accesso Technology Group, a leading provider for solutions for attractions and entertainment venues around the world, has announced that Steve Brown has returned to the company as CEO, replacing Paul Noland.

The change in leadership is part of accesso’s renewed focus on its strategic objective of delivering revenue and experience-enhancing solutions through market-leading technology.

Bill Russell, executive chairman of accesso, commented on the recent appointment: “We are thrilled that Steve has decided to return to the leadership role as the CEO.  His understanding of the company’s core business along with his vision and passion for Accesso are unparalleled.

“We look forward to working with him as we re-energise the group, our clients and the marketplace and move forward with our on long-term growth plan.”

Brown founded the company’s namesake accesso business in 2008. In 2012, the company became part of what is now accesso Technology Group PLC. From 2013 and 2017, accesso underwent rapid expansion, acquiring Siriusware, ShoWare, Ingresso and TE2.

From 2016 to 2018, when he left the business, Steve Brown served as president and CEO of accesso. Talking about the company’s plans to fully leverage the range of assets within its portfolio and deliver value-enhancing solutions to the marketplace, Steve Brown said: “Accesso has an incredible team of talented professionals, a vast array of innovative technology and a global reach that is unmatched by any other company in our industry.

“I look forward to reacquainting myself with our clients and the Accesso team as we regain the momentum of this truly unique company,” he added.



Accesso Technology Group, a leading provider of premier technology solutions for the attractions, leisure and hospitality industries, as appointed John Guilfoy to the newly created role of chief operating officer.

Guilfoy will continue to drive growth and innovation in Accesso’s constantly expanding portfolio of solutions and clients. As chief operating officer, Guilfoy will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the company.

John Guilfoy has been working in the travel, technology and financial services sector for more than 23 years. He has held a number of senior executive roles at TravelClick, an eCommerce Software-as-a-Solution (SaaS) provider to hotels, where he worked for eight years.

Guilfoy has an MBA from Columbia Business School and the London Business School with a concentration in Management and Finance. Accesso’s new chief operating officer also holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University in New York City, New York.

Accesso’s CEO, Paul Noland spoke of the new appointment.

“We believe that John’s experience in operations and his strength in managing a wide range of teams make him the right choice to help us drive both business and customer success.

“I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to execute future plans,” Noland added.

John Guilfoy spoke of his enthusiasm for joining the Accesso team, commenting:

“I’m thrilled to join the Accesso team and be able to utilise my experience from the travel and technology sectors to help them continue to grow globally.”

“Accesso has an incredible reputation in the industry and the opportunity to continue the upward momentum of cutting-edge innovation is very exciting.”