– USA, OR – Vacasa, North America’s leading vacation rental management platform, today announced the upcoming appointment of Barbara Messing to its board as an independent director upon the successful completion of its business combination with SPAC, TPG Pace Solutions (NYSE: TPGS).
“As we transition Vacasa to a public company, we are in the midst of an incredibly exciting time for our business and Barbara’s expertise will be an asset to our continued growth,” commented CEO, Matt Roberts. “Barbara has deep knowledge of the travel industry, with former roles at both Tripadvisor and Hotwire, and can support our vision for Vacasa to become a household brand in the vacation rental category.”
The closing of the transaction with TPG Pace Solutions is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
About Barbara Messing
Barbara Messing currently serves as the Chief Marketing & People Experience Officer at Roblox and as a board member of Overstock, where she’s helped guide both tech-enabled platforms through various stages of growth. Formerly, she was SVP and CMO at Walmart U.S. and SVP and CMO at Tripadvisor.
“I am passionate about the hospitality industry and recognize the market opportunity ahead for vacation rentals with growing consumer interest. I look forward to bringing my unique perspective and experience in helping companies scale through technology to Vacasa’s board, and also advising the management team as they build a global brand in this space,” said Barbara Messing.
Vacasa is the leading vacation rental management platform in North America, transforming the vacation rental experience by integrating purpose-built technology with expert local and national teams. Homeowners enjoy earning significant incremental income on one of their most valuable assets, delivered by the company’s unmatched technology that adjusts rates in real-time to maximize revenue. Guests can relax comfortably in Vacasa’s 35,000+ homes across more than 400 destinations in North America, Belize, and Costa Rica, knowing that 24/7 support is just a phone call away. In addition to enabling guests to search, discover, and book its properties on Vacasa.com and the Vacasa Guest App, Vacasa provides valuable, professionally managed inventory to top channel partners, including Airbnb, Booking.com, and Vrbo. In Summer 2021, Vacasa agreed to become a publicly-traded company through a business combination with TPG Pace Solutions (NYSE: TPGS), a special purpose acquisition company. Interested parties should refer to the definitive proxy statement/prospectus filed by Vacasa, Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for important information regarding TPG Pace Solutions, Vacasa, and the proposed business combination.
For more information: https://www.vacasa.com/
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