Areas of expertise
- Business Development
- Growth strategy
- International Markets
- Strategic planning
- Revenue Management strategies
- Dynamic Princing
- Team Building
- Business Coach and Advisor
- Homeaway / VRBO
- Harte Hanks
Introducing Mike Ortegon, a distinguished professional in the global hospitality industry with a rich career journey that spans over 25 years. Currently, Mike contributes his deep-rooted expertise as an Advisor and Consultant, supporting the Vacation Rental marketplace while championing efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Armed with a degree from St. Edward’s University, Mike commenced his professional journey and laid the groundwork for an illustrious career. From the get-go, he demonstrated a knack for sales, marketing, and operations, which would become the cornerstone of his professional trajectory.
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His tenure at HomeAway, now known as Vrbo, stands testament to his leadership skills and operational prowess. Mike first served as the Director of Global Sales Operations, where he led a global team and established a standardized sales process that enhanced efficiency and effectiveness. He is credited for integrating sales and marketing, fine-tuning the sales process, and building a global sales analytical team.
Later, Mike took on the role of Director Global Channel Operations, reinforcing his commitment to building strong partnerships. He successfully managed partnerships with over 100 vacation rental software companies worldwide and led a multinational team responsible for platform integration. His leadership and people skills shone through as he inspired his team to strive for excellence, fostering an innovative and trusted marketplace for vacation goers and hospitality professionals.
Prior to Vrbo, Mike held multiple leadership roles at Harte-Hanks, Inc., where he successfully navigated diverse responsibilities. From advising new strategies to develop BPO activities globally to overseeing customer accounts across various locations, Mike demonstrated his adaptability and commitment to driving business growth.
His stint as Managing Director Australia / APAC and VP Client Services – Demand Center, further solidified his skill set in strategic business planning and consulting, account strategy, team management, and process improvement. His accomplishments in these roles underline his ability to deliver cross-regional global programs in diverse markets.
Mike’s resilience, tenacity, and unrivaled work ethic are fueled by his deep-seated desire to elevate the vacation rental marketplace. His commitment to driving diversity and inclusivity within the workplace is a reflection of his belief in the power of varied perspectives and experiences in shaping the future of the industry.
When he’s not busy strategizing or consulting, Mike is passionate about channel marketing and optimization, travelling, and lending support to startups. His multifaceted expertise and deep industry insight make him an invaluable asset in the hospitality industry.
Today, Mike brings his extensive experience and insights to every engagement, melding his professional competencies with his personal values to drive meaningful change. As a speaker, his ability to distil complex ideas into relatable narratives makes him a riveting storyteller. He stands as an inspiring figure, committed to contributing to the evolution of the global hospitality industry.