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 began with just 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

Gerard Beelaerts, Chief Financial Officer

A former investment banker at UBS and Nomura, Gerard has been CFO at UnderTheDoormat since 2017. He oversees our finance and accounting function, forecasting and financial and shareholder reporting.

Gerard Beelaerts

Kate Liberty – Chief Marketing Officer / Head of Growth

Kate has over 10 years’ experience in digital and direct marketing, spending 7 years in commercial partnerships in the travel sector for Telegraph Media Group, and the last 4 years leading the growth strategy for Royal Mail Group’s Collectables business through product and content strategy. She oversees the Marketing Strategy at UnderTheDoormat and is responsible for driving growth for the business.

Kate Liberty

Hannah Davies – Central Functions Manager

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 Manager

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


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
More about this role

Portfolio Executive

Ensuring our homes are onboarded seamlessly and always maintained to the highest standard
More about this role

Business Development Manager

The Business Development Manager will play a leading role in our Sales & Marketing team and will be instrumental in our domestic growth plans
More about this role

Flexible and Part-Time Roles


Guest Relations Team (GRT)

The face of our company, providing in-home service for our homeowners and guests
More about this role

Homeowner Orientation Team (HOT)

Managing the onboarding process of our new homes
More about this role


Provide introductions to potential new homes and homeowners
More about this role



Sales and Marketing Internship

Support the overall marketing and business development function of the organisation and drive growth
More about this role

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
More about this role

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