Brent is a technology start-up veteran. Brent has grown organizations from “one man and a
business plan” to over forty-five employees while simultaneously raising nearly $6 million in
venture funding from angel and institutional investors.
During his 10 year tenure as the owner of a small resort in Holland, Michigan, Brent learned first hand the challenges of remotely managing and marketing vacation rentals. This experience directly led to the develop and launch of Lodgix.com in 2008.
Brent honed his marketing skills within the IBM ThinkPad organization. While at IBM, Brent was a member of the project development team responsible for launching and marketing the ThinkPad iSeries®, a line of notebook computers designed specifically for consumers and small business owners.
Brent has his MBA from the University of Notre Dame and enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters at their home in State Road, North Carolina. He is an avid Notre Dame football fan and loves to work outdoors in any capacity.
Hugo is a Senior Software Engineer with an extensive experience
developing in multiple languages, frameworks and operating systems. Over the last years, he
has been fully dedicated to all facets of Python / Django software development including
architecture, design, implementation, deployment and maintenance.
Hugo has a degree in Computer Science from IPL University, specializing in computer languages and network protocols and has a strong interest in engineering and computer security.
Other interests include operating systems, electronics and almost anything related to information technology. When he isn’t glued to a computer screen, he spends time with his family and friends and enjoys hiking and fishing.
Alex is a Senior Software Engineer responsible for all facets of Lodgix development. His core
competencies include Linux (CentOS, Amazon Linux), Database design, manipulation, and query (PSQL
and MySQL), back-end technologies (Java, Django, and Python), and some front-end design (HTML,
Angulas JS), as well as interfacing with clients both internal and external to the business to
gather requirements, execute tasks, and document all efforts.
Alex is a 17 year veteran in the software industry. Most recently he was the Technical Lead at Skyou, a provider of visual product customization solutions. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Software Engineer at Funambol, a leading supplier of cloud solutions to mobile service providers. He has a M.S. in Physics from the National Technical University of Ukraine. Alex likes to travel and knows several foreign languages.
Joe is the owner of JMA Web Consulting. He now works exclusively with Lodgix clients and is
responsible for all onboarding and customer support activities. His extensive experience
developing clean, easy-to-use vacation rental websites makes him a perfect fit to help Lodgix
build great websites for our clients.
Joe lives in Wilmington, North Carolina with his wife and three beautiful daughters. Any free time is generally spent surfing, exercising, or attempting to learn a new skill (currently guitar).
Both Lodgix.com and VacationRentalDirect.com have been built to serve niche markets and address many
of the inadequacies we've found in other products. We keep our staff and overhead very low to keep
our prices down. Lodgix.com was developed in Python using the Django framework. It has been built
with the help and feedback of many vacation rental owners, several property managers and a couple
boutique hotels. Lodgix was largely developed to save time managing our own vacation
While there are many competing products, Lodgix.com is the only product developed by individuals that actually own and manage vacation rentals themselves. Lodgix.com is the first platform to not only help manage your property, but also market it as well. We are doing our best to make the platform very flexible to accommodate the many policies and pricing structures in use by today's owners and managers.
Please don't hesitate to call or email us with any questions you might have.
Thanks for your time,
Brent M. Kleinheksel
Founder & CEO, Lodgix.com
Lodgix.com is an economical, web-based platform for managing vacation rentals, inns, boutique hotels and B&Bs. We've also built out a vacation rental marketing platform at VacationRentalDirect.com. All Lodgix.com properties get free listings ($99.00/yr annual value per property) created on VacationRentalDirect.com.
We are selectively seeking growth capital. To date, we've self financed and grown from earnings. If you'd like to learn more about the investment opportunities at Lodgix.com, please drop us an email or give us a call at 877-593-2083.