Spafinder Wellness, Inc. Names Antonio Llanos Vice President of TechnologyLlanos will lead new initiatives and innovation in the company’s mobile and online offerings
Miami, Florida – March 10, 2016 – Spafinder Wellness, Inc.® today announced Antonio Llanos is the company’s new vice president of technology. Llanos will play a key role in guiding the company’s technology vision and strategic planning and be responsible for the management of the company’s information technology infrastructure, including content systems, mobile and ecommerce initiatives. He will direct and execute large-scale projects, assuring alignment between technology, business groups and consumers to maintain Spafinder’s role as the leading wellness resource.
“We are thrilled Antonio joined the Spafinder Wellness team, and he has been instrumental in guiding some of our most ambitious innovations to date. Some will be announced shortly, and all are designed to make the Spafinder brand synonymous with accessible, convenient and consumer-friendly technology in the wellness space,” said Pete Ellis, chairman and CEO of Spafinder Wellness, Inc. “Antonio has an impressive history not just of creating vision, but also of aligning and leading teams to create technology products that truly realize, and even exceed, that vision. I am extremely pleased to have Antonio with us. In a very short time he has proven to be an exceptional choice.”
Llanos joins Spafinder Wellness with over 20 years of technology and management experience, having held various positions within the technology departments at Bayview Asset Management, Florida Power and Light, JP Morgan Chase and All-American Medical. His expertise includes development, application architecture, project management, systems support, quality assurance and release management.
Most recently, Llanos managed the Open Systems team for KLX Aerospace Solutions, a billion-dollar aerospace consumables company, overseeing the implementation of various web and ecommerce systems. While at KLX, he oversaw the spin-off of KLX from its parent, B/E Aerospace and helped launch ShopKLX, a first of its kind ecommerce site for the aerospace industry.
Previously, Llanos was vice president of information technology at All American Medical, where he managed all aspects of IT, and helped lead the implementation of various consumer-facing health and wellness application development projects, including Mel, a daily diabetes tips site, GlucoBingo, a mobile game to help people understand how to manage their diabetes, and Defy Diabetes, a website to support greater awareness of diabetes.
“I am very excited to be a member of the Spafinder Wellness team, “ Llanos said. “It is great privilege to be part of such an energetic, growing company that is the spa and wellness industry leader. We have a fantastic technology team ready to build the next generation of systems for Spafinder.”
Llanos holds a degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he remains active as an alumni leader for the South Florida region. He also holds Masters degrees in Engineering Management from Florida International University, Masters in Computer Science and Bioengineering from Florida Atlantic University and a Certificate in Computer Security from Stanford. An avid runner, he enjoys participating in half-marathons across the state of Florida.
ABOUT SPAFINDER WELLNESS INC.
Spafinder Wellness Inc.® is the world's largest marketing, gifting, incentives and rewards company for the wellness industry and the leading consumer resource for feeling good and living well all year round. With over 25,000 wellness partners worldwide, including wellness travel destinations, fitness, yoga and Pilates studios, spas and salons, plus access to 5,000 massage therapists through Zeel's on-demand massage services, millions of people find the resources and inspiration to keep well every day via the Spafinder Wellness 365 brand. The company's widely distributed gift/wellness cards are available online and at 40,000-plus retailers worldwide, as well as through corporate incentive/rewards programs. Learn more at spafinder.com, spafinder.co.uk and spafinder.ca.