Eric Goldreyer and John Banczak founded the Rockcliff Group in 2012 to advise and invest in travel, technology, and consumer products businesses. Goldreyer and Banczak have substantial experience growing consumer businesses, primarily in travel and lodging. As the CEO and President (respectively) of Bedandbreakfast.com, Goldreyer and Banczak built one of the leading internet brands in small, independent lodging. They sold the company to Homeaway in 2010.
Goldreyer graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in business. After graduating, Goldreyer went into account management at Southwestern Bell, with responsibility for multi-million dollar customers including Texas Instruments and Exxon. A consummate entrepreneur, Goldreyer left Southwestern Bell to start BedandBreakfast.com in 1995. He grew the company into a top specialty lodging brand, and expanded its offering through the acquisition of several websites and lodging software companies. Goldreyer sold the company to HomeAway in 2010. Since then, he has invested in and advised several Austin-based Internet startups. In 2012, Goldreyer co-founded The Rockcliff Group to more actively invest in and manage a variety of technology and hospitality ventures.
Banczak was the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Turnkey. Turnkey raised nearly $120M in funding and pioneered the tech-enabled vacation rental space with their patented systems. Turnkey was acquired by Vacasa in April of 2021 where he remains as SVP of Innovation. Before Turnkey he spent 8 years with VRBO and BedandBreakfast.com. As President of BedandBreakfast.com he managed the successful sale to VRBO in 2010. Banczak has been involved in both entrepreneurial and established companies since 1992 including KLM/Northwest Airlines, Accenture, Worldres, Hotwire, & Expedia. Banczak was a board member of Andrew Harper Travel through the sale to Travel Leaders Group, and Advisor to Aceable, and an angel investor in a wide range of primarily Austin-based startups.