I have over 30 years of experience in the hotel business, as owner and manager of some of the largest hotel brands in the world. I began my career in the industry as a teenager, working in the family-owned Holiday Inn. In 1975, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Florida International University. My first accounting experience was working the hotel night audit as a teenager and later while in college. I have always had an interest in computers which led me to buy one of the first personal computers to come to market. I realized pretty quickly that it was only a matter of time before mainframe computing would be replaced. With this vision, I combined my experience in hotel accounting with a computer programmer to develop our first hotel accounting system in 1985. With the advent of the Internet, we became industry pioneers by utilizing cloud computing. The Accounting Core product was launched in 1998 and marketed in the industry, and then M3 was born. Today, the company is the largest hotel specific accounting company in the industry, with more than 5,000 properties online.