Mr. Vondrasek was most recently Senior Vice President of Commercial Services at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. A 14 year Starwood executive responsible for all top-line revenue functions for the organization, Mr. Vondrasek led over 6,500 associates with revenue responsibility of $7 billion and was responsible for the industry leading Starwood Preferred Guest program, Global Sales teams, nine Customer Contact Centers around the world, Mobile applications and digital initiatives.
Mr. Vondrasek led industry changing initiatives in Loyalty the last few years including SPG Keyless, Your 24, Delta Crossover Rewards and SPG Pro. Starwood’s most important strategic marketing partnerships were also overseen by Mr. Vondrasek including a co-brand credit card alliance with American Express and music, sports and entertainment partnerships for Starwood’s 9 brands which include Delta Airlines, Emirates, Coca Cola and F1 Petronas.
Mr. Vondrasek joined Starwood in 2001 and his responsibilities significantly expanded over his tenure there. He was a member of Starwood’s Senior Leadership Team and a member of SARF Board (Starwood Associate Relief Fund). Prior to joining Starwood, he worked at Fidelity Investments.
Mr. Vondrasek earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and a Masters in Business Administration from Loyola University in Chicago.