All-in-one short-term rental software Guesty welcomes Vered Raviv Schwarz as its new chief operating officer to oversee the company’s global operations from its Tel Aviv headquarters. Raviv Schwarz brings more than 20 years of experience in leadership positions in both early-stage, mid-sized, private and public companies. In her role, she will support the company’s plans for growth and global expansion across North America, Europe, and Asia.
Established in 2013 by twin brothers Amiad and Koby Soto, Guesty is a cloud-based platform that simplifies property management operations and allows the management of listings from multiple accounts on Airbnb, Booking.com, and other channels. Guesty also provides a unified solution for tools, including: property management software, channel management, guest inbox, mobile app, automation tools, payment processing, booking website creation, a homeowner’s portal, and 24/7 Guesty communication services.
“The vacation rentals market is undergoing a transformation, and through the combination of cutting-edge technology and a customer-centric approach, Guesty is at the forefront of the shakeup,” said Raviv Schwarz. “In my role as COO I have always focused on the customer voice and journey, so I’m looking forward to bringing this passion for customer success through technology to Guesty and assisting the company in scaling its global operation and allowing our clients to grow and scale with us.”
“With Vered’s extensive experience in growth and customer success, Guesty’s users can expect even more attention to detail and attentiveness to their needs,” said Guesty CEO Amiad Soto. “We are committed to providing property managers with the best possible experience on our platform and I’m certain that with Vered as our COO, we’ll do just that. Turning a startup into a global enterprise is no small task and it’s easy to lose sight of certain details, but this appointment will ensure we stay focused on what really matters – our users.”
Prior to joining Guesty, Raviv Schwarz 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. During her career, Raviv Schwarz 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.
Earlier this year, Guesty obtained close to $20 million in Series B funding led by TLV Partners. The alumni of startup accelerator YCombinator is also backed by Magma Venture Partners and Buran Venture Capital. The company now has 150 full time employees, operating globally with most customers currently in North America and Europe.