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 is currently the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of TurnKey. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BBA in Finance. He began his his career in revenue management at Northwest Airlines, where he was tapped to work for the Amsterdam-based KLM/NWA alliance. After graduating with an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Banczak joined Accenture's Strategic Services group in San Francisco, specializing in eCommerce and strategy for clients such as Microsoft and FedEx. Banczak has been involved in both entrepreneurial and established travel companies since 1998 including Worldres, Hotwire, Expedia. After Hotwire was acquired by Expedia, Banczak moved to BedandBreakfast.com, eventually becoming President. Banczak helped dramatically grow the company's revenues and position the company for sale to HomeAway in 2010. Subsequently, Banczak ran the HomeAway Software for Professionals groups, leading the post-merger acquisitions of Instant Software and Escapia. John left HomeAway in March of 2012 to co-found The Rockcliff Group. Later that year he started TurnKey, raising $70M in funding to build a national, tech-enabled home management startup.