Team Bios

Lightmaker has a 23+ year history… see below for a few biographies of the Lightmaker Property Manager team:


 

 

Diego J Veitia, Chairman

1967-1979

After working for several large multinational companies in the USA and Latin America, Diego and his wife moved to Costa Rica where he developed and Founded the Costa Rica Stock Exchange and served as the only authorized International Investment Banking company.

Concurrently Diego formed a Joint Venture with The Ralston Purina company as one of the largest growers of landscape and ornamental plants in the world, exporting millions of plants weekly to the USA and The Netherlands.

1980-2013

Founder CEO Chairman (ret) INTL, then INTL FCStone, now StoneX, is a Fortune 100 Company. StoneX is a Global Investment Bank with 40 offices worldwide and businesses in over 110 countries.
https://www.stonex.com/

2020-ongoing

Diego and Park Brady (see below) have had a business relationship and friendship for over 35 years.  Diego is now the Chairman of Lightmaker Property Manager (LMPM Inc) a technology company that has taken Adrian Barrett, Founder, 23 years to create.

Education and current positions

B.S. Iowa State University
MBA Thunderbird Graduate School
Chairman Rollins College Holt School
CIO America’s all Season Fund
Chairman of the Board of Directors LMPM Inc


 

 

Park Brady, Co-Chairman

Park grew up in Orlando, Florida and after getting his Degree from the University of Florida served as a Fighter Pilot in the US Air Force for 6 years. While in the Air Force, Park earned a Master’s Degree from Ball State University.  Park’s first Job out of the Air Force was as a manager of a Savings and Loan and then served as a manager at Com Bank, Winter Park, Florida. 

Park has been the startup owner of numerous businesses including Restaurant, Hotel, Mail Boxes ETC, and Vacation Rental Management. Park started his first vacation rental management business in Colorado in 1986. Park was also the founder of another vacation rental business on St Simons Island, GA in 2005. Park’s first vacation rental company in Colorado was one of the 11 companies that joined in the IPO roll up of ResortQuest International.  The 11th Company in the original roll up was First Resort Software which was the largest software company serving the vacation rental business in the US. Park served on the ResortQuest Board and later became the COO and then later the CEO of ResortQuest which was the largest vacation rental company in the US

Park is uniquely qualified to help LMPM develop as the platform of choice for the industry.

Education and current positions

University of Florida
Master’s Degree Ball State University
Fighter Pilot US Air Force
Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors LMPM Inc


 

 

Bill Abbott, Director

Bill has been a Florida panhandle resident for over 40 years. In 1976 he founded Abbott Realty Services Inc and ran that business until 1998 when it was sold to ResortQuest International.

Bill served on the Original Board of Directors and was an active consultant with ResortQuest until it was sold to Wyndham Resorts and Hotels until 2010.

Bill holds a Florida Real Estate Brokers license and has been very active in the local Florida panhandle community over many years. Bill served on the Florida Advisory Committee of condominiums, Okaloosa County Economic Development Council, and has received numerous awards for his active involvement in local chambers and boards. Bill is presently a Director of Tops’l Beach and Racquet Club Master Board, President of Sierra Dunes Homeowner association, Director and VP of Harbor Place Condominiums. Bill has been involved with over 75 additional condo boards in recent years.

With Bill’s accounting and property management experience he brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to LMPM.

1994 to present

Co-Founder, Owner and Chairman – Abbott Resorts Inc, Abbott Realty Services Inc, Abbott and Andrews Realty Inc.

Education and current positions

Husson College, Maine
BSc Finance and Accounting
Director LMPM Inc


 

 

Adrian Barrett, Founder and CEO

“I ran Lightmaker as a digital technology company building applications for our clients in the banking, healthcare and gaming verticals for over 21 years. My wife and I got into property management by owning rental properties ourselves and we couldn’t believe that there wasn’t a PMS out there that could give us live/real-time data via their Owner Portal. The more we looked at the vacation rental industry, the more we realized there was a huge gap in the market for an easy-to-use, powerful and super flexible property management system. We also wanted a system that had modern Trust Accounting that worked like QuickBooks Online, so, as we couldn’t find one, we built the entire thing over the last 8 years!”

2007-ongoing, Founder and Director, RESAAS

In 2007 Adrian founded RESAAS (Real Estate Software As A Service) along with Tom Rossiter (now RESAAS Services Inc, CEO) and Adam Biggs (now CTO, LMPM Inc).

RESAAS completed its IPO in 2011 and RESAAS Services Inc was born. RESAAS is now the leading platform in Real Estate with over 480,000 agents on the platform, see:
https://corporate.resaas.com/board-of-directors/
https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/RSS:CN
https://www.resaas.com/

1997-2018, Founder and Chairman, Lightmaker Agency

Adrian founder Lightmaker as a digital design and build agency on Oct 1st 1997. Lightmaker Agency soon became Lightmaker Group Ltd, the holding company for: Lightmaker UK Ltd, Lightmaker USA Inc, Lightmaker Amsterdam BV, Lightmaker Melbourne Ltd, Lightmaker San Francisco Inc and Lightmaker Vancouver Inc, with over 200 developers at its height. Lightmaker’s agency clients included BNY Mellon Bank, RBS Bank, ATP Tennis, JK Rowling, Warner Bros, Nintendo, EA Sports, Lexus, Ford, IKEA, Facebook, Mayo Clinic and Orlando Health to name but a few.

Education and current positions

BSc Economics and Business, University of Wales at Aberystwyth
Director RESAAS Services Inc
Director LMPM Inc


 

 

Clint Skidmore, COO

Clint started as a coder at Whistler.com in 2001, then quickly became General Manager taking the company from a start-up to $15M in revenue in less than 2 years. Clint had found his calling in life!

After Whistler.com he started Enjoy Vacations, My Boutique Travel, then RezServe Technologies. Clint then sold Rezserve to Digitaltown, a public company in 2016. 

Clint met Adrian Barrett, Founder of LMPM Inc in 2014, and their friendship has grown over the years. When Adrian asked Clint to join him in developing a platform that would dominate the vacation property management vertical for years to come, he decided this was his last “moonshot” and he joined LMPM full-time at the end of 2018.

Clint is now LMPM’s Managing Director and manages all product and development activities while advising on Lightmaker’s Board of Directors.

Clint has embraced the opportunity to revolutionize the entire travel vertical with LMPM – a new and exciting take on an aging industry. Clint once again feels like he has found his calling…

Current positions

Director LMPM Inc

 


 

 

Adam Biggs, CTO

Adam is a skilled full stack developer with over 15 years of industry experience. Originally starting his career as a graphic/technical web designer, he soon branched out into programming, server architecture, and DevOps. He always has his finger on the pulse, and has a knack for quickly becoming proficient with new technologies. 

Adam is the main driving force behind the LMPM technology stack, including the development toolchain and release/deployment strategy across all LMPM’s many services.

Adam has worked with Adrian for over 10 years and was the first developer to begin work on LMPM. He is always looking for ways to improve LMPM and bring PMS systems into the 21st century!


 

 

Greg Holland, Head Developer

Greg is a full stack developer with over a decade of experience. He started his Software Development career with a leading Property Management company in Whistler, BC. With experience as a Software Developer in the Property Management industry, Greg was approached in 2011 by Adrian Barrett to join LMPM as a founding team member.

Specializing in PHP & Javascript, Greg has spearheaded development of many of LMPM’s features, including most recently the Trust Accounting module, which utilizes streams of accounting data to provide real-time reporting to stakeholders.

Outside of LMPM, Greg can be found Mountain Biking, Hiking or Running on Vancouver’s North Shore mountains.


 

 

Tod Sleeman, Lead Developer

Tod is a passionate engineer hooked on solving problems and creating powerful technology solutions alongside other like minded people. Tod’s capacity for information combined with his desire to be productive means he thrives taking on technical tasks and is always looking to increase his knowledge base and support the rest of the team.

Tod was a recent graduate in Mathematics looking to get involved in technology when he met Adrian and was eager to take on the opportunity to cut his teeth developing a product that the travel industry was evidently much in need of.

Tod has been part of this project since 2015 and has been a crucial part of every aspect of LMPM’s development – he is very excited to see LMPM take off.


 

 

Sebastian Wels-Lopez, Developer

Sebastian is a full stack developer and a recent addition to the LMPM team after graduating from the University of British Columbia with a combined degree in computer science and biology. 

Armed with a knack for problem solving new situations, Sebastian is very eager to develop his skills while working with cutting edge technologies and contribute to all areas of LMPM’s development. Sebastian is excited to be working with a talented and highly creative team producing the most innovative solution the vacation rental vertical has seen to date.

Outside work Sebastian is an avid board and tabletop games player as well as an outdoor enthusiast, taking advantage of all the outdoor activities Vancouver has to offer.


 

 

Lucas Gebauer-Barrett, Intern/Junior developer

Lucas is a recent addition to LMPM. He is focused on developing and keeping the LMPM website up-to-date and building specific use-case apps for LMPM clients. Currently Lucas is working on the LMPM Guest App and the LMPM Housekeeper App.

Lucas is currently in his third year of studies at Queen’s University where he is majoring in Engineering of Applied Mathematics and Computing. Outside work, Lucas has a great passion for travel, spending time outdoors with everything that Whistler, BC has to offer, and by keeping fit.


 

 

Jasmin Gebauer-Barrett, Onboarding Project Manager

Jasmin is a recent addition to LMPM. Her main duties involve working with Clint as part of the onboarding team while streamlining and documenting the process. Jasmin is also instrumental in keeping the LMPM demo site fully live at all times, as we run the demo company as if it were real.

She is currently studying Chemical Engineering at the University of British Columbia and will enter her final year in September.

Jasmin grew up in Whistler, BC and is an avid skier. After graduating high school she took a gap year where she lived with 60 other people onboard a three-masted tall-ship and crossed the Atlantic four times and the equator twice! Her strong work ethic and positivity are her core assets.


 

 

Sean Raftree, Director of Business Development

2011-2020 Vice President Business Development, RedAwning.com – Emeryville, CA 

Sean played a key role in developing RedAwning’s full service “managed” distribution solution for professional property managers. He contracted with over 500 PMCs before leading a sales and business development team of 10 seasoned industry professionals. Negotiated contracts with industry leading PMS systems and connectivity solutions including: Homeaway Software, Track, Barefoot, VacationBridge, Streamline, Ciirus, IQWare, Inntopia and more. Developed strategies to optimize RedAwning’s distribution network while generating industry leading conversion rates on sites like Booking.com, Expedia, HomeAway/VRBO, AirBNB, Flipkpey/TripAdvisor and other non-traditional channels. Credited for pivotal role in generating over $80 million in annual revenues. Sean reported directly to the CEO.

2003-2011 President, Ski Butlers Lake Tahoe – Lake Tahoe, CA

Pioneered Ski Rental Delivery in California – high-end equipment rental delivered and professionally fit in the comfort of your vacation rental, condo or hotel room. Opened a 2nd Location in Truckee, CA in 2008 and served 10,000 customers annually. Developed strategic partnerships with area lodging suppliers and tour operators like Ski.com, VacationRoost, Wyndham, Destination Resorts and more.· Managed 20+ employees in 2 locations and consistently maintained an NPS above 90%. Carried out day-to-day operations, sales and accounting.


 

 

Barbara Kendrick, Market Director

Barbara was most recently Market Director East for RedAwning and will continue that post with LMPM. She has also been a Director at LeisureLink, spearheaded the rollout of short-term rentals on Booking.com as Account Manager – Vacation Rentals – US and was a Director at Marriott Vacation Club.


 

 

Pamela Longley, Market Director

Pamela was most recently Market Director Mountain for RedAwning and will continue that post with LMPM. She also has extensive experience working with property managers as a Director at LeisureLink, VP of Sales & Marketing at Lespri Resorts and VP of Brand Communication at Ravello Media.


 

 

Wahid Razaqi, Market Director

Wahid has 20 plus year travel and hospitality industry veteran, with successful tenures in both international and domestic sales and business development. Successfully met and exceeded sales KPIs at organizations such as Hilton, Expedia, Classic Vacations, Leisurelink, RedAwning, Vacasa, and others. Expertise in market development, SaaS sales and business development, and building and growing sales teams. From launching a new travel agency in Dubai, UAE, to building a team of corporate development associates at Vacasa, Wahid is well versed in taking on new challenges, developing new processes, creating efficiencies, and growing sales markets.


 

 

Silke Gebauer-Barrett, Director and Financial Controller

And last, but most certainly not least, is the Uber-Mama that looks after us all and has been part of the Lightmaker Story for over 23 years.

Silke originally trained in German Law at the University of Freiburg and has been a constant throughout Lightmaker.

Her present role is being a Director and the Secretary of LMPM Inc while also running the accounts and HR departments.

LMPM is the latest incarnation of Lightmaker and will most certainly not be Silke’s last.

Current positions

Director LMPM Inc

 


 

About Lightmaker Property Manager (LMPM)

LMPM is a cloud-based, mobile-first and pre-scaled enterprise-level PMS with trust accounting, has been in development for more than 7 years and is seen as the fastest replacement for legacy solutions such as V12, LiveRez, Escapia, Ciirus and others.

Lightmaker has over 23 years’ experience running and building digital destinations and applications in the banking, healthcare and entertainment verticals prior to moving into the property management space 7 years ago. LMPM gives enterprise property managers a fully integrated, cloud-based, mobile-first solution with the addition of a powerful, yet easy-to-use, Trust Accounting system.

Learn more at https://lmpm.com/

Lightmaker contact
Adrian Barrett
Founder and CEO | adrian@lmpm.com
Direct +1 407-232-3577