We are travelers, professional hosts, and vacation rental owners. We've come together to build a best-in-class hospitality solution to make managing a property much easier, and fun.
Since mid 2016, Hostfully has helped thousands of people across 80 countries create content over 20,000 times and enhance their guests’ hospitality experience. Our products work with every booking platform, making it easy to communicate with guests whichever way they prefer – over mobile devices, on the web, and in print.
Co-Founder + CEO
Margot Schmorak has led marketing, sales, product, and strategy teams at Apple, Coveroo and ServiceSource (NASDAQ: SREV). Most recently she was VP of Marketing and Strategy for the $200 million business unit at ServiceSource. At Apple, she launched the first iPhone Developer Program in 2008. She is an avid traveler, so much so that her first son was on over 30 flights before his first birthday. Some of her favorite destinations are Yunnan (China), Vinales (Cuba) and Paris. Margot graduated from Vassar College, and holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business (UMich).
Co-Founder + President
David Jacoby is a proud Airbnb Superhost living in San Francisco. He loves welcoming guests from around the world and showing his kids what it means to be a good host. As a traveler, he’s couch surfed around the world, including Cairo, Lima, Jerusalem, Hanoi, and Kigali. David was COO and EVP of Sales and Marketing at WellCall, Inc., a health coaching and corporate wellness program company, where he grew the business from infancy to be acquired by Health Advocate in 2012. David graduated from the Wharton School of Business.
Co-Founder + Head of Product
Noah most recently worked at Apple, where he led Worldwide Promotions for 6 years and authored a patent on network-based rebate systems. Noah was also head of Analytics for iTunes Retail. Previously, Noah was an Engineer at Bosch and General Motors. He fell in love with travel at the age of 12 when he took a family adventure in the Pacific Northwest. His parallel love of all things automotive led him to name his first daughter after the Brazilian three-time Formula One World Champion (Senna). He has an MBA from the Ross School of Business (UMich) and graduated from Carnegie Mellon.
Bob Axford is an experienced leader who loves making complicated things simple. He’s held senior positions at several startups, including MapJam (500 Startups), Time.ly, and OtherLevels, which IPO’ed in Australia in 2015. Bob’s background in control-systems engineering has helped him flex his skills in a variety of applications, including banking and fast-moving startups. He loves traveling with his family in Australia and overseas, and playing his guitar in the local jam band.
Mark Nelson is a full-stack developer who loves building things on the internet to make the world a better place. A startup veteran, he has held senior roles at Sparked.com and Proven.com, where he reported to the CTO and helped grow the business from 1,500 users to 15,000. Mark currently lives in Albuquerque and loves travel, olympic lifting, and playing with other people’s pets..
UX Designer / UI Developer
Meli’s skills have been gained through "lifehacking". Originally an accountant at PWC, then an IT project manager for Suncorp bank, Meli was first to be trained in user-centered design by Susan Wolfe, who founded the human factors department at Tandem in the 1980s. This sparked her interest and love for UX and UI design. Now she gets to combine it with her love for travel. She and her family have explored Australia, New Zealand, much of Europe, and the United States, often combining travel with virtual work and house-swapping. Meli holds a BA, MA and PY from Queensland University of Technology.
Product + Analytics
Angela Lau was born and raised in Hong Kong. An engineer by training, she worked as an engineer at NASA and Oracle, and then Apple, where she was a product manager. Angela is also an avid traveler, whose favorite cities include Prague, Kyoto, Florence, Tsunagu, and Rothenburg. As an MBA intern, she recently spent a month helping an Italian company reposition their organic food offering - and got to eat a lot of chocolate hazelnut spread in the process (Nocciolata). She graduated from the Haas School of Business (Cal) and loves to bake.
Nicole Prentice Williams
Nicole Prentice Williams is a multi EMMY-Award winning TV Producer who is passionate about travel and hospitality. She has managed and created content for the world’s leading television brands (FOX, CBS, and NBC). Nicole was Supervising Producer for Current TV and Viacom. She holds an M.A. from American University and B.A. from Pepperdine University. Her lifelong love of travel began at age 11 with a trip to Asia. Since then, her most memorable trips have been her engagement in Paris, skiing in Bariloche, home sharing in Costa Rica and walking The Great Wall.
Glenn Carter is a marketing and sharing economy expert, having worked with a number of startups in the home-sharing space to help build brand awareness and effective marketing strategies. Glenn worked with WeGoLook, an on-demand worker platform that was recently acquired. Glenn also runs The Casual Capitalist, a content site dedicated to personal finance and the growing freelancing industry. He is also author of Secrets of the Sharing Economy, and has been featured in dozens of podcasts, radio interviews, and is a regular contributor to BiggerPockets and Invibed.