Scott Breon, chief analytics officer and head of revenue at Vacasa, is leaving his position at the company, according to insider sources.
Scott began with the company in 2013 as product analytics manager and, in 2014, took on the role of chief strategy officer. He was instrumental in creating and implementing Vacasa’s distribution strategy and its proprietary revenue management technology. He also worked closely with Google to become the only property management company with a direct connection to Google’s new vacation rental platform. Breon will remain as an advisor to Vacasa.
The news comes just a few weeks after the abrupt announcement that Scott’s brother and Vacasa CEO, Eric Breon, had stepped down from his role.
Industry observers speculated that Eric’s departure, along with the announcement of former OpenTable CEO Matt Roberts being named interim CEO, was designed to attract top-tier talent in the company’s search for a top executive to lead the company in its IPO.
However, the additional departure of Scott Breon is leading to more questions about the company’s internal dynamics and trajectory.
This is such a common occurance as tech startups mature. It’s a very different skillset to lead a large org vs a startup, and most executives have either one or the other but not both. Nobody should question the “company’s internal dynamics” as this is just a very normal step in the maturation of a business. Congrats to Scott and team for what they’ve accomplished. It will be as exciting to watch what he does next as it will to watch a new batch of executives take Vacasa to the next level.
As a Vacasa employee I could not agree more!
Thanks fo the article! What „internal dynamics and trajectory“ are you hinting to? Could there be a connection to the investors‘ expectations in perspective of the announced IPO? What‘ going in at Vacasa?