RedAwning Group Welcomes Josh Baird, Former VP of Asset Management at KHP Capital Partners and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, As Chief Financial Officer

New High-Profile Hire Joins Company In 10th Year of Successful Growth and Will Shepherd Company through European Expansion + First Billion in Bookings

EMERYVILLE, CA — (1/11/2019) RedAwning Group, one of the world’s largest vacation rental distribution and marketing services, today announced the appointment of Josh Baird as Chief Financial Officer of the RedAwning Group. Baird will be responsible for RedAwning’s financial planning, corporate development and strategy, asset management, accounting, investor relations, tax and treasury functions.

Baird is the former Vice President of Asset Management at KHP Capital Partners, a private equity real estate platform where he managed a portfolio of hotel real estate assets for over four years. He is also the former Vice President of Asset Management at the award-winning Kimpton Hotels and Restaurant chain where he worked for 12 years overseeing the company’s financial goals. He joins the RedAwning Group at a significant juncture in the expansion of RedAwning’s divisions including Blizzard Internet Marketing, Leavetown Vacations and Jetstream Technology for hotels and resorts, as well as the expansion of RedAwning’s portfolio of European clients and services. Baird is taking over from John Wade, RedAwning CFO since 2010, who is retiring.

“We are thrilled to welcome Josh Baird to RedAwning,”  said RedAwning CEO Tim Choate. “Josh’s extensive experience in revenue and financial management, as well as hotel real estate and asset management will be invaluable as we expand our distribution, marketing and reservation services for vacation properties in The Americas and Europe.  We look forward to his help solidifying our growth and stability worldwide as we head towards our first billion dollars in bookings.”

“I cannot imagine a more exciting time to join RedAwning,” said Baird. “It is a special company that has positioned itself as a leader in the vacation rental industry. Tim and the leadership team are changing the landscape of the industry and I’m delighted to be a part of it.”

Baird is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where he holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.

Josh Baird

Josh Baird, Chief Financial Officer
RedAwning Group

About RedAwning

RedAwning is the world’s largest branded collection of vacation properties offering a comprehensive layer of solutions and support with every stay, including 24/7 guest and property manager support services, complete marketing, distribution, and reservations management solutions, digital solutions incorporating Google-integrated ads, and a full range of additional technology and service innovations. With over 140,000 unique properties in over 10,000 destinations, RedAwning has served over 550,000 travelers to date and continues to expand on being the broadest single point of access to the largest network in the world for alternative lodging. RedAwning is the leading supplier of vacation rentals to every major online travel booking website including, Expedia, HomeAway/VRBO, Flipkey/TripAdvisor, and Airbnb. RedAwning also operates a number of exclusive vacation property booking websites, including Perfect Places, VaycayHero, TravelPro Rentals, and

RedAwning has been a leading innovator in the vacation rental industry since 2010, with a mission to redefine the customer journey for guests, hosts and managers and to drive new approaches that make the booking experience more consistent, easier, safer and better for all. The company is profitable, rapidly growing, and backed by Silversmith Capital Partners.

Since 2017, RedAwning has expanded its reach and services by acquiring,,, Leavetown Vacations, Jetstream by Leavetown and Blizzard Internet Marketing.

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