Bonotel is a leading aggregator and wholesale distributor of both branded and boutique luxury hotel rooms to a longstanding base of international wholesale clients. The Company works with a network of more than 2,800 hotel partners and provides seamless electronic distribution to approximately 2,000 international tour operators through the Company’s IT platform. Bonotel was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV.
David Sporn, Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
As the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Bonotel, David Sporn has been the driving force behind the company's growth since its inception in 1990.
Prior to his move to Las Vegas, NV and the establishment of Bonotel Exclusive Travel, Mr. Sporn opened and co-owned the Marienburger Bonotel Hotel in Cologne, Germany and went on to open and manage some of Cologne's more popular hotel and restaurant franchises. It was during this 20 plus-year span prior to founding Bonotel that Mr. Sporn cut his teeth and cemented his status as a vanguard of the luxury hospitality industry.
Sporn received his degree in Hospitality in 1972.
Faisal Sublaban, President
Faisal Sublaban has been with Bonotel Exclusive Travel since 2011 serving in several senior roles, most recently as President since March 2014.
Before joining Bonotel, Mr. Sublaban worked in Acquisitions and Private Placements at Lansing Companies/Brooklyn Troy, specializing in real estate acquisitions for master plan developers and alternative energy companies.
Mr. Sublaban was a Principal at La Jolla Wealth Management from 2006 to 2009. The company provided real estate and mortgage financing options for clients of all real estate types.
From 2003 to 2005, Sublaban served as a Regional Manager at Wells Fargo Financial.
Sublaban earned a degree in Management Science, Finance/Economics from University of California, San Diego, where he graduated in 2003. He received a Master in Finance from Harvard University in 2011.
Brandon Weaver, Chief Operating Officer
Brandon M. Weaver joined Bonotel Exclusive Travel as Chief Operating Officer in September 2014.
Prior to joining Bonotel, Mr. Weaver was the Marketing Manager for Reserve Spirits in South Africa for Diageo Plc. Prior to working at Diageo he spent time at LVMH leading strategy initiatives for Dom Perignon and Krug Champagne. Prior to his time working in the spirits industry Mr. Weaver spent considerable time in consumer finance space working for Vantium Capital, a subsidiary of Apollo Management LP, General Electric as well as UBS' Private Client Group.
Mr. Weaver is a graduate of the University of Southern California (B.S., Business Administration & B.A Communication Studies), and holds an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management as well as a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
Marlo Vandemore, Chief Financial Officer
Marlo Vandemore joined Bonotel Exclusive Travel as Chief Financial Officer in May 2014.
Previously, Ms. Vandemore served as the Chief Financial Officer of Bref Hr, LLC and Bref HR Management LLC. Vandemore has over 15 years of financial experience, working with companies such as the Los Angeles Dodgers, Navigant Consulting, FTI Consulting, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Ms. Vandemore began her career at Coopers & Lybrand (currently PricewaterhouseCoopers) as an auditor, working with both public and private clients in a variety of industries. Vandemore then transitioned into the consulting arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she managed engagements ranging from business valuations and M&A related disputes to insurance recovery related issues.
A certified public accountant, Ms. Vandemore holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California.
Jay Liu, Chief Information Officer
Jay Liu joined Bonotel Exclusive Travel as Chief Information Officer in March 2015.
Jay Liu is a seasoned technology leader with 20+ years of experience in information technology (software engineering, application development, IT operation, IT consulting, IT management, vendor and offshore management).
Mr. Liu previously worked for Clarks for 6+ years as the Head of Development, leveraging information technologies to help them grow from a $500+ Million to a $1 Billion company.
Adaptive and agile in different business conditions, Liu has worked for both big corporations such as IBM and Fidelity, as well as multiple small start-ups.
Earlier in his career, Liu worked at Sabre on some of the software people continue to use today to communicate with Sabre travel system.
Mr. Liu received his BS in Physics from Tsinghua University, his MS in Computer Science from University of Texas, at Dallas, and his MBA from Babson College.