The People of BookingCenter
Jeff Tweddale, Founder & President of BookingCenter
Jeff Tweddale cofounded BookingCenter, enabling it to rapidly become a leading online reservations solution for the travel industry. Prior to founding BookingCenter, Jeff created the The InternetCorps to deliver innovative e-commerce and e-marketing solutions to such market leaders as Sun Microsystems, Visa USA, and LaserLine. In the early days of the Internet, Jeff served as Product Manager for one of the first Internet businesses, America Online's Global Network Navigator (GNN). While there, he supervised the software development of AOL's first internet programs (email, chat, publishing, etc) while overseeing the service's Web community of more than 300,000 users. Jeff also served as Technical Consultant and Developer at AOL's Consulting Services Group, leading the technical research, development, and implementation of a wide variety of new media projects for Fortune 500 clients. He brings extensive multimedia, networking, and advertising experience to BookingCenter. Jeff holds a B.A. in Telecommunications from California State University at Chico and served in the US Peace Corps from 19911993.
Jeff is a board member for the Northern California Association of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, and a volunteer trip leader at Environmental Traveling Companions. When he's not building BookingCenter, Jeff is mountain biking, kayaking, skiing/boarding, or playing acoustic guitar. Jeff's Photo.
Steve Farmer, Chief Technical Officer
Steve and his crew developed the BookingCenter software in 1992. As President of HTS Software (www.hts.com.au), an Australian software company, he brought over 18 years programming experience, presented software seminars to computer resellers, was manager of the Australian Apple Programmers and Developers Association for two years, and has worked extensively as a consultant.
Steve lives in southern England and has two children in school. Steve believe life is simply too short for cheap wine :-) Steve's Photo
Kendall Mau, CFO, HR Director
Kendall brings 15+ years of financial management experience to the team. He has held the positions of Manager of Financial Analysis, Division Controller, and Corporate Budget Director of a Fortune 500 company; was Co-General Manager and VP of Finance of Silicon Valley FCU in Palo Alto, CA; a Board Member of a SF boutique bank specializing in trade finance; and former HR adjunct faculty member in Golden Gate University's MBA Program. He holds Master and Doctorate degrees in Business Administration, and has worked with 2 other Internet-related startups in Phases 1-3 and 7 mezzanine. Kendall's Photo
Dan Arendt, Sales & Marketing
Dan was a co-founder and has been the Director of Marketing for BookingCenter since 1999. Previously, Dan was Marketing Manager for US-West City Key, an interactive television service installed in San Francisco's top hotels. Dan has helped launched five high-tech startup companies in his 10 years of marketing and public relations work. He has a B.A. from St John's University.
Dan has a passion for rainforest preservation, good music, and Latin American culture. When he's not online, Dan enjoys live music events, surfing, biking, and watching sunsets over the ocean. Dan's Photo
David Martin, Director of Support Operations / Sr. Product Manager
Dave is a managing member and partner in BookingCenter. He came to BookingCenter from the design industry. As a top notch designer for 15 years, he has worked most of his life to make things easier and more intuitive for the people that use them. This focus on the details, and the patience to get it right, have made Dave’s leadership in support operations and product management very effective. He has worked on projects of all size and scope from the Tech Museum of Innovation to Mead - Office Products division, and most recently for Bell Sports, the market leader in innovative, protective gear. Dave has helped establish these companies as market leaders in their respective categories.
Dave has been an avid cyclist for most of his life and when he is not helping our customers you can most likely find him on his bike. Dave graduated from San Jose State University with a BA in industrial design. He lives with his wife and three children to Bend Oregon where the mountain biking is superb and he can snowboard on a volcano. Dave's Photo
Ryan J. Timms, Network Distribution and Special Projects
Ryan Timms is an Online Advocate in the business development office with BookingCenter. He came to BookingCenter after achieving his MBA at Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Arizona. From 1998 to 2000, Ryan worked with the Government of Canada on the Community Access Project, which assists rural communities and SMEs across the Canada úget connectedî to current information technologies. His responsibilities included expanding this sustainable business model internationally. Ryan brings extensive management and technology experience to the BookingCenter team. In his free time, Ryan enjoys rugby, coaching football, and watching sports of all types. Ryan's Photo
Scott Stollman, Online Advocate
Scott is one of our Online Advocates. He works closely with properties to ensure that they are optimally marketing themselves through the BookingCenter Network. Scott's work results in increased bookings for our customers and increased commission revenue for BookingCenter. He also works for the US Environmental Protection Agency in Strategic Planning and has managed hundreds of million in federal grants. He holds a Masters degree in International Affairs, served as a Small Business Consultant in Costa Rica for the US Peace Corps, and worked as a reservation and concierge agent for a major hotel chain. When he is not working, Scott can be often be found playing tennis or backpacking. Scott's Photo
Amy Martin, Accounts Payables and Receivables
Amy makes sure the accounts are paid and the books clean. As a mother of 3 young children, Amy works part-time for BookingCenter. She started her career in social work (which is similar to helping small businesses) and will likely return to helping abused women and children at some poing in the future. For now, know that Amy is a helping hand that has a degree in social sciences from San Jose State University and loves to cook, make crafts, and throw outlandish parties. Amy's Photo
Jason Mispagel, Director of Global Accounts
Jason came to BookingCenter with a sales background in the supply chain management, technology and service industries. Being in solution sales for over 15 years, he has consulted with fortune 500 executives, small business owners, and property managers on how to make their daily work environment and goals more manageable. With a focus on operational efficiencies and his ability to help customers with technology, Jason has empowered BookingCenter Customers and Resellers to succeed in the global marketplace.
In his free time, Jason is out photographing with an empathetic eye the world around him. He also enjoys playing soccer, golf, running in the hills and competing internationally as a highland snare drummer . Jason graduated from Saint Mary’s College with a BA in Business Administration, and he enjoys spending time with his children and wife in the San Francisco Bay Area Jason's Photo
Jason Timms, Software Engineer, Sales and Marketing
Jason came to BookingCenter in April, 2008. He graduated with a Business degree from Acadia University, which was followed by an AIT diploma from ITI. He has been working in the web development for the past 12 years. This includes Voice Biometrics, Canadian Department of National Defense, and with the Insurance Industry. Jason's Photo
Jesse Chieppa, Systems Admin, Quality Assurance, and Customer Care
Jesse delivers systems management and QA dedication to our software and hardware systems. After working for 7 years with Jesse at our Co-Location facility, he became a Partner in BookingCenter. Prior experience includes custoer support, LAN and WAN administration, network architecture, and hardware maintenance and repair. Jesse's Photo.
Rebecca Schaumloeffel, Accounts Receivables
Rebecca is the person our customers work with to keep their accounts current and in order. She's got a great sense of humor, loves working with people, but has a firmness that is necessary when working with our accounts. She works part-time Tuesday through Thursdays, as she fills the rest of her time raising her two little ones, volunteering in their schools, maintaining the general sanity in the Schaumloeffel household, and occasionally escaping for much needed coffee nights with the girls. In Rebecca’s previous life (pre-kids), she taught 6th grade and was the Instructional Director at a K-12 private school in Southern California. In her dreams, she’ll write books while sipping coffee in a serene apartment facing the Eiffel Tower in Paris. But for now, she keeps us in the black! Rebecca's photo.