Monday, November 11, 2013

Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Appoints Marc Schwartz Vice President of Consumer Marketing and Brand Strategy, North America

Marc Schwartz, Vice President of Consumer Marketing and Brand StrategyWyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), today announced the appointment of Marc Schwartz as vice president of consumer marketing and brand strategy, North America, effective immediately.

Schwartz will lead Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ multi-channel marketing operations, guiding consumer, brand and e-commerce strategy to support the ongoing growth of the company’s vacation rentals business in North America. He will execute the company’s sales and marketing programs to increase brand awareness, attract new customers and build profitable, long-term customer relationships. He will also influence product, promotion and distribution strategies. Schwartz will be reporting directly to the President of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America, Bob Milne.

“With more than 20 years of marketing expertise, Marc has proven to be an innovative leader, successfully driving a number of marketing transformations,” said Milne. “His experience in building consumer brands, developing marketing platforms and executing acquisition and loyalty strategies will make him a tremendous asset to our team as we continue to grow and strengthen our brand presence in the quickly evolving U.S. vacation rentals market.”

Prior to joining Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Schwartz led multi-channel marketing at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals for the past five years, overseeing marketing initiatives across North America, Asia and emerging markets. He also served as vice president of global brand marketing for Westin Hotels and Resorts, part of the Starwood family of brands, and has held previous marketing leadership roles at Novartis, Prodigy Internet, Publishers Clearing House and Kraft Foods.

Schwartz holds a bachelor’s degree in food science from Rutgers University and went on to earn his master’s degree in marketing from Hofstra University.

For more information about Wyndham Vacation Rentals, visit www.WyndhamVacationRentals.com.

About Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). Backed by one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to more than 100,000 vacation rental properties in over 600 unique destinations worldwide. Specializing in the managed vacation rental segment, Wyndham works closely with property owners to ensure all rentals meet its standards for customer service, quality and comfort. With a diverse and celebrated collection of more than 25 rental brands including Canvas Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Hoseasons by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, James Villa Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Landal GreenParks®, Novasol® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® and The Resort Company® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Wyndham Vacation Rentals delivers distinct vacation experiences, ranging from beachfront condos, private homes, villas, castles and houseboats, with many properties offering kitchens, washers and dryers, maid service, spa and fitness centers, and golf courses. For additional information visit our media center or wyndhamvacationrentals.com. Wyndham Vacation Rentals also can be found on Facebook.

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Christina Markowitch
Wyndham Vacation Rentals
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