Digital Rez CEO and Founder Ken Lahoda has passed away
February 27, 2015
As many of you may already know our CEO and Founder Ken Lahoda passed away on January 5th of this year. To say the least it caught all of us by surprise.
Over this past seven weeks the Executive formulated a plan and a way forward ensuring the continued growth of the company, safeguarding our loyal customer base and honoring Kens legacy.
Ken Lahoda founded Digital Rez in the mid-1990s and the Company continued to grow and develop in the Camping and small Hotel industry primarily and expanded around the world. Anyone that knew Ken knows that he was passionate about the company and the ongoing development of the software to meet and often exceed the needs of our clients.
RezExpert is the jewel in the crown of Ken Lahodas legacy, a system that is matched by none, secure, robust, feature rich and infinitely scalable. With the next feature set already planned and in development, RezExpert will become one of the foremost cloud based reservation and property systems in the world. The solid foundation that Mr. Lahoda diligently put in place ensures a bright future lies ahead for RezExpert.
With Mr. Lahoda’s passing, former General Manager Kevin Hall has stepped in to the pilot’s seat. Mr. Hall has spent his last 12 years with Digital Rez, not only guiding the office staff and the Technologists but also spending many hours with Mr. Lahoda talking about the future and the direction it needed to be steered. Mr. Hall has in the past been a Director of some of the Digital Rez Corporations and is now the Managing Director of the Digital Rez Group of Companies. Mr. Hall has already met with the various departments to strategize and develop both short and long term development and marketing goals and under this new leadership we expect our late founder’s vision to grow and flourish.
Former Chief Administrator Ryan Best now serves as our newest Director, as he takes on responsibility for Operations across the group, in order to free up Mr. Hall to concentrate on charting the way forward as Managing Director. Mr. Best will be responsible for Administration, Accounting, Taxation, Human Resource Management and Compliance, as well as assisting Mr. Hall wherever appropriate.
With the reorganization of the Corporations, the Board of Directors has also officially recognized Brad Colli’s contribution over the many years of Technology deployment, implementation of coding standards and system security. Mr. Colli has been with Digital Rez for almost 15 years and with that brings many years of experience as we have been on the cutting edge of technology, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. He will now serve as Chief Technology Officer.
Together the Digital Rez team has over 100 years of working in the accommodation industry. From owning/operating hotels, campgrounds and timeshares the management staff have a significant depth of knowledge as to the information required to add value to the software behind the business. Together, we all expect to make Ken’s memory proud as we take Digital Rez to new and exciting places!!
Chairman of the Board
Digital Rez Group of Companies
RezExpert is our product!
With offices in Canada, Barbados and Australia, DigitalRez has been supplying software, support and systems to the worldwide accommodation, camping and charter industries since 1993.
The simple monthly fee also include software support and maintenance. Additional modules are also available for the more complex businesses that need more features
RezExpert is also Mac, PC and Mobile friendly, so no large outlay on enhanced equipment or servers is necessary. Most importantly RezExpert is "out-of-scope" for PCI compliance, further reducing your costs and PCI risk.
Based on a philosophy of providing low cost, real-time systems underpinned by high quality support, the company has thrived and sold to more than 4,000 operations with our previous windows based software, worldwide in that time.
With the introduction of RezExpert we have restructured how we do business. We now have monthly pay-as-you-go plans and no long term contracts (30 day rolling contract).
Please check support.rezexpert.com for quick support questions
Reservation & Property Management Systems
The RezExpert System is a fully hosted Software as a Service, maintained in the Amazon Cloud environment. It has a robust accounts layer for accurate real-time reports and intelligent rate pricing structures to accommodate very complex as well as simple configurations.
Above all, it is easy to train and easy to use with a dynamic, color coded grid interface. For more information visit RezExpert.com
RezExpert provides the most advanced Java, Ajax & PHP grid based property management interfaces in the world to help you manage and streamline your daily tasks.
Our hosted solution saves large Capex outlay on servers and software. There is no software to install or server licensing to purchase (unless you want your own private cloud environment).
This is the sensible low cost, yet feature rich, solution to help you make the sensible buying decision. Read More Here...
The Worlds Most Advanced Dynamic Color Coded Grid Interface
- Color coded reservations
- Dynamic video training strip
- Draw a booking on the grid
- Easy check-in from the grid
- At-a-glance availability
- One click in-house client lists
- Go to any time in the future or Past
- One click – access “due to checkout” or
- One click – access “due to checkin" list
- View availability by unit type .. Or
- View availability by each unit
- Fully hosted web based solution
- Unlimited users
- Access from anywhere with Internet connection
New Techincal Support Website Launched
We are proud to announce the launch of our new support website at http://support.rezexpert.com. There is extensive information about RezExpert including tips & tricks, best practices and standard operating procedures regarding the software.
You can watch videos, view and print PDF documents and search for specific information. Soon you will be able to watch webinars and send screen capture videos of any issues you are having directly from your browser. We are also implementing a new SMS feature which will allow you to receive SMS messages instantly when system updates are imminent
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