Hi. I’m Trey(ton).
“Be weird, be transparent, be authentic, be yourself.” – Ron Tite
I live (& love) to meet new people, I can binge documentaries like no one’s business, and I absolutely love learning.
My current interests focus on three industries/topics:
All I can say is wow.
Aviation makes the world work. It’s just so fascinating: The International Air Transportation Association stated in their 2017 report (released in fall 2018) that there were 4.1 billion passengers in 2017, and billions of mail/freight miles flown as well. The importance of the industry and the logistical challenges that come along with it excites me.
What first got me interested: Revenue Management. I always wondered why the prices of my flights differed depending on when I booked them, what season it was, and other factors. In combination with revenue management, the logistics surrounding delays and situations intrigues me (and learning more about delays has made understanding why my delays have occurred easier).
Hospitality & Hotels
Have you ever stayed in a hotel, researched the amounts of rooms they have, estimate their occupancy based on the traffic flow in the lobby or cars in the parking lot, and then determine the average revenue per available room (RevPAR)? Maybe subtracted what you figured was their operating costs per night?
Yeah… I definitely haven’t done that either…
What first got me interested: Staying in many hotels as a young kid watching my brother’s (many) hockey tournaments turned into a fascination with the business, and then my neverending interest in Global Business & Economy made me recognize the integral role that hotels (& hospitality) play in that.
Maya Angelou once said, “…people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
I think that quote fits in perfectly with entertainment – it’s all about the experience and the feeling you leave people with. The stories you tell and how you tell them can make one’s day go from horrible to fantastic. And everyone’s day should always be fantastic.
What first got me interested: The Walt Disney Company. Do I have to say anymore? Frankly, not just pure-play entertainment companies (if you can even call DIS that) – but any company that can delight its customers daily is an entertainer in my books. For content that really gets me pumped up, check out this MGM Resorts International Video or one of my all-time favourites, the Walt Disney Company Careers Video (and this video is old – DIS has made a significant acquisition recently that you may have heard of, adding to their media properties).
I love entertainment. Let’s make people smile!
(I’d also love to work for either of these companies, so if you know someone – or you are someone – I would love to connect on Linkedin)