In a significant move towards global expansion, Guesty announces the appointment of Vered Raviv Schwarz, former COO of Fiverr, to the senior leadership team.
Guesty, the all-in-one property management solution for short-term property management companies worldwide, has announced the addition of Vered Raviv-Schwarz as Guesty’s Chief Operating Officer. Vered brings over 20 years of experience in leadership positions in both early-stage, mid-sized, private and public companies.
Vered will be based out of Guesty’s Tel Aviv headquarters and will oversee the company’s global operations, including customer success, customer support, guest communications, HR, legal and finance. In her role, she would support the company’s aggressive plans for growth and global expansion across North America, Europe and Asia.
“Vered’s addition to the leadership team comes in perfect timing”, said Amiad Soto, Co-founder and CEO of Guesty. “This expansion shortly after securing our round B funding, reflects our massive investment and commitment to enhancing our product and service offering as well as our global reach. Vered brings a proven track record of success in scaling companies from early stage to an enterprise level and in creating a customer-centric focus.”
“I am thrilled to join the Guesty team”, said Vered Raviv-Schwarz, Guesty’s new COO. “The hospitality market, and in particular the short-term rentals market, is experiencing major disruption in recent years due to technology innovation. It is exciting to take part in this dynamic, multi-billion dollar market. With Guesty’s accelerated growth and cutting edge product, I am confident we can create a leader in this industry.”
Prior to joining Guesty, Vered spent nearly six years as the COO of Fiverr, the world’s largest marketplace for creative and digital services. During her tenure, Fiverr grew from less than 40 employees to approximately 400 and expanded its sales, offering and brand reach dramatically.
During her career, Vered has held leadership positions in several other technology companies such as Kenshoo, Radware and MediaMind, and led financing rounds, M&As and IPO amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. Her extensive experience in heading the global operations of fast-paced and leading international technology companies make her a natural fit for a fast-growing and innovative company such as Guesty.
Earlier this year, Guesty obtained close to $20 million in Series B funding and the company is demonstrating rapid growth. The recent recruitment of Raviv-Schwarz and global expansion plans are a significant move towards Guesty’s goal to become the ‘Salesforce for the short-term rental industry’, an industry expected to reach a global volume of $167.9 billion by 2019.
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