DESTIN, Fla., Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Xplorie has announced an expansion of its executive team with the hiring of David Kornblith and Alex Grigorian, both experienced hospitality industry executives. David Kornblith, who previously served as the Head of North American Sales for TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals, will join Xplorie as its new Vice President of Sales, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge. A key team member of FlipKey, which was acquired by TripAdvisor in 2008, David's experience makes him a perfect fit for Xplorie, which is now one of the industry's most rapidly expanding companies.
"As the vacation rental industry continues to experience a commoditization of its inventory, Xplorie is uniquely positioned to provide professional property management companies with a point of differentiation against their competition, while simultaneously providing a more fulfilling overall vacation experience for our industry's growing consumer base," said Kornblith, "Xplorie is at a critical point in its national expansion efforts, and I am excited to have the opportunity to join a company that is on the path to really changing our industry."
The hiring of David Kornblith comes on the heels of the company naming Alex Grigorian, former Senior VP of Enterprise Technology for Intercontinental Hotels Group ("IHG"), as its new Chief Information Officer. Alex's hiring comes at a time when Xplorie is seeking to leverage new technology to further streamline the onboarding of new partners and to more seamlessly provide guests access to the wide range of Xplorie's complimentary activity programs.
"From a technology standpoint, the vacation rental industry is where the hotel industry was when I first started my career, and I look forward to applying many of the lessons I learned at IHG to the Xplorie technology platform as we find ways to make it easier for guests to access our growing list of property management partners offering free activities with every stay."
Both new hires will join Matthew Loney who was named as the company's President in May 2015. A former attorney at the law offices of Alston & Bird LLP as well as former President and Chief Executive Officer of ACG Pizza Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta based private equity company Argonne Capital, Matthew is leading the company's strategic expansion efforts.
"We are excited about the addition of two of the industry's leading executives and the experience they will bring to our brand. Both Alex and David are essential additions to the team as we embark on our aggressive growth plans," said Loney.
Xplorie, which was once a regional brand, has experienced substantial growth over the past eighteen months and now serves as the industry's leading provider of complementary activities.
"We will continue to look for top industry talent to expand our team as we grow the brand and are excited about the future of both our industry and Xplorie's position within it," Loney added.
Xplorie is the nation's leading provider of free-to-guest activity programs for the vacation industry. Through its network of vacation rental managers and traditional lodging providers, Xplorie's activity programs provide individuals and families with a unique vacation experience by extending, inclusive with every stay, free passes to the most popular local activities and attractions, while also providing its lodging partners with a point of differentiation against their competition. For more information call Adrienne Clark, VP of Communications, by telephone at (850) 337-4502 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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