October 23, 2015
Portland, Ore., Oct. 23, 2015 – Oregon Entrepreneurs Network awarded its prestigious Entrepreneurial Achievement award to Vacasa Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Eric Breon on Thursday evening during its annual Tom Holce awards ceremony.
As the CEO and Co-founder of Vacasa—the only full-service vacation rental management platform—Breon has guided the company to achieve a 100 percent year-over-year revenue increase since its inception in 2009. In addition to increasing annual revenue, he has run Vacasa entirely on profits, without the help of outside funding. Under Breon’s leadership, Vacasa has doubled the number of workers it employs each year, resulting in the creation of more than 1,000 jobs.
“Eric Breon is successfully improving and reshaping a fragmented industry,” said a representative from Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. “He was chosen because he has achieved remarkable results in a short period of time and has successfully scaled, creating an impressive number of jobs. Breon exhibits true entrepreneurialism and vision, and is committed to positively impacting the communities where Vacasa operates.”
Eric has demonstrated his commitment to the vacation rental industry through his extensive involvement with the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA), as well as his work as an angel investor in Portland and Boise.
The other finalists in this category were Sadie and Chris Lincoln with barre3, and Bryce Clemmer with Vadio, Inc.
Vacasa is the only full-service vacation rental management platform. Leveraging proprietary technology, Vacasa drives revenue for homeowners and provides a seamless experience for guests. Founded in 2009 and based in Portland, Oregon, Vacasa manages a growing portfolio of vacation homes in 135 markets in some of the most desirable destinations in the U.S., Europe and Central America. In six years, Vacasa has grown from two to 1,000 employees and has achieved a consistent 100 percent year-over-year revenue increase. For more information, visit www.vacasa.ca.