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Career Check-in with Antonio Garza: Finance Manager

Antonio joined Expedia Group in October 2022, and works in our Austin office as a Finance Manager. Interestingly, he supports the Metasearch side of Marketing, which gives him a real depth of knowledge and experience in our Trips and Vacation Rentals space. In his role, being proactive and adaptable are two key skills needed to succeed.

Read on to find out more about Antonio’s role at EG, how he works in a global team and what life at EG could look like for you in our finance team.

I primarily support business partners overlooking our Trips and Vacation Rental business units. My day-to-day includes forecasting, business case development, invoice reconciliation, and monitoring performance across marketing partners to ensure we meet expectations.  

One of the biggest challenges in this role is the rapidly changing travel environment. Being in a marketing support role, we need to be able to pivot at a moment’s notice due to a variety of factors. I think the best way I’ve overcame this challenge is simply becoming comfortable with the lines of business I support while thinking proactively of potential pivots.  

The Marketing Finance team is largely based out of Seattle with a few folks located in London. The marketing organization spans across multiple locales across the globe when including its various support teams. Within the team, we usually divide up work and responsibilities based on marketing channels and business unit or marketing partner silos. At the end of the day, we help each other as needed. I also interact a lot with colleagues in the marketing organization, which allows me to experience more of a global team. I enjoy the different opinions and points of view and local knowledge that global diversity brings to the table.  

What I look forward to the most about working with new teammates is the introduction of new ideas as we expand our diverse footprint. Getting a fresh set of eyes on things is a great way to improve processes.

My proudest achievements have been around standing up forecast models that have been a value-add to managing the marketing P&L (profit and loss). These models provide better visibility and are an integral part of communicating expectations to internal stakeholders. EG’s culture encourages you to succeed, to take calculated risks, to trust in one another, and work together to drive results. One of things I like the most about our culture is the diversity. With being a global company, I have colleagues from all kinds of cultural backgrounds and professional experiences. 

My interests and hobbies include travel, football (Go Cowboys!), golf, and the occasional hike. Europe has been my favorite travel destination recently, I enjoy exploring different cultures, cuisines, and history.

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