Our team


Merilee Karr – Founder and CEO

Having formerly worked for global energy giant Shell, Merilee is a property management expert, who has always been inspired by her travel experiences to over 60 countries. Read Bio

Richard Bridger – Chief Marketing Officer

Richard has almost a decade’s experience in brand reputation building and marketing and communications. He ran the 2016 crowdfunding round before joining full-time in 2017. He’s a proud Ironman triathlete.

Victoria Hardy – Business Development Manager

Victoria moved to London from Sydney almost six years ago as an international expansion lead for Airbnb. When she has some free time to explore, she likes to kayak and jet off to Italy on the weekends.

Donna McCourt – Homeowner Community Manager

Donna has experience within the hospitality industry, from budget to 5 star, independent to chain, she’s seen it all. With a passion for start-ups, she hails from Co. Northern Ireland, and is a keen ultra-marathon runner.

Elpida Lampi – Customer Experience & Systems Executive

The most enthusiastic team member, Elpida has a MSc in Tourism and Cultural Planning and Development. She joined via Erasmus Young Entrepreneur Programme and is our Customer Experience Specialist.

Gerwin Oudhof – Business Development Specialist 

Gerwin moved to London as a student. He loves a good challenge, be it a work project or organising a team social.  When he has a few days off he likes to travel and explore Europe.

Ganesh Kumar – Digital Marketing Specialist

Having recently moved to London from Malaysia, Ganesh was attracted to the short-term accommodation market by his love for travel. Aside from work, he is an avid football fan and enjoys watching Manchester United.

Erskine Berry – General Manager

An experienced director, Erskine has a passion for fast moving companies. Keen to roll up his sleeves, he enjoys the balance of office and fieldwork. He’s also a regular on the 6 a side pitch.

Walter Rothon – Chief Operating Officer

With over 10 years in start-ups, Walt is a Tradesman, Instructor, Computer Technician and two-time Ironman triathlete. Starting as a Product Manager, he went on as a Customer Operations Director before joining us as COO.

Monique Surridge – International Expansion Lead

With over 15 years’ experience in the travel and tourism industry, Monique has a true passion for travel. Having worked in over 30 countries, she loves discovering new places and exploring different cultures.

Hannah Loxley – Customer Experience Executive

Having worked in hospitality across the world, Hannah knows exactly how to work her magic to ensure a smooth guest experience, and uses her days off to explore her favourite city.

Kate Collins – Customer Experience Executive

Cambridge native Kate came to us as a graduate Customer Experience Specialist. Also a Royal Navy Reserve Officer, she has a passion for cooking and baking, and loves experimenting with different cuisines.

Mathias Decourt – Digital Marketing Specialist

Mathias joined us as a placement student from Audencia Business School, where he is currently studying for a Masters in Business Management. An all round sporty guy, he has a particular penchant for football.

Bianca Correia de Oliveira – Content Marketing Specialist

Originally from Lisbon, Bianca has been living in London for the past 4 years. When she’s not busy creating content, she’s a self-confessed adrenaline junkie and roller coaster lover.


The Board


Warren Clayton-Howe – Finance 

Originally from Zimbabwe, Warren lived in Australia before settling in London. He is a finance specialist, and brings financial acumen to the business. Out of the office, Warren likes to hit the ski slopes of Méribel.

Ben Jay – Technology

Ben is a South Londoner with 15 years’ experience of building and managing global eCommerce projects. When he’s not knee-deep in code, he’s swapping Tooting for the Val d’Isere slopes.

James Davies – Property Law

Our resident property expert has over 15 years’ experience as a solicitor. He has advised listed companies, as well as newlyweds on buying homes. He’s also sailed around the world in over 4 continents.

 

Annalie Howling – Business Development 

Annalie, founder of Incasa Consulting, has over 15 years’ experience in Business Development. She specialises in coaching and coaches ex service personnel to help in their transition into civilian life.

Gerard Beelaerts Van Blokland – Corporate Finance

As a corporate finance professional with broad experience in M&A, Gerard has advised a multitude of start ups in their early stages. He’s also fluent in French and holds an MSc in engineering from Delft University.


Our Advisors


Ryan Mcvicker – Corporate Finance

As CIO of Mountain Lake Capital, Ryan helps companies reach their growth potential. He’s founded numerous companies, and is an adventurous American expat, seeking athletic challenges globally.

Anders Kjellerup – Property Management

Originally from Denmark, Anders is the global Facilities Maintenance Director at Artelia. He has held various local, regional and global level roles, and also enjoys golf, football and fishing.

Nick Yoong – Accounting 

Nick is a Chartered Accountant who brings a wealth of experience within financial services. A lover of pubs, Nick can usually be found somewhere with sun and a beach.

Shauna Sweeney – Organisational Development

Shauna is a Chartered Engineer and Business Transformation Consultant with over 15 years’ experience in complex stakeholder environments. When not in her office, you may find her climbing Kilimanjaro.