John K. Hart
John founded StayFaster because the experience of booking a hotel needed a major renovation. With 25 years in hospitality and public service, John is well known as an award-winning innovator within major organizations including Marriott International and the United States Army. His second public product, StayFaster, focuses on the promise of people first. That means the personalization of concierge travel with the capability of next-generation technology.Welcome to the revolution.
Favorite Stay: My honeymoon in Belize. We spent half the time in a jungle lodge climbing Mayan ruins, and the other half swimming in the Belize Barrier Reef.
Passionate About: My family, Nats baseball and soccer.
Tim has 20 years in distributed application development, PCI implementation, web services, and server virtualization including work in hospitality with multiple brands, loyalty programs, multi-billion dollar e-commerce platforms, and global reservations systems.
Favorite Stay: Highlands, NC
Passionate About: My family. Hobbies include taking care of my Koi pond and riding my bicycle.
Over 25 years in hospitality, led Marriott's global credit card operations, helped RBS's credit card processing group establish and grow their US hotel portfolio, led the RBS relationship management team for the Restaurant, Retail and eCommerce verticals, and lead the RBS Payment Card Industry Data Security team (PCI-DSS) responsible for the data security and compliance of 150,000 US-based merchants.
Favorite Stay: Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
Passionate About: The customer experience, Pinot Noir and the Boston Red Sox
Over 25 years as a member of the US military with a deep background in information dominance and data visualization in support of US national security. Extensive skills in international languages and cultures.
Favorite Stay: Boothbay Harbor, ME and Key West, FL in the US. Abroad? The Buddhist shrines at Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan.
Passionate About: Getting off the beaten path and enjoy a diverse world of cross-cultural experiences.
A broad marketing and PR expertise founded in the food & beverage and hospitality industries. From the cult-like following of Jones Soda Co., to the luxury Kimpton brand, as well as experience in a West-coast biotech start-up.
Favorite Stay: Paradise Point in San Diego – if you go, stay in one of the private bungalows on the water. Best views!
Passionate About: Good food, great wine, travel, and my daughter
Results-driven Information Technology Executive with over 20 years experience shaping IT strategies and developing transformative solutions that deliver immediate results and business-process improvements across organizations.
Favorite Stay: Hôtel Les Agneaux in the French Alps at Villar-d'Arène, France. It was a dive - nothing had been updated since the 50's. Our diner included pigeon with the heads still on (eww), but the location was amazing. Outside our window was a tall church steeple built in the 1800's and behind the church was the Alps. The first morning I got on my bike road down the mountain, across the valley and then up Alpe d'huez, and spent the day watching the Tour de France. The next day we watched the race ride right by the front door, and again in the afternoon up the mountain to Col du Galibier - one of the highest Alpine passes in France.
Passionate About: My daughter Piper, cycling, and soccer
With a background at IBM, Vera brings a wealth of knowledge in IT, development and product management.
Favorite Stay: Vienna, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic
Passionate About: Milk chocolate, great products, tennis, salsa and art
Kyle has been working as a graphic designer and site developer for over 20 years, most recently helping to design and deploy many iterations of the Marriott International company intranet used by all of the associates world wide for day to day operations both on properties and at headquarters. Additionally, he has been designing and building websites, album covers and creating his own art and photography over the years.
Favorite Stay: Smugglers Notch, Vermont – Most amazing skiing, excellent lodge and a great group of people up on those mountains.
Passionate About: Music – making it, listening to it. My life has a soundtrack of songs that spans all genres and I am constantly playing something either recorded by someone else or strumming a guitar/programming a synth/tapping a beat on a table in a spare moment. It can make others a bit crazy.