Gregg Brockway is a Co-Founder and also serves as Chief Executive Officer at Chairish. He also is an Angel Investor. He is a Co-Founder of Hotwire. Brockway served as the Chief Executive Officer of Maker Media. He is a Board Member of TurnKey Vacation Rentals. Brockway co-founded TripIt and served as its President. Prior to Tripit, Brockway served at Classic Vacations and was responsible for driving its future growth strategy, overseeing all operations, and maintaining relationships within the travel-agency community. Prior to Classic, he served as Chief Product Officer of Hotwire Inc. (formerly, Hotwire.com) and led development and enhancement of its five core travel products: airline tickets, hotel rooms, car rentals, vacation packages and cruises. Brockway is one the four founding members of Hotwire. In October 2000, Brockway helped launch the site with the financial backing of six major airlines: American, America West, Continental, Northwest, United and U.S. Airways. Before Hotwire, Brockway founded Brainstormers, a consulting organization providing Internet strategy, partnership and operations consulting. Additionally, he was a director at Hellman & Friedman, a leading private equity firm where he focused on growth investments in technology and consumer service businesses. Brockway also worked at Morgan Stanley & Company in the Merchant Banking Group as a Private Equity Analyst. Brockway is a regular speaker at numerous industry conferences, including TravelCom, Internet World, eTravel, EyeForTravel and others on the topics of travel, e-commerce and revenue management. A former member of the United States Ski Team, Brockway graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is an Advisor at Groupize. He is also a Board Member at Insightly.
Skilled entrepreneur of 20 years with experience from start-up to growth level with a focus on Travel e-commerce & B2B Traveltech. Co-founder of Holiday Velvet, a worldwide vacation rental booking site & Rentals United, an innovative SaaS vacation rental software leader. Currently CEO of Rentals United with a keen focus in making the complex more simple through the use of technology. I've been around the block and back again. Early entry to the vacation rentals sector, I've seen some incredible changes over the last 15 years and Rentals United has definitely contributed to how the market is shaped today. Im looking forward to another 15 years!
Ed is a co-founder and managing partner at Tamarisc Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm that invests in real estate technology companies. Representative investments include SmartCSM, Bevi, Getaway, Omni, and Serraview. Ed was previously the founding Vice President of Business Development for a venture-backed startup that leverages big data analytics to purchase and operate single-family homes as short-term vacation rentals on Airbnb. Previously, Ed worked at Morningside Ventures in Boston, one of China’s first and largest VC firms, where he focused on the biotech and cleantech sectors. He also held business development roles at a Morningside portfolio company that was acquired in 2015. Ed received an MBA from Harvard, an MSc from Oxford, and a BA from Trinity College.
John left HomeAway in the spring of 2012 to help co-found TurnKey Vacation Rentals. He began his career after graduating with a BBA in Finance from Wisconsin in traditional travel at Northwest Airlines. He started in revenue management and was later tapped to work for the Amsterdam-based KLM/NWA alliance. After graduating with an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Banczak joined Accenture’s Strategic Services group in San Francisco, specializing in eCommerce and business strategy for clients such as Microsoft and FedEx. After working at the Bay Area based lodging start up Worldres.com, Banczak was recruited to Hotwire, where he ran the company’s Airline, GDS and Car Rental operations groups. Shortly after Hotwire was acquired by Expedia, Banczak moved to BedandBreakfast.com, eventually becoming President. Banczak helped dramatically grow the company’s revenues and managed the acquisition of the company by HomeAway in 2010. Subsequently, Banczak ran the HomeAway Software for Professionals groups, leading the post-merger acquisitions of Instant Software and Escapia.
A bootstrapping entrepreneur, Anthony started his first company 9 years ago after being fired and rehired twice by his former employer as a General Manager. Learning from his successes and failures Anthony has continued to develop his companies using his personal funds. In late 2014 Anthony saw an opportunity in home sharing and he started an Airbnb business with only 4 properties. After testing the market, he later founded airpads.com a vacation rental management company that takes the work out of vacation rentals for Airbnb hosts and homeowners. In late 2017 Anthony has been working on developing hostie.com, Hostie focuses on supporting other vacation rental management companies. Anthony has been acknowledged by his peers for his ability to create groundbreaking efforts in driving large-scale cultural change that builds organizational effectiveness and propels revenue and growth. Anthony's colleagues consider him to be a true visionary in expansions, critical thinker and problem solver, scalability and fast growth due to his out-of-the-box forward thinking. During his free time, Anthony has worked with Protohack helping younger entrepreneurs reach and achieve their goals by hackathon events and offering problem-solving and scalability options. Anthony also enjoys working with high school students. Anthony is open to offers his time speaking and motivating others in Los Angeles and other Southern California areas.