Charles Bailey, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder
Charles is one of the original founders of TravelNet Solutions and serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. At the company's inception, Charles quickly led the company to profitability and has continued to oversee 30 to 40 percent revenue growth year over year since 2003. The company's portfolio of brands includes ResortsandLodges.com, ParksandCampgrounds.com, Phonalytics, RezTracker, and VEM Global.
ResortsandLodges.com is the company's flagship brand. Since acquiring the asset in 2003, Charles has led the site's transformation into the leading niche advertising portal for resort and lodge destinations worldwide. Under his leadership, the site has developed more than 2600 advertising relationships and increased the traffic by over 1400 percent. His ability to innovate and differentiate the site's offering from others has allowed Bailey to continually position ResortsandLodges.com as a leader in the travel and hospitality industry.
Prior to starting TravelNet Solutions in 2003, Charles launched 3 successful Internet start-up companies and spent more than 7 years consulting in user-interface design and web development for companies within the healthcare, banking, travel and hospitality industry. He has more than 10 years of professional experience using open-source technologies and is a Sun Certified Java Programmer. Charles graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Ryan Bailey, President and Co-Founder
As Co-Founder and President of TravelNet Solutions, Inc, Ryan Bailey has been instrumental in TravelNet's expansion from a first generation vertical travel site company into a diversified platform company. TravelNet Solution's vertical sites connect thousands of travel companies to it's loyal travel-minded communities that spans 65 countries around the world, with the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia leading the list.
Ryan is responsible for TravelNet Solution's top line revenue across all product lines on a worldwide basis. He also leads sales and marketing for TravelNet’s four product divisions, including the ResortsandLodges.com site - the world’s largest online resort and lodge destination marketplace that connects travel planners with hotels, resorts, lodges, vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts. The ResortsandLodges.com site is projected to generate over $100 million in business for travel companies in 2012.
Under Ryan's leadership, TravelNet Solutions has achieved profitable growth since 2004.
With more than 10 years of experience in the digital travel industry, Ryan has spoken at several hospitality events and advised thousands of hoteliers on strategic digital planning, transient direct marketing, group direct marketing, and analytics.
Ryan attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth before the company moved it’s offices to Minneapolis / Saint Paul area.