HomeAway Vice President – BedandBreakfast.com
John Banczak started his career in revenue management at Northwest Airlines, where he managed the West Coast leisure markets. He soon became the Revenue Manager for the KLM/NWA alliance eventually working for KLM in Amsterdam as a senior analyst for the highly successful joint venture. After receiving an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management in 1998, he joined Accenture's Strategic Services group, specializing in eCommerce Strategy for such clients as Microsoft, FedEx, and Gatorade. In 1999 Banczak joined Worldres where he eventually became the Executive Vice President of Distribution and Hotel Sales. In 2002, John put his skills to work for Hotwire as the Director of the Airline, Car, and GDS Operations teams as the company grew to become the largest seller of "opaque" airline tickets, outselling its well-established competitor, Priceline. In 2004, John joined BedandBreakfast.com first as the head of Corporate Development, and in 2006 was promoted to COO. He eventually became the President of both BedandBreakfast.com and RezOvation in 2009 during which time he led the successful acquisition of BedandBreakfast.com and RezOvation by HomeAway, Inc. John has stayed on board with HomeAway post acquisition and continues to run the BedandBreakfast.com and RezOvation business units.