Our Team - UnderTheDoormat

Our team

A company really is only as good as its people; and fortunately, we have some of the best and brightest

Our team

UnderTheDoormat Group began with founder and CEO, Merilee Karr, in 2014. Since then we’ve been lucky enough to attract a wealth of talent in property and hospitality to build our current team.

We’re still growing, so if you’re interested in joining the team you can get in touch below.

Merilee Karr, Founder & CEO

Merilee founded UnderTheDoormat after 13 years with Shell, including periods as Global Strategy Manager and Global Retail Maintenance Manager at Shell.

It was her experience during her travels for the company – and the many places she stayed at – that created her desire to make a difference to the homestay sector: to give travellers access to the home comforts they craved with peace of mind that comes from professional service.

Merilee’s passion for professionalising the sector led to her being elected as the Founding Chair of the industry body, the Short Term Accommodation Association.

She is a regular commentator in the media and at events, and leads the industry’s engagement with local and national governments.

Merilee Karr

Richard Bridger, Chief Operating Officer

Richard joined UnderTheDoormat from Centrica, where he was Director of Reputation. With a history in business consulting, communication, analytics and research, he oversees the London Operation at UnderTheDoormat and the company’s Marketing & Distribution arm.

Richard has also represented UnderTheDoormat on the radio and once even made it to the BBC Breakfast Sofa.

Richard Bridger

Jonny Wilkes, Chief Financial Officer

Having originally trained as a Chartered Accountant at PwC, Jonny has 25 years’ experience of working in CFO roles. He joined UnderTheDoormat as CFO in November 2019 and manages our finance and accounting function, forecasting and shareholder reporting.

Jonny Wilkes

Michael J. O'Hara, Chief Marketing Officer

Michael has served at the executive level of a variety of SaaS technology, marketing, lead generation and digital publishing companies. He has extensive experience working with both global and domestic companies scaling revenues, organisational design, marketing, and capital development. His background spans a variety of business verticals including eCommerce, sales, technology, M&A, and finance, working with companies ranging from early stage to multi-billion in annual revenue.

Michael Wilkes

Hannah Davies, Head of Corporate Functions

Hannah joined UnderTheDoormat in 2018 and brings with her 15 years’ experience in the banking and insurance sector where she held various HR and project management positions, most latterly with the Royal Bank of Scotland. Hannah is responsible for managing the day-to-day corporate operations of UnderTheDoormat to ensure optimum business efficiency.

Hannah Davies

James Brown, Operations Director

James has experience running restaurants in London & Auckland. After finishing his degree, he moved to London seeking out new challenges. He has over 10 Years’ experience in hospitality & management and enjoys listening to and playing all kinds of music.

James Brown

Work with us

Are you passionate about travel, property and hospitality? Do you have the entrepreneurial mindset and desire to grow a business?
If so, there could be a perfect role for you with UnderTheDoormat.

A career with UnderTheDoormat brings with it the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills quickly, shape the future of the company and grow your career as we grow the business. In addition to this we offer a number of benefits including special discounted stays for friends & family.

Please feel free to browse the vacancies below or send a covering letter and CV to team@underthedoormat.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Work with us

Full Time Roles


Marketing Manager

The Marketing Manager will play a leading role in our Marketing Team and will be instrumental in our growth plans
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Guest Experience Executive

Delivering a seamless guest and homeowner experience through ensuring our homes are guest-ready to the highest standard and in impeccable condition for a returning homeowner
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Partner Sales & Success, UnderTheDoormat Managed

Partner Sales and Success will play a key role in signing new property owners and ensuring homes are onboarded seamlessly, always maintained to the highest standard, and that any communication with property owners is handled proactively and professionally.
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Guest Sales

Managing the end-to-end reservations process to maximise guest sales
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Partner Sales & Success, Hospiria

Partner Sales and Success will be instrumental in our growth plans for Hospiria by focusing on nurturing and developing relationships with our partners, growing our portfolio and maximizing occupancy in our properties across the world
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Platforms Specialist

Playing a key role in ensuring the efficiency and quality of our platform presence
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B2B Business Development Manager

Increase the number of B2B properties in our portfolio through building partnerships in our London Managed arm as well as in our SaaS business product, Hospiria
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Commercial Analyst

Provide analytical support to maximise income for Hospiria clients and the UnderTheDoormat business
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Flexible and Part-Time Roles


Guest Relations Team (GRT)

The face of our company, providing in-home service for our homeowners and guests
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Homeowner Orientation Team (HOT)

Managing the onboarding process of our new homes
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Provide introductions to potential new homes and homeowners
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Serviced Apartment Receptionist (Part-Time), Sloane Square

Our Serviced Apartment Receptionist will be the face of our Boutique aparthotel in Chelsea, meeting and greeting guests and delivering a 5* guest experience
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Marketing Internship

Support the overall marketing and business development function of the organisation and drive growth
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Guest Experience Internship

Support the Operations Team in delivering a seamless guest and homeowner experience through ensuring our homes are guest-ready to the highest standard and in impeccable condition for a returning homeowner
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Why work with us?

  • Piggy bank


  • Wallet

    Competitive package & bonus

  • Shares

    Employee Share Scheme (EMI)

  • Umbrella

    Buy / sell holiday

  • Globe

    International team

  • Bonus

    Referral Bonuses for homeowners and team members

  • Charity

    Annual charity day

  • Wine

    Quarterly team socials

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