Jonathan “Jon” Albano is Founder & CEO of LodgingMetrics – a secure, cloud-based platform that enables hoteliers to track all of their critical business metrics across multiple properties from anywhere at any time, using a laptop, tablet or smart phone. He also hosts the popular Lodging Leaders podcast, an interview based show providing powerful business strategies for hotel professionals.
For more than 13 years, Jon defined Membership Services for AAHOA, one of the fastest-growing organizations in the hospitality industry, with over 14,000 members owning more than 20,000 hotels that total $128 billion in property value.
After effectively executing 13 national conventions, hundreds of regional trade shows, and attending numerous industry events, Jon is recognized by many as a leading hospitality needs expert in bringing owners and vendors together for mutual gain. As Vice President of Membership, he led the Membership, Education & Professional Development, Public Relations & Communications, and Information Technology departments.
Jon used his engineering background and passion for efficiencies to improve staff productivity and enhanced members’ experience by implementing countless technology solutions, designing custom software, and overseeing the development of multiple websites and mobile applications.
After years of working closely with hotel owners, Jon discovered that there are many “pains” hoteliers face on a daily basis, and in February of 2014, he left AAHOA to find ways that technology can cold solve them.
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