Vacasa's new chief revenue officer Mike Dodson [Credit: Vacasa]

Vacasa appoints Mike Dodson as CRO

US: Vacation rental management platform Vacasa has announced it has hired senior executive Mike Dodson as the company’s chief revenue officer.

Dodson is a 14-year veteran of restaurant reservation service, OpenTable, where he served as chief revenue officer.

At OpenTable, Dodson led worldwide business acquisition, growth and retention, and is credited with scaling the company from no more than 800 restaurants in four U.S. cities to 40,000+ dining establishments around the world. Most recently, he served as CEO of Fishbowl, a SaaS-based marketing and analytics solution for restaurants.

Interim Vacasa CEO Matt Roberts said: “We’re incredibly fortunate to have Mike join our executive team. Having worked with him for more than a decade, I have seen first hand his ability to develop and lead a high-performing, results-driven organisation.

“Mike’s unique experience driving rapid growth in a fragmented market is a perfect match for Vacasa,” he added.

In this new role for Vacasa, Dodson will align the company’s corporate development, sales, revenue management and homeowner marketing teams, with the objective of optimising new customer acquisition efforts while increasing revenue for existing Vacasa homeowners.

Dodson said: “Vacasa’s technology enabled platform is unparalleled in its ability to increase revenue for homeowners and provide guests with seamless experiences.

“I see tremendous opportunity for Vacasa’s growth in a rapidly evolving, $100 billion industry that has gone through a remarkable transformation in the past decade. I am thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic organisation, and I look forward to working with Vacasa’s exceptional team,” he added.

For more information, visit the Vacasa website here.

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