Experienced Leadership Team
The Lodging Interactive team provides varied skill sets in design, search engine marketing, online advertising, social media marketing, copywriting, analytics, account management and technology. Our team consists of nearly 50 professionals who serve over 650 hotels, resorts, spas and restaurants worldwide.
DJ provides the overall company direction and continues to develop leading technology products and services for the hospitality industry. He has held sales, marketing and business development positions with companies such as Meridien Hotels, Reed Travel Group, American Airlines‘ - AMR Information Services, Cendant’s subsidiary WizCom International and Prime Hospitality Corp. In addition, he founded two e-commerce businesses, which he subsequently sold in early 1999. DJ also serves on the HSMAI Greater New York chapter Advisory Board as the Director of Social Media. twitter.com/djvallauri
Andra has over 15 years of developing and leading high performance teams in areas of product and program development. With her attention to process and methods, she applies these core principles to the social media field. She manages CoMMingle’s daily operations with oversight of key accounts ensuring quality engagement from evolving best practices.
Mary Jo Caruso
Mary Jo “MJ” Caruso began her Search Engine Optimization (SEO) career in 1997 when she developed her first e-commerce website selling chocolate on the Internet.
Her love of SEO caused her to sell her company to pursue her SEO & digital marketing dreams. From there, Mary Jo went on to work with Fortune 500 companies, honing her SEO & Internet marketing talents learning about the auto, healthcare, real estate and hospitality industries. MJ’s primary focus now is making our clients happy by offering them SEO solutions customized to their overall company goals.