The SkyRun Team

Barry Cox, CEO

Barry Cox
CEO and Co-Founder

Mr. Cox co-founded SkyRun Vacation Rentals in 2004 after purchasing a 2nd home and not finding any acceptable options for renting.  Mr. Cox became SkyRun's CEO in 2010 after co-founding our initial location in Keystone Colorado with Steve Falk which they grew to 100 properties and $2M in revenue in 3 years.

Prior to SkyRun, Barry had a 22 year carrer with IBM.  Barry led a 140-person team of consultants in IBM's Global Services division specializing in creating website portals and content management systems for private and public sector clients throught the United States.  Mr. Cox grew the team from 70 to 140 and to $150M of annual billable revenue.

Barry also held roles as the global practice executive for software value assessments where he and his team worked with clients around the world to develop detailed business cases for their software projects to align their purchases to their business goals.  This role took Mr. Cox around the world consulting with large businesses globally.  Mr. Cox and his team also developed the methodology for business value assessment (BVA) that IBM uses in it's software division with important clients and developed training and taught sales reps worldwide in the application of using business value to justify and sell software.  At IBM, Barry developed the skills he uses repeatedly in his current role leading SkyRun as a technology-focused Vacation Rental Company.

Barry lives in the mountains West of Boulder, CO with his wife of 30 years and has 2 children 17 (daughter in high school) and 21 (son at CU).  He loves the mountain lifestyle and skis and hikes literally out his back door.  He also plays banjo and is always on the lookout for a new banjo joke he hasn't yet heard. And if there is a new piece of technology out there, he has it and is trying to figure out how to rent vacation rentals using it.


Steve Falk

Mr. Falk co-founded SkyRun Vacation Rentals in 2004 along with Barry Cox and currently owns 4 of his own locations.  He has been responsible for growing SkyRun's client base and revenue.  Steve consults with SkyRun locations about his specialty areas of Owner Marketing/Sales and Owner Services.  With SkyRun, Steve has grown the Keystone location to over 100 properties and has added locations in Steamboat Springs, Vail and Beaver Creek.

An entrepreneur at heart prior to co-founding SkyRun, Steve held management positions at technology startups including Senior Vice President of Business Development for NetNearU developing large revenue accounts and partnerships.  NetNearU is a the global leader providing back office systems for large wireless Wi-Fi networks.   Mr. Falk has a law degree and enjoys an active mountain lifestyle including skiing those Colorado powder blue bird days particuallry with his two boys.  Steve has also been known to bust out the occasional hockey game.


Linda 2014-1Linda Curry
Chief Numerologist 

Ms. Curry has been doing the books for SkyRun's largest location in Keystone for 9 years.  In addition, she serves to help SkyRun locations get their bookeeping going effeciently.  She consults with location owners and their bookeepers getting down into the details of how to use the SkyRun systems for keeping track of reservation revenue and expenses.

Linda has her bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Texas in Austin.


kelli mcillwaine skyrun vacation rentalsKelli McIllwaine
Operational Consultant

Kelli has had over 10 years managing over 450 vacation rental homes in Destin Florida.  Now Kelli manages and operates SkyRun's Destin Florida location and is available for training and consulting for any SkyRun location.  By working an actual location, Kelli keeps grounded in the reality of owner and guest recruiting and relations while being a valuable resource for all SkyRun locations.



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Jesse Albanese

Jesse does the SkyRun videos on this site and has filmed over 50 individual high-value SkyRun properties.  He can video location properties or can consult with a videographer in your area.  Jesse has always enjoyed video production. Even as a kid he would grab my parents video camera, making movies with friends, and attempting crazy stunts.  He started doing video production professionally 5 years ago and does everything from wedding videos to documentary film, both shooting and editing.  He specializes in showing a story in a creative way through the camera.  His wife Louisa does still photography, so the two of them together can handle any project.

When Jesse is not behind a camera, he tries to get out into the mountains to go rock climbing or backpacking.  Jesse has a bachelors in Electronic Media from Lebanon Valley College in PA.