MEET THE OWNERS OF VACATION RENTALS BY VACARENT™
Mike and Handan Kugler
With a background in software engineering and 17 years in the hospitality business withHunter's Friend Resort, buyingwww.vacation.rentals was a natural progression. Familiar with the frustrations of homeowners and property managers, Mike and Handan set out to make this directory site everything it should be and much more.
JIM AND WENDY SHERRILL
VAN HORNE, IOWA
Jim and Wendy Sherrill are seasoned veterans of the vacation home rental market with their own properties located in Young, Arizona. Their frustration with the major OTAs and their outrageous service fees led them to be immediate and early investors in VacaRent, LLC.
Marshall is a serial entrepreneur in every sense of the word. As the founder and leader of a Fortune 75 company in the Silicon Valley from 1990 to 2013, Marshall revolutionized the high end rental market for Test and Measurement Equipment. Marshall retired in 2013 and now advises as a partner mentor to the board of VacaRent, LLC.
Mark and Michelle Hendricks do not have a background in short term rentals but they know smart investments when they come along. Within 2 days of discussions both agreed to finance and back VacaRent. Seeing the frustration of so many homeowners looking for a new option to compete was especially exciting for them.
Based out of the Quad Cities, Kalus Enterprises is a dynamic family business with a flair for serial investing. Their portfolio includes everything from renovated banks to art shows. The chance to invest early into a powerful company with an explosively fast website was exciting to them and from day 1 they have marketed this start up enthusiastically to all they can.
KIMBERLING CITY, MISSOURI
Bill owns many vacation rental homes, ranging from Illinois to Missouri to Florida. As soon as he heard of a website being launched that combined "Vacation" and "Rentals" together in the URL, he knew immediately that he had to be a part of it.