I am excited to tell you about some organizational changes that keep strong leadership in place to serve you in 2016 and the years ahead. While I remain deeply connected to the Software group and our vision of bringing you the best products and services for your success, I transitioned to a new role as Vice President of HomeAway’s North American business late last year, taking over for Jon Gray who is now HomeAway’s Chief Revenue Officer. After considering candidates both from within and outside of the company, we are excited to announce Cliff Vars as the new General Manager of HomeAway Software.
Cliff’s experience in enterprise software over the past 17 years and his recent involvement in the vacation rental industry makes him an ideal fit for the role. You may have already met or encountered him in person during RezFest presentations, industry trade shows, or perhaps at breakfast seminars. Cliff joined HomeAway Software in 2012 from IBM and previously served as the Director of Products, where he drove a strong set of products and features. I am happy to hand the General Management position over to someone with a proven track record who is already familiar with our industry, our products, and our passion for customer success.
As always, a commitment to innovation, industry growth, and delivering value continues to be the focus for Cliff and our entire organization. I will continue to keep a meaningful connection to HomeAway Software as Cliff reports directly to me in my new role.
Please join us in welcoming Cliff to his new role - we hope you are as excited as we are!
Vice President North America, HomeAway, Inc.