HomeAway Software announced today that it has named Ryan Hutchings as its new General Manager, replacing Cliff Vars. In this role, Hutchings will oversee support, technology, marketing, and integrations for HomeAway’s software products, including Escapia, V12, and Glad To Have You.
Hutchings joined HomeAway in 2015 to head up marketing for BedandBreakfast.com, and six months ago, he was promoted to GM of BedandBreakfast.com. Before joining HomeAway, Hutchings led marketing for VacationRoost and LeisureLink.
“I am very excited to step into this role and continue working in the software side of the business,” said Hutchings in HomeAway’s release. “It’s an exciting time for HomeAway Software; the company is committed to these solutions and delivering more to our valued customers. I have always felt that if we focus on the customer, we all win.”
Cliff Vars will remain at HomeAway and will manage the technology integration for Pillow and ApartmentJet, platforms which Expedia recently acquired to help grow into urban markets. According to HomeAway, “Pillow makes it easy for multifamily community owners to give residents the ability to list their apartment units as short-term rentals without violating their lease restrictions. Additionally, ApartmentJet enables owners to help visitors enjoy guest suites at their properties. Both solutions enable owners to know exactly who is staying in their buildings and to set limitations on short-term rentals in their buildings, such as limiting the number of total rental nights per year for units or for an entire building.”
“I am thrilled to remain a part of the HomeAway family, and I look forward to staying close to my HomeAway Software roots,” said Vars. “I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with Ryan over the past several months, and have full confidence in his ability to lead this incredible group moving forward. Ryan has the right combination of industry experience, software expertise, and is relentlessly focused on helping customers be successful and grow their businesses.”