RedAwning Welcomes Michael Thorwegen as Newest Director of Business Development

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Multi Award-Winning Sales Director To Join RedAwning Sales Team In Developing Global Vacation Rental Portfolio

Michael Thorwegen is the latest hire to add high-level support to RedAwning team., the only one-stop complete reservations and channel management solution for the vacation rental industry, is thrilled to announce that it has added Michael Thorwegen, former Director of Inside Sales at LeisureLink to the position of Director of Business Development at

Michael brings over ten years experience in business development for vacation rentals, most recently with LeisureLink where he was responsible for developing the department of Inside Sales from the ground up, including creating standard operating procedures and processes for lead generation and qualification. Prior to that he spent six years as Director of Sales at VacationRoost where he led a team of Destination Experts responsible for a 225% increase in sales performance and was a five times “Kudos” Award-winner at the company.

“Michael has proven he is a results-driven business leader with a deep understanding of the vacation rental industry and key skills in client service, team leadership and sales management,” said Sean Raftree, VP of Business Development at RedAwning. “We are thrilled to bring him on at this exciting period in RedAwning’s growth and look forward to him propelling our goal of becoming the number one supplier of vacation rental properties in the U.S. and around the world.”

"With the addition of Michael to our team, we have now achieved our goal for a full team of business development professionals to help us grow our property manager relationships,” adds CEO of RedAwning, Tim Choate. “We are especially pleased that leaders from other companies in our field have all come to RedAwning based on our reputation and the results we have generated for our property managers."

For Michael Thorwegen, the move to RedAwning is “a truly perfect fit.” His time and expertise in the travel industry combined with RedAwning’s proven innovation, technology and standing in the industry makes it an exciting time for him to join the company.

“I’m thrilled to join RedAwning’s impressive team of industry veterans and look forward to becoming an immediate contributor to their success,” said Michael. Becoming the number one supplier of vacation rental properties in domestic and international markets is on the horizon for RedAwning. “The future looks very bright,” he said.


About RedAwning, Inc. is the leader in hotel-style reservations for the vacation rental industry and the only one-stop complete reservations and channel management solution for property managers and owners. With one integration, one connection, one contract, and one commission, RedAwning offers property managers and owners the fastest, easiest connection to the most extensive marketing network in the industry, including and the Expedia Network, and the Priceline Group Network, Airbnb, Flipkey, TripAdvisor, VRBO and the HomeAway Network. The RedAwning solution incorporates a multitude of unique services to managers including key level exposure for all units, 24x7 lead response, renter customer service support and complete reservations and payments management. In May 2015, RedAwning also acquired and TravelProRentals, a complete vacation rental booking platform for travel professionals, further expanding its stable of marketing opportunities for property managers and owners.

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