We’re excited to welcome long-time hospitality industry veteran Bob Milne to Vacasa as our new Chief Operations Officer. Here’s everything you need to know about the industry leader we brought on board to head up global operations and help Vacasa become the most trusted vacation rental manager in the world.
Bob brings it. A VRMA Board of Directors alumni, he’s an entrepreneur with private equity experience who grew his own vacation rental business to over 1,000 units. As president of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America, he managed numerous acquisitions and oversaw operations for more than 9,000 vacation rental units across nine states. He’ll soon be managing operations for a lot more units than that here at Vacasa.
Bob has it. He knows technology is revolutionizing the industry, and he appreciates the opportunities it creates. But as a hospitality pioneer, he believes our industry’s future will be shaped not just by tech, but by the companies who provide the best, most trusted service. That’s why we picked him to champion Vacasa as a service-focused tech company.
Bob wears them. Even when everybody else is looking casual. After a career providing financial assessments and recommendations for some of the hospitality industry’s best-known companies and developers, he’s accustomed to dressing for success the classic style.
Bob sees it. If we continue at our accelerated pace of growth, he says, Vacasa will soon be managing upwards of over 10k units, expanding dramatically in international markets, and be the largest vacation rental manager in the country and then world. We’re ready to take the next step with him.
Bob tells them. When asked why he thinks we hired him, the Steamboat, Colorado native laughingly replies in true Steamboat style, with a mountain reference: “I think Eric saw someone that was twice everybody else’s age and thought Vacasa needed some snow on the mountaintop.”
Bob brings to the table executive levels of the experience, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit we value in all our employees here at Vacasa. We’re excited to have him on the leadership team as we enter our next stage of growth.
Read our press release about Bob here.