US: John Banczak has been promoted from SVP of innovation to chief strategy officer at Vacasa, a new role for the company.
Banczak joined Vacasa following the acquisition of TurnKey Vacation Rentals last year, where the served as co-founder and CEO. At TurnKey, Banczak led the development of its patented remote management system, comprising interconnected smart-home devices such as digital locks and noise monitoring devices.
He also led TurnKey’s home clean inspection software, which is currently being rolled out at Vacasa to ensure a standardised cleaning process.
In his new role as chief strategy officer at Vacasa, Banczak will build on the company’s growth plan and lead the company’s corporate development function.
“There’s never been a more exciting time for Vacasa to improve the vacation rental homeowner and guest experiences through technology enablement,” Banczak said. “I am excited for this opportunity and look forward to collaborating with our incredible teams on strategies to take our company into its next phase of growth and efficiency.”
CEO at Vacasa, Matt Roberts said: “[We have] become the industry leader by investing in our people and our technology platform to solve the challenges of vacation rental management and service at scale. John’s extensive travel, marketplace and property management experience, as well as his deep understanding of technology-fuelled scale, will influence our strategic direction and help drive our continued growth.”
Vacasa is a vacation rental management platform in North America, with over 35,000 homes across more than 400 destinations in North America, Belize and Costa Rica. Further information can be found here.