Basic Info

Name:
Jon Gray
Contributor Status:
Native AdVice
Gender:
M
Initial Contribution Date:
07/09/2015
Primary Location:
Austin, TX, USA

Career Info

Primary Industry:
Hotels / Hospitality, Technology, Travel / Leisure
Personal Career Headline:
Chief Revenue Officer of HomeAway
Business Description (One-Liner):

Vacation Rental Marketplace

More Business Details:
Online Platform / Web-based Business
:
11-15 years of work experience

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Career Snapshot:

Jon Gray serves as HomeAway’s Chief Revenue Officer, overseeing delivery of global revenue and management of the business development, sales and regional business teams.

Gray is one of the original HomeAway employees, joining the company in September 2004 before it was officially founded in 2005. During his time with the company he has served as director of global marketing strategy and analysis, director of operations, general manager of HomeAway.com, senior director of North American Marketing and, most recently, Senior Vice President of the Americas. He has helped facilitate more than 10 vacation rental site acquisitions. He was also instrumental in launching HomeAway’s marketing strategy, sales and online marketing departments. Prior to HomeAway, Gray worked for Austin Ventures, one of the investment capital firms that has funded HomeAway since its inception. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and an Acton Master of Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurship from St. Edward’s University.

What Else To Know

Your Business's Motto?:

“The whole house. The whole family. A whole vacation.” Vacations are the best time to connect with friends and family to create lasting memories together, and there are functional and emotional benefits to staying in a whole house that a hotel room just can’t provide. There’s nothing like the feeling of being on vacation with all of your loved ones under one roof – that feeling is the reason why HomeAway exists.

One food and drink on earth, what would you choose?:

Shrimp fried rice and iced green tea.

What literature is on your bed stand?:

There is nothing on my bed stand at the moment, but I often read on airplanes. I love Malcolm Gladwell’s books and sometimes read books on management, pricing theory and other business topics. When I want an escape, I read Harry Potter.

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