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About Us

Redefining the vacation rental experience.



homes under management

in 80+ U.S. destinations



located nationwide


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Our Story

The vacation rental experience was unreliable.

With millions of properties and tens of thousands of hosts to choose from, travelers stressed over booking the right home for their family and friends.

And with limited management options, owners worried that their homes wouldn’t receive exceptional care without paying unreasonable fees.

So we launched TurnKey Vacation Rentals with a mission to enhance the lives of vacation rental owners and travelers by offering a consistent and reliable vacation rental experience.


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Careers at TurnKey

At TurnKey you can unlock your career potential. Our teams work together to develop new technologies, provide incomparable service and transform an entire industry. In other words, we work smart, grow fast and win together.

• Generous PTO
• Competitive salaries
• Employee stock options
• 401k for all full-time employees
• World-class hospitality training
• Discounts on stays at TurnKey properties


John Banczak


John co-founded TurnKey with T.J. Clark in 2012 after serving in leadership positions with HomeAway, BedandBreakfast.com, Hotwire and Worldres. As CEO, John’s extensive experience with travel technology has been instrumental in the success of TurnKey and its proprietary technology platform, which automates routine tasks of property management. He began his career in revenue management at Northwest Airlines and KLM Airlines. He continued in travel and ecommerce with Accenture, Worldres, and Hotwire. After Expedia completed the acquisition of Hotwire, he served as President of BedandBreakfast.com, eventually leading the company’s acquisition by HomeAway. Subsequently, he led the HomeAway Software for Professionals group, and the company’s post-merger acquisitions of Instant Software and Escapia. John earned a BBA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

T.J. Clark


T.J. co-founded TurnKey Vacation Rentals with John Banczak in 2012 with the vision of using technology to provide homeowners and their guests with the consistent, high-end experience of a fine hotel in one-of-a-kind vacation rentals. As President, T.J. leads the development of major partnerships and new vacation rental offerings, as well as the productization of TurnKey's proprietary technology platform, GuestWorks. His career in travel began in 2000 as part of the Hotwire.com start-up team, helping it become the fourth-ranked U.S. online travel company within two years of operation. After its acquisition by IAC/InterActiveCorp, T.J. became their VP of Operations overseeing teams across 65+ internet brands, including Expedia and Hotels.com. He then served as President & CEO of Limos.com, the largest online marketplace for corporate limousine/black car services. T.J. earned his JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and a BS from the University of Notre Dame.

Jen Ford


In her role as Chief Commercial Officer and CFO, Jen operationalizes the strategic vision of the CEO and leadership team to drive commercial success by developing financial plans, cultivating cross-functional alignment, driving key performance metrics, and attracting and retaining top talent. Her responsibilities include overseeing Finance, Accounting, Business Intelligence, Human Resources and Revenue Management, as well as the organization’s strategic planning process. In 2019, Jen received the Woman’s Way Business Award for Product Innovation, and was nominated for Austin Business Journal’s CFO of the Year and Profiles in Power. Prior to TurnKey, Jen most recently served as Vice President of Finance for Snap Kitchen and as Senior Director of Investor Relations at HomeAway, where she led the global investor relations program. During her tenure at HomeAway, the company successfully completed an IPO, raised over $750M in equity and debt, made several acquisitions, and was acquired by Expedia, Inc.

Doug Squires


As CTO, Doug oversees the company’s strategic technology research, development and infrastructure. He joined TurnKey in 2013 after serving as a lead developer at HomeAway. Over the past 20 years, Doug has led the development and architecture of enterprise software systems. This began at the University of North Texas while simultaneously earning his Master of Science degree in Information Systems and developing systems for UNT's medical school. After entering the private sector, Doug designed and developed a credit processing system for finance startup LoanFirst, whose technology was purchased in 2002 by HSBC Finance. Then, in 2007 he joined BedAndBreakfast.com as a lead developer and helped to mature its property management system, RezOvation. Doug continued to develop this technology after the company’s acquisition by HomeAway.

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