Former Wendy Wu exec joins Celestyal’s management team

[People] Former Wendy Wu exec joins Celestyal’s management team

PIRAEUS, GREECE — Celestyal Cruises has welcomed David Beasley to its team, appointing him as Manager, Contact Center and Business Intelligence, North America.

The Call Center will report to Beasley, as will all Administrative and Group functions, beginning Feb. 12. Beasley, in turn, will report to President Leslie Peden.

Prior to joining the cruise line, Beasley served as Manager, Commercial and Operational Support at Wendy Wu Tours, Inc. (Wendy Wu), where he led the operations and reservations team as well as commercial and pricing strategy. He successfully launched a new reservations system in 2012 in the Wendy Wu New York office, and developed a new quote conversion database that ultimately improved lead management, conversion and quality client documentation output.

“We’re delighted to have David join our growing North American team,” said Leslie Peden, President, Celestyal Cruises Inc. “His appointment is key to the next phase of enhancing trade partner support, as well as distribution growth. David’s experience and commercial acumen will introduce a new level of business intelligence, which will dovetail with the introduction of enhanced business insight systems. I’m confident David will make a significant contribution to our trade-friendly North American growth strategy.”