Christian Holmsen is Chief Executive Officer of RezStream where he provides strategic vision, executive leadership and operational tactics to the company. Christian is committed to grow and enhance RezStream as a leading provider of technology solutions to independent hotel operators.
“I love being at the helm of a business, balancing long term strategy and major initiatives with daily, weekly and monthly activities to generate results. At RezStream I have the honor of doing so with a group of very smart and talented people who are seriously dedicated to their profession.”
On a day-to-day basis in the office, Christian works closely with RezStream’s management team on initiatives in website design, internet marketing, software development, technical support, business development and administration. His diverse business management background and expertise makes him a great fit for tuning RezStream’s business infrastructure.
“By developing mission critical systems and procedures, we are setting the stage for RezStream to scale up and serve its constituents in the decade to come.”
At RezStream Christian gets to combine two passions: entrepreneurial business management with travel and tourism. He has been engaged in the hospitality industry off and on for two decades through his exposure and direct participation in three of his family’s businesses; a travel agency (Town and Country Travel, San Mateo, CA), a US and European hotel and travel guide business (Karen Brown’s Guides, Moss Beach, CA) and a 50 room boutique hotel and long-time RezStream customer (Dolphin Cove Inn, Manzanillo, Mexico).
Christian brings 20 years of varied business strategy, financial management and personnel leadership to the company. Prior to joining RezStream in May of 2012, he served for eight years as CFO, President and co-owner of two Colorado based service companies where he led successful turn-around and growth initiatives. Earlier in his career, Christian spent five years as an investment banker for two California firms specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He also spent another five years in financial and operational roles for several entrepreneurial businesses in Colorado and California.
“I am passionate about business and am a serial entrepreneur at heart.”
Christian holds a Bachelor degree in finance and two Master degrees (an MBA and a Masters of Accountancy) from the University of Denver. He has also earned the Colorado Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation. Christian grew up in Norway and is a Second Lieutenant from the Royal Norwegian Navy. He lives in the suburbs of Denver with his wife and four children where he enjoys an active lifestyle capitalizing on Colorado’s great weather and outdoor opportunities.