John Romano – Fort Lauderdale, FL

A philanthropist and entrepreneurial executive, John Romano has been launching innovative online startups for over a decade. Romano excels at seeing the big picture, identifying gaps, and employing creative solutions. Romano works as a partner and eBusiness consultant for Breakaway Solutions, a web development company that provides comprehensive advertising, marketing, and PR services. He rises to the challenge of managing a geographically remote team of over 20 software developers by providing leadership and motivation and inviting collaboration among team members. In his role as eBusiness consultant, Romano plays an integral role in the organization by developing online marketing plans, managing social media, and planning and executing white hat SEO strategies.

In 2009, Romano expanded his professional interests by founding Vacation Rental Organization, an online portal for the vacation rental industry. A seasoned traveler himself, Romano has lived on three different continents and is fluent in both English and Italian. His experience abroad informs his website, which educates property owners and vacation rental professionals on all aspects of the vacation rental business.  Utilizing his background in web development, Romano has used ROI tracking and SEO campaigns to improve search engine listing and optimization for 10 new creative vacation portals. His cost-effective marketing management helped these businesses end each year an average of 15% below budget.

Originally from Massachusetts, Romano currently works and lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his wife and business partner Hoda Noufal. His professional expertise has been cited by MSNBC, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Kiplinger, and several other major news publications.