Vacatia Secures Funding, Announces New Leadership
This was quite a week for us here at Vacatia. You may have seen the news that Javelin Venture Partners (and others) have just invested $7 million in Vacatia. They are as excited as we are about our mission to create the first resort marketplace for vacationing families! We very much appreciate their financial support and business expertise, as we strive to make our marketplace continually more useful.
We were also thrilled to announce the promotion of Caroline Shin to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and the addition of Mike Janes as our new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).
Caroline is one of the co-founders of Vacatia, and previous to her time with us, she was the lead website architect at Hotwire.com, she led global CRM and revenue management functions for Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and she was Senior Vice President at Sentient Jet.
Mike has been an advisor to Vacatia’s executive team over the past year, and we're thrilled to have him on board now full time. His experience includes being the first CMO of StubHub, the first VP/GM of Apple’s online Apple Store, and spending 14 years at FedEx in a variety of marketing and product development roles, the last four as FedEx’s first VP of Electronic Commerce (fedex.com).