- About Us
Inntopia’s innovative solutions provide reservation technology and services to: Destination Marketing Organizations, Ski Resorts, Tour Operators, and Lodging suppliers as well as activity, event, and transportation suppliers.
If you re-sell travel products, want to sell your own travel products, or both, Inntopia has a solution.
Inntopia is headquartered in the destination resort town of Stowe, Vermont.
- Our Values
Each of us comes to work every day looking for creative ways to improve our products, processes, and interactions. We find joy in the creative process, and are never satisfied with the status quo.
We are life-long students always seeking to expand our knowledge of our industry, our customers, our products, and the tools underlying them. We have a thirst and natural curiosity to learn more.
We are proud of our partnerships and constantly look for ways to strengthen and expand our existing partnerships, as well as seeking new ones.
In a nut-shell, we exist for our partners. We will do anything humanly possible to delight our partners. The power of partnerships drives our mutual success.
We are tenacious in our pursuit of efficiency, always looking to streamline our products and processes.
Trevor Crist, President and CEO
Trevor Crist is a co-founder of the Company and a co-founder of its predecessor company, Inntopia.com, Inc. At the Company, Mr. Crist has led the product, technology development, and sales and marketing efforts. Prior to Inntopia.com, Inc., Mr. Crist worked for Digital Frontier, a Stowe-based web development firm. While at Digital Frontier, Mr. Crist led the development of a content management system for CVBs, DMOs, etc., as well as the online reservation system that was spun off as Inntopia.com, Inc.
In addition to his role at Inntopia, he serves on the board of the Central Reservation Association of Destination Resorts, and is a gubernatorial appointee to the Vermont Telecommunications Authority. Mr. Crist is a graduate of Middlebury College.
David Borgendale, CFO
David Borgendale is a co- founder of the Company, where he heads all financial accounting, IT infrastructure, database design and administration and has served as the principle architect of the Company’s commission settlement and payment processing services. Prior to the Company, Mr. Borgendale worked at Unexplored where he was in charge of all IT infrastructure and database administration. Prior to Unexplored, Mr. Borgendale worked for Artec Distributing, Inc. where he started a subsidiary that supplied video retail departments within grocery stores and achieved $24 million in sales by its second year of operation. Prior to Artec, Mr. Borgendale was the CIO of Lieberman Enterprises, Inc., an entertainment software retailer. Mr. Borgendale is a graduate of St. Olaf College and a former CPA.
Jim Lilly, VP Sales and Marketing
Prior to Inntopia, Mr. Lilly was the Director of Business Development for Fuse Marketing Inc., an advertising firm serving fortune 500 clients and niche youth oriented businesses. Mr. Lilly was responsible for developing relationships, creating complex integrated marketing strategies and securing contracts with brands such as Pepsi, Motorola, Eastern Mountain Sports, PRIMEDIA Publications, NBC, Nextel and many others. Previous to Fuse Mr. Lilly was the Director of Sales for Inntopia when it was a part of Unexplored Inc. Mr. Lilly also served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for a technology based publisher in Vail, CO. Mr. Lilly graduated from Middlebury College.
Gibson LaFountaine, Director of Operations
Ms. LaFountaine started her Internet career in 1996 as the lead Project Manager of the Salomon Smith Barney Online Trading system. After the successful launch and subsequent management of the trading program, Gibson joined Inntopia.com, inc.. She again played the role of Project Manager, defining, coordinating and executing both application and product development. Gibson then joined 4Lane Digital, where she produced websites dedicated to serving the unique needs of magazine publishers. In 2004 Gibson moved to Boston MA to join Seven Cycles again playing the role of Project Manager focused on lean manufacturing and new product development. Her combined 15-year experience as a Project Manager in the Internet community makes her an invaluable resource and an ideal Operations Director. Gibson earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont and is a member of the UVM hall of fame for her 2 individual NCAA slalom titles. She was also member of the U.S. alpine ski team.
John Spencer, Director of Development
John Spencer has over twenty years of experience in Information Technology and has been with Inntopia since 2005. Mr. Spencer leads development efforts to expand Inntopia’s integration capabilities to include GDS, PMS, and POS platforms. He oversees the expanding development team which is responsible for fulfilling Inntopia’s commitment to deliver innovative technology solutions to complex business requirements.
Mr. Spencer has management, business, and technology experience in financial services, legal services, health care, and higher education. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont.
Michael Meier, Director Europe
Michael Meier joined Inntopia in May 2012 to manage Inntopia's European office in Zurich. Prior to Inntopia, he was Managing Director of Chur Tourism, the city marketing organization of the capital of Graubünden. Furthermore, Michael has experience as a product and sales manager at USP Touristik, a Swiss incoming tour operator in Lucerne. From 2007 to 2012 Michael Meier was member of the board of directors at Swiss Cities, the Marketing organization of 25 Swiss cities. He has earned an Executive-MBA degree at University of Applied Sciences Zurich and graduated as a tourism expert at University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne.
Inntopia is a leading provider of travel reservation technology to the destination travel market. Inntopia team members share a passion for their work, a love of outdoor adventures and a sense of humor. We are experiencing growth, and are looking to grow the team.
Inntopia offers a great benefits package, flex-time scheduling and highly competitive wages in our Stowe, Vermont office. If you enjoy a fast-paced, fun work environment and think you are a good fit for our team, email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
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