About This Episode

Meet Dylan Petrich — Co-Founder of Wilder Ways,  a Texas-based hotel brand and management company.​

Dylan was born in Paris but grew up in London. After graduating from university he went to work in finance and split his time between London and New York.

While finance was fascinating, Dylan grew tired of just looking at numbers — he wanted to get into the game of business and be an operator.

So, when an opportunity presented itself to move into the hospitality space by joining a new startup, The Guild, Dylan took it.

After a couple of years of learning a lot about hospitality, real estate, and startups the entrepreneurship bug bit Dylan…and he wondered what it would look like to start his OWN hospitality brand and business.

Tune in to hear the exciting story of how Dylan built Wilder Ways. 

This week's episode is brought to you by Wander.

In every marketplace, there are the Davids and Goliaths.  
While it’s hard to fathom now, Amazon was a David when Borders and Barnes and Noble were the bookstore Goliaths.  
And don’t forget that Apple was a David when Xerox, IBM, and Motorola were consumer technology Goliaths. 
Today, I want to introduce you to the David of short-term-rental platforms — a company called Wander.
Whether you’re embarking on a family vacation, planning a getaway with friends, yearning for a workcation, or organizing a company offsite, there is a Wander for every occasion. 
Wanders aren't vacation homes, they're better. Inspiring views, modern workstations, restful beds, hotel-grade cleaning and 24/7 concierge service are just a few of the guarantees that come when you stay with Wander. 

Wander is in search of high-end vacation homes in incredible locations around the US (think national parks, beaches, mountains…) with proven annual revenue.
If you are a short-term rental owner looking to sell your property to someone who will appreciate what you’ve  built, send the Wander team an email with all the important deets (like monthly rev, monthly expenses, yada yada) to hello@wander.com.
If Wander makes an offer, you can count on it being all cash, quick and hassle-free. 
So if you’ve been thinking of selling, even remotely, why not start a conversation with our friends at Wander? Send them an email at hello@wander.com
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About the Host

Zach Busekrus

Co-Founder of Sponstayneous

Zach is the Co-Founder of Sponstayneous, a weekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb. When COVID hit, he and his wife Gabby broke out of the lease on their 750-square foot apartment in Washington, DC to beta test the digital nomad lifestyle. Zach and Gabby have spent the past year living full-time on Airbnb — they've stayed in 50+ homes to date! 

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