Founded in 1999, Citires has been pioneering hotel affiliate marketing for the past 10 years. Our small, two man office in Southern California has grown to an operation that now staffs 50 employees at offices in California, Arizona, Romania, Albania, and Moldova. Our headquarters are based in Queen Creek, AZ, 40 minutes from downtown Phoenix.
Tony Economou, Founder and CEO
Tony Economou has never met a mountain he wasn't afraid to ski. A 20-year veteran of the travel industry, Economou is Citires’ president and CEO and oversees a portfolio of markets around the world including airport, convention, and downtown hotels websites.
Economou founded City Reservations back in 1999 which evolved into its present day Citires. It would be only natural for Economou to enter into hotel affiliate marketing. He follows a long line of family history working in the hotel industry. His grandfather emigrated from Romania over 70 years ago to build and operate the Ramada Inn in Long Beach, California. His father, Michael followed suit and operated the hotel for many years. Economou has worked in the industry holding management positions with Hilton and Choice Hotels.
A big sports fan, Economou enjoys cheering for the Boston Red Sox baseball team and he plays ice hockey and soccer in his spare time. He is an avid skier and especially enjoys the slopes of Vail, Colorado with his wife and two kids.
Economou earned a master's degree in history and a bachelor’s degree in social science from San Diego State University.
Jeremiah Woodruff, Vice President and Director of Technology
Jeremiah Woodruff is a huge fan of the water. I love boating and all things that go along with boats. I love being at the lake with my family wake-boarding, wake-surfing, tubing, swimming and relaxing.
I have been working in the travel industry now for almost 10 years and I love it. I started working with City Accommodations back in 2000 in a very small office in Apple Valley, CA with Tony, two computers and a super cool dial-up internet connection, yes thats right I said dial-up! As the company grew I eventually took on the responsibilities of Vice President and manage the small office staff as well as our local network and web servers. I love working with anything tech related and I am always excited when Apple releases anything new!
When it comes to sports its all about Ice Hockey! My favorite team is the Los Angeles Kings, but I also love supporting the Phoenix, Coyotes. Yeah I know neither team is much to look at right now but hey maybe someday one of them will at least make it to the playoffs!
Kevin Caldwell, Director of Web Development
Kevin Caldwell's career with Citires began in 2001. Since then he has overseen the company's web development, including graphic design, website structure & layout, content management, and the integration of the Google Maps API which gives our sites a geographic visual interface with hotels.
Since the age of 15 Caldwell has loved aviation. Even as a Private Pilot, however, he finds himself on the ground far too often. Also a big sports fan, he enjoys cheering on the Phoenix Suns (NBA), Arizona Cardinals (NFL), Phoenix Coyotes (NHL), and the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB). Outdoor sports are also among his favorite pastimes, including fishing, shooting, golfing, and flying remote-controlled planes.
Caldwell earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from American InterContinental University, is certified in Web Technologies with the HTML Writers Guild, and is a member of the International Webmasters Association.