveraging NAVIS’ suite of solutions and services, Michelle leads the NAVIS Sales team with a crystal clear understanding of our platform’s power. She’s also a frequent speaker at industry events such as the Google Travel Conference, HSMAI, VRMA and Preferred Hotel Group. Michelle loves traveling/exploring, big red wines, and being surrounded by family and friends.

Jim Helmich

Vice President, Human Resources

An extraordinary culture depends on an extraordinary human resources program. An extraordinary HR program leads to employees voting NAVIS a “Top Workplaces” award-winner four consecutive years. Before joining NAVIS, Jim dedicated more than 20 years in HR at renowned companies like Starbucks,, and Microsoft. At NAVIS, Jim and his team are responsible for growing and retaining our talented team, and nurturing our fantastic culture – a really big job at our fast growing company. Jim loves the outdoors; he was a sponsored professional rock climber back in the day.

Matt Juarez

Vice President, Operations

Matt’s put his motto “make it so or make it better” to work at NAVIS for two decades and has many successes to show for it. His dedication to world-class service is especially evident in RezForce, our exceptional after-hours and overflow hospitality call center, which he and his team have grown from the ground up to now capturing more than $130 million annually for our clients. Matt also leads our Implementation and Professional Services teams, who help unleash the potential of the people and enterprises we serve. Outside the office, if Matt isn’t training in martial arts, he’s in the mountains fishing, hunting, and/or snowboarding.

Amber Mayer NAVIS Vice President of Product Solutions

Amber Mayer

Vice President, Product Solutions

The combination of a rapidly evolving marketplace and a growing list of innovative solutions mandates someone watch our roadmap closely. Understanding market and use trends, identifying and prioritizing product requirements, and defining the user experience are the responsibility of Amber and her team of Product Managers. Before joining NAVIS, Amber held executive leadership positions at Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Instant Software (now HomeAway), and TravelStorm. She also brings valuable hands-on experience, having served as Director of Rental Management for Seascape Resorts where she was directly responsible for the Resort Vacation Rental Division.

Jeff Robertson

Vice President, Marketing

Evangelizing the NAVIS brand in a way that engages hoteliers, vacation rental professionals and our staff falls to Jeff and his marketing team. Their focus is on simplifying our complex technology solutions into a single, simple message that resonates; then crafting the innovative strategies that build our brand while generating demand and retaining clients. Jeff has more than 25 years of marketing experience in internet technologies, consumer products and B2B services. He holds a BS in Management from Bentley College, an MBA in Marketing from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, and is Pragmatic Marketing Certified. An avid 80’s and jam/funk music fan, Jeff’s always listening or watching live when he’s not in the office.

Brise Carpenter

Vice President, Client Success

The love our clients express for us is due in big part to Brise and his Client Success team. As Vice President, Client Success, Brise leads our Client Advocates, a team of 20 top-notch hospitality consultants with more than 280 combined years of experience; and our NAVIS University and Technical Support teams. Many on his team are former hotel and vacation rental executives and some are MBAs, but all of them know how to best use our solutions to drive more performance and more profit. The hundreds of millions of dollars in incremental revenue they help our clients capture each year is testament to the value they deliver. Brise holds a BA in Business Management and Organizational Leadership from George Fox University and an MBA from Concordia University.

NAVIS Board of Advisors

Tom Gosner

Board Advisor

Tom is the Founder of DocuSign, where he developed the first cloud-based electronic signature service which has grown to a global digital transaction platform used in 188 countries in 41 languages by some of the largest companies in the world. Prior to DocuSign, Tom founded several other companies including NetUpdate and GPSFlight. Tom believes the best way to predict the future is to invent it. Tom Gonser is also currently an Investment Partner at Seven Peaks Ventures in Bend Oregon where he invests in early stage technology companies. In his spare time, Tom enjoys golf, mountain biking, windsurfing and winemaking.

Sanjay Dholakia

Board Advisor

Sanjay most recently served as Marketo’s CMO for nearly five years, leading the marketing department through its worldwide expansion and IPO, helping to scale the company nearly 10-fold. He joined Marketo through the acquisition of social software company Crowd Factory, where as CEO he was responsible for the strategic direction and vision of the company. Before joining Crowd Factory, Sanjay was CMO at Lithium Technologies, the leading provider of customer community solutions. While at Lithium, he helped triple the company’s run-rate revenue over an 18-month period and position it as the category leader. In his spare time, Sanjay enjoys traveling and spending time in the outdoors with his family.

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