Each month, we’ll be introducing a team member so you can get to know the amazing team at Hostaway. This month, we’d like to introduce you to Robert, our VP of Operations, based in France.
First of all, what do you do at Hostaway?
As VP operations, my daily job consist helping out our Hostaway teams, partners and clients to deliver a high quality service.
Tell us a bit about your previous experience, what made you choose this profession and what do you think your experience brings to the Hostaway team?
About 18 years ago I took a sabbatical year and worked part-time for a hotel in the Dominican Republic. During this time I also started my own pricing comparison website and gained my experience in online marketing. For about 10 years I provided business consultancy services to various companies.
Besides this, I’m a host of 5 listings for 8 years in France. As an Airbnb host, I was looking for a online short-term rental software solution to help me manage the different online channels. Based on my experience being a host, the idea that Hostaway was building the best online software solution, so I decided to join and help the company to become the best in the industry.
What are your hobbies? Horseback riding, cooking and shopping.
Favourite: Movie / TV series: Discovery Channel Book: The Origin of (almost) Everything Song: Within Temptation - Our Solemn Hour Animal: Horses, Dogs, Birds Place: Paris, Amsterdam
If you were a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why? Transparent, so I can show you the other side.
If you were shipwrecked on a deserted island, you have water and food, what 3 items would you want to have with you? Satellite internet access, Laptop, PLB (Personal locator beacon)
If you could be a superhero, which superpower would you like to have? Superman so I can have lunch on the moon
If you were an ice cream what flavor would you be? Stracciatella
Finally, what do you like most about working at Hostaway? Our international growing team, young, energetic, enthusiastic. Always looking for the next best steps to improve our products.
Thank you Robert for sharing a bit of you with us! It’s lovely to have you in our team ;)