Alex & Annie Vacation Rental Podcast
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You Can Only Be a Local in One Place, with Casago CEO Steve Schwab

Feb. 8, 2023

Principles, Values and Culture are the Foundation of a Successful Company In today’s episode, Alex and Annie welcome Steve Schwab , CEO of Casago . He shares his unintentional entry into the vacation rental industry and how …

Guest: Steve Schwab

DACK’s Customer Experience Enhancing Solution, with Thomas Schaper

Jan. 18, 2023

IMPROVE YOUR GUEST EXPERIENCE WITH SEAMLESS TECHNOLOGY In today’s episode, Alex and Annie welcome Thomas Schaper, the Head of Product at DACK Inc. Thomas shares his experience in creating DACK as an app that improves the gue…

Marketing Software

CAPTURE IT! The Value of Email Capture as a Vacation Rental Marketing Solution, with Arthur Colker

Jan. 11, 2023

SUCCESS IN THE VACATION RENTAL SPACE ISN’T ALWAYS INTENTIONAL and Arthur Colker is proof of that. Arthur is the CEO and founder of StayFi, and in this episode, discusses how he accidentally fell into the short-term rental an…

Guest: Arthur Colker

The Journey is the Destination, with Luca Zambello, CEO of Jurny

Jan. 4, 2023

Luca Zambello joins us for today's episode to share the journey of creating Jurny, the industry's first MOS (management operating system). With roots in property management, Luca shares how he changed software 5 times - then…

Guest: Luca Zambello
OTAs / Distribution Marketing Software

How a Young Entrepreneur is Re-imagining Guest Experience Technology, with Francois Goello

Dec. 14, 2022

Francois Goello who is the founder of Enso Connect joins us today for an interesting tale of how a terrible guest experience led to him founding one of the slickest guest apps on the market. Francois tells us how Enso Connec…

OTAs / Distribution Marketing Software

How Strategic Marketing and Technology Paved a Path to Success for Casiola, with Dennis Goedheid

Nov. 30, 2022

Dennis Goedheid has built a budding empire in Orlando, that has recently spawned into Miami and Aruba. His entrepreneurial journey began in Belgium, where he learned the fundamentals of marketing and branding which he has a…

Marketing Software Revenue Management Spotlight On Exceptional Property Managers

The Vacation Rental Power Couple: Lance & Elaine Stitcher of Seaside Vacations & Sales

Oct. 12, 2022

Lance & Elaine Stitcher are owners and co-founders of Seaside Vacations & Sales, a premiere vacation rental management company that represents nearly 300 properties in Chincoteague Island, VA and Ocean City, MD. This power c…

Consolidation & Acquisitions Software Spotlight On Exceptional Property Managers

Spotlight on Exceptional Property Managers: Robin Craigen, CEO of Moving Mountains

Sept. 28, 2022

Robin Craigen and his wife Heather had a unique beginning in their hospitality journey that started on the high seas with their luxury yacht charter business. During this time, they developed a formula for creating exception…

Guest: Robin Craigen
OTAs / Distribution Consolidation & Acquisitions Software AirBnB Spotlight On Exceptional Property Managers

Building the Perfect Tech Stack Starts with the PMS, with Terry Whyte

Aug. 31, 2022

Terry Whyte joins us today for an insightful look at the past, present and future of the vacation rental industry, and he shares his candid predictions for who will win the long game in vacation rental technology. Named as p…

Guest: Terry Whyte

Cleaning House on Operational Tech, with Koryn Okey of Breezeway

Aug. 17, 2022

Last week we talked to Matt Loney, CEO of Xplorie about consolidations within vacation rental tech , and one of the areas he projected would consolidate was Operations software. Today, we have Koryn Okey from Breezeway to s…

Guest: Koryn Okey
Conferences & Events Software

Predicting a Wave of Tech Consolidations, with Matt Loney, CEO of Xplorie

Aug. 10, 2022

Today we're joined by Matt Loney, CEO of Xplorie, for a conversation about the current state of guest experience and tech in the vacation rental industry and what the future holds for consolidation between overlapping produc…

Guest: Matthew Loney
Conferences & Events Software Revenue Management

Revenue Managing from the Driver's Seat, with Wheelhouse CEO/Founder Andrew Kitchell

Aug. 3, 2022

We are beyond excited to have Andrew Kitchell, CEO/Founder of Wheelhouse, join us just a week before the 4th Annual Data & Revenue Management Conference. In 2021, Wheelhouse WON the prestigious Innovator of the Year Tech Ba…

Software AirBnB

Get the Full Story Behind Every Booking, with Leo Walton of Superhog

June 15, 2022

Today we’re diving into a topic that continues to grow in importance for vacation and short-term rental managers: guest screening and property protection. Leo Walton is co-founder of Superhog , a company that has streamlined…

Guest: Leo Walton
Mentorship Software

An Authentic Approach to Raising VC Funding, with Hostfully CEO Margot Schmorak

June 8, 2022

Fresh off a major announcement that Hostfully successfully raised $4M in funding, Margot is part of only 2% of venture funded companies led by female founders. Margot credits her success to her ability to lead with transpare…

Leadership & Personal Branding OTAs / Distribution Software

How Planting Seeds Turns into ROL (Return on Luck), with Hostaway CEO Marcus Räder

May 25, 2022

In this insightful and candid interview with Hostaway CEO, Marcus Räder takes us on an eye-opening journey of what companies really learn as they attempt to grow with investment capital. Marcus joins us today as another memb…

Guest: Marcus Rader