Jared Simon is a co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer of HotelTonight, the world’s first made-for-mobile hotel booking app. Famous for giving users the ability to book a hotel in less than ten seconds and four taps, HotelTonight offers the best pricing for last minute deals at top hotels vetted personally by HotelTonight staff and is available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
At HotelTonight, Jared manages all hotel relations as well as customer support and all back-end operations and is proud to be part of the team that is making the world a bit more spontaneous.
Prior to HotelTonight, Jared led partner development and served on the founding executive team at online video production and distribution pioneer TurnHere, with clients such as Intercontinental Hotels, Orbitz and Travelocity.
Jared’s career in the travel industry began in corporate development at Budget Group, which at the time owned and operated the Budget car rental chain in addition to other top vehicle rental brands. From there, Jared joined online travel agency Orbitz, serving on the launch team for the hotel product and eventually taking over as General Manager of the company’s Lodging.com brand. During his time at Orbitz, Jared developed hundreds of relationships with independent hotels as well as serving as Orbitz’s chief negotiator on several chain and connectivity deals. He began his career as an investment banker at Wall Street firm CS First Boston (now Credit Suisse.)
Mr. Simon has a BA from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.