ARC has named Scott Gillespie its head of analytics.

Gillespie will lead the corporation's new product development and data science teams to grow its data-related products and services.

Scott Gillespie
Scott Gillespie

"Scott's thought leadership, unique experience and blue-chip reputation are going to be valuable assets to ARC," ARC executive vice president and COO Lauri Reishus said in a statement. "Besides ramping up our data-related offerings, he'll play an essential part in our company-wide transformation."

Gillespie is the author of the blog Gillespie's Guide to Travel and Procurement. He is also the CEO of tClara, a position he will retain. ARC's partnership with tClara, a provider of benchmarking services, will also continue. Gillespie will still provide speaking and training services to the corporate travel industry.

Before tClara, Gillespie founded Travel Analytics in 1999. The company was acquired by TRX, now a part of SAP. He started his career as management consultancy A.T. Kearney's expert on travel sourcing.

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