We are a team of seasoned entrepreneurs who also happen to be vacation rental owners and operators. Our vision for MyVR.com came out of our personal frustrations with marketing and managing our own rentals. We started this whole thing as a side project, building solutions for ourselves. However, after talking to some other frustrated vacation rental owners, we quickly realized that we're not alone, so we decided to roll out our solutions to help others, as well!
Jonathan Murray - CEO
Before starting MyVR, he co-founded Lift Media (acquired), a lead generation company that worked with clients like American Express, Netflix, and Fandango. He started MyVR after being frustrated with setting up his own Sonoma cottage as a vacation rental. He studied engineering at Bucknell University and received his MBA from Stanford University.
Favorite Vacation Spots: New Orleans, Hawaii, and Ireland
Mike Stachowiak - CTO
He's a serial technology entrepreneur and owner of a Lake Tahoe vacation rental. Before MyVR, he co-founded two other companies, Lift Media (acquired) and 4INFO ($70M+ raised), a leading mobile ad network. His lead generation and technology experience has helped him find innovative ways to make vacation rental marketing easier. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan with a degree in computer engineering.
Favorite Vacation Spots: Lake Tahoe, Munich, and Virgin Gorda, BVI
Markus Nordvik - CPO
Formerly Markus was the Co-founder and VP of Engineering at 4INFO, one of the largest mobile ad companies. He received his BS degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. Markus is an avid traveler, having globetrotted to Mozambique, Barcelona, Norway, Istanbul, and Bermuda.
Favorite Vacation Spots: Barcelona, Chicago, and Istanbul, Turkey
Jesse Kasky - Sr Software Engineer
He wrote his first piece of software when he was 9, and has not stopped since. Previously, he was at Google and Microsoft.
Favorite Vacation Spots: Big Island HI, Costa Rica
Tristan Brotherton - Product Design / UX Engineer
Tactician who loves to build great products. Tristan specializes in designing products from the ground up, honing his craft at numerous startups over the past decade.
Favorite Vacation Spots: India, Eastern Europe, Anything that floats.
Christina Klopp - Product Manager
She is a passionate, forward thinker who thrives in working in fast-paced, high performance environments. Before starting at MyVR, Christina worked for real estate software companies, Yardi and Realpage. Christina works closely with the engineering team - translating customer needs into implementation strategies.
Favorite Vacation Spots: Lake Tahoe, Santa Barbara, Kauai
Bill Zeller - Software Engineer
He left a 7 year career as a litigator in 2013 to pursue the more interesting problems presented by coding, surfing and traveling in South America.
Favorite Vacation Spots: Pichilemu, Chile; Florence, Italy
CJ Avilla - Sr Software Engineer
CJ meant it when he set out to learn the full stack. In 2011 he deployed to Afghanistan and built a network for 50,000 subscribers over satellite, fiber, radio and microwave for the Army, all from scratch. In his past lives CJ has written code to track insider trading and to program liquid-handling robots.
Favorite Vacation Spots: Reno, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe
Tyler Hansen - Software Engineer
He studied Electrical Engineering and Mathematics at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and has the largest stack of books in the office.
Favorite Vacation Spots: Valencia, Point Reyes, Virginia Beach
Danny Eiden - Software Engineer
As a software engineer with an interdisciplinary mind, Danny uses his knowledge of product management and design to inform every line of code he writes. He graduated from Northwestern University summa cum laude with a BS in computer engineering and has been working for MyVR ever since.
Favorite Vacation Spots: Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Paris
Garth Petal - Customer Success Manager
Actor, musician, renaissance man and mensch. Garth makes your day better by looking after Support here at MyVR.
Favorite Vacation Spots: Florida
MyVR is thankful to have some of the best and most helpful angel investors out there. We couldn't do it without them. The long list include awesome folks like Y Combinator, SV Angel, Chris Dixon, Alex Rampell, Paul Buchheit, Clem Bason, and Ben Boyer. MyVR is a graduate of the Y Combinator program.