Our team

Emerald Stay® is the first prop-tech to manage premium homes in non-urban destinations.

Our team is disrupting the fragmented vacation rental market by building a hospitality brand from the ground up. Guests can expect a consistent Emerald Stay experience with reliable tech at every touchpoint, while homeowners can sit back and digitally monitor how their property is being monetised, as well as pampered, while they are not there. It’s called Smart Ownership®.

We have offices in Geneva and Barcelona, and team members in each of our destinations. Last but not least, we have raised more than €10m from prominent investors in order to back our growth and are now profitable.



Mejor empresa de gestión de alquileres vacacionales en 2021, en el evento global del sector por Shortyz Award.


Premio de Sostenibilidad en 2022, en el evento mundial del sector por The Shortyz


Great Place to Work® en 2022 por los expertos en cultura del lugar de trabajo


HappyIndexAtWork® France Espana 2023

HappyIndexAtWork® es un sello otorgado por la plataforma ChooseMyCompany a empresas que han demostrado tener un ambiente de trabajo positivo y una cultura de felicidad laboral.


WeImpactIndex® France Espana 2023

WeImpactIndex® es una distinción que se concede a las empresas cuyos empleados valoran especialmente las prácticas sociales y medioambientales (ESG).


Superanfitrión en Airbnb para todas nuestras propiedades (media de 4,8/5,0 para cientos de comentarios)

The founders

Maxime Friess

Born to a hotelier family in the Swiss Alps, Maxime has a background in real estate private equity, market finance and investment banking. He is a graduate of Essec Business School Paris. His favorite dish is Sole façon Meunière with a glass of Pouilly-Fumé.

Laurent Lacourt

Born in the beautiful South West of France near Toulouse, Laurent has a background in entrepreneurship, technology and hospitality management. He is a graduate of Essec Business School Paris. His favorite dish is Duck breast with homemade fries with a glass of Bordeaux.

Maxime Friess & Laurent Lacourt, the founders of Emerald Stay

Hablan de nosotros

Who we are

We're a team based between Barcelona, Geneva and our destinations. Our background is in hospitality, technology, real-estate and finance.

About half of us have their boots on the ground, while the other half work at the head office managing guest and homeowner relationships, and building and operating our technology and distribution infrastructure. We love what we do, and who we do it with.

Fanny Chapel HEAD OF HR & HOSPITALITY of Emerald Stay

Head of HR & Hospitality

Fanny Chapel

Pauline Salé, Operations Supervisor of Emerald Stay

Operations Manager

Pauline Salé

Gregory Collette, Chief Technology Officer of Emerald Stay

Chief Technology Officer

Gregory Collette

Fabien Rialhe

Head of Operations, Alps

Fabien Rialhe

Caroline Verstraeten, Emerald Stay, Owner Relations Supervisor

Owner Relations Manager

Caroline Verstraeten

Thibault Leportier, Emerald Stay, Operations Executive

Owner Relations Supervisor

Thibault Leportier

Clémentine Le Lay Rampelberg

Operations Supervisor

Clémentine Le Lay Rampelberg

Dominique Duby

Maintenance Manager

Dominique Duby

Destination Manager, Alpe d'Huez

Manon Bouquerand

Sebastien Doat

Chief Financial Officer

Yan Emery

Sarah-Jane Stone

Destination Manager, Costa Brava

Sarah-Jane Stone

Ines Guillot

Destination Manager, Portes du Soleil

Inès Guillot

Mônica Villas Bôas

Project Manager

Mônica Villas Bôas

Chris Bonnet, Emerald Stay, Front End Developer

Front End Developer

Chris Bonnet

Communications & Brand Manager

Olivia Gauss

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Head of Distribution & Revenue Management

Axelle Legrand

André Prudente

Destination Coordinator, Portes du Soleil

André Prudente

Maëva Najm

Operations Executive

Maëva Najm

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Operations Executive

Carmen Chatman

Toni Esteva

Business Development Director, Mallorca

Toni Esteva

Destination Coordinator Pollensa

Destination Coordinator, Pollensa

Scarlet Morgan

Destination Coordinator, Costa Brava

Paula Mas Cipres

Lead Dev

Ricardo Huang Ying

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Destination Coordinator, Portes du Soleil

Romain Pergaud

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Junior Revenue Manager

Etienne Levillain

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Operations Executive

Audrey Piveteau

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Destination Coordinator, Chamonix

Apolline Dauvignac

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Destination Coordinator, Alcudia

Vanesa Vidal Pillado

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Destination Coordinator, Trois Vallées

Jeanne Vorger

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Content Intern

Ipek Marmara

Destination Coordinator, Chamonix

Pierre Dagues

Hospitality Intern

Clara Wehbe

Finance Intern

Raphaël Cailleux

Revenue Manager

Peggy dos Reis

Full Stack Developer

Ilia Zolas

Owner Relations Supervisor

Valeria Kadletz

Revenue Management Intern

Philippe Groff

Chief Marketing Officer

Thibaud Donzier

M&A Integration Manager

Gillon Hunter

Operations Executive

Paul Vilaret

Head of Field Operations, Spain

Gener Arenas

Destination Coordinator, Mallorca

Jennifer Schab Schellenberg



Año de fundación


Número de miembros del equipo


Edad media

55% ♀︎
45% ♂︎

Desglose por género: 55% mujeres, 45% hombres. Estamos orgullosos de nuestro equilibrio de género en las funciones directivas

Team member's perks

  • Flexibility to work remotely

  • Personal budget of 500€ unlocked on each work anniversary for work-related trainings, home office equipment and/or workout

  • 1 workday or 100€ per year for a charity of your choice

  • Discount on Emerald stays, during low season, on selected properties

  • Coaching program for Director level and above from 1st anniversary

  • Yearly team off-site

  • Occasional team outings

  • In Spain, a Cobee card to maximize your net income thanks to the use of benefits in kind

  • In France, some "tickets restaurant" from the 1st anniversary.

    Also, did you know that we pay bonuses when our team members sleep more, recycle and exercise?
    Find out more about this in our Medium article.

Emerald Stay office
in Barcelona



We offer a work environment that values and empowers people while fostering personal development. Our culture is dictated by the following values


Fomentamos un entorno creativo en el que ganan las mejores ideas, en el que está bien cometer errores y es inaceptable no aprender de ellos.


No aceptamos el status quo y buscamos formas de aprovechar la tecnología al tiempo que potenciamos a las personas.


Nos importan los miembros de nuestro equipo, nuestros socios y nuestros clientes, y hacemos que nuestra pasión y nuestro trabajo sean una misma cosa.


Somos personas sinceras, que no temen compartir opiniones y que no hablan a espaldas de nadie.

Piense a lo grande

Sin dejar de ser humildes, aspiramos a las estrellas y trabajamos para alcanzar los objetivos y parámetros establecidos.

No se conforme

Estamos obsesionados con la calidad, como un relojero suizo.

Feeling aligned?

Then join our team! We’re looking for Jacks and Jills of all Trade who will strive in a quickly evolving environment.

B Corp® certified

Certificado B Corp® desde 2022, que reconoce nuestra labor social y medioambiental, incluida la compensación del 100% de las emisiones de carbono.


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