About Lavanda

Lavanda is a multi award-winning tech company with global headquarters in London, UK. Our team of digital entrepreneurs and real estate thought leaders have been working at the bleeding edge of "proptech" innovation since 2015.

Building upon our own experience of managing vacation rental properties at scale, we saw an opportunity to develop a best-in-class technology platform capable of unlocking a step change in the way renters discover and experience residential real estate. Fast forward to today and Lavanda powers a rapidly growing number of the world's leading real estate companies, enabling them to earn more from their assets by placing their customer at the very heart of their rental strategy.

Our software platform enables partners to tap into the full spectrum of short, medium and long-term rental demand across their portfolios. In addition, we offer a range of flexible management solutions to suit their evolving business needs - including fully outsourced and partially outsourced operations.

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Meet our leadership team

Our people are our greatest asset. Meet the friendly, passionate and dedicated people driving Lavanda forward

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Founder

Guy Westlake Founder

Prior to starting Lavanda, Guy was Head of Marketing at Shutl (acquired by eBay) where he was also the company’s first employee. Guy has a Masters in European Business from ESCP-EAP in Paris and a BA in Spanish & Italian from Bristol University.

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CEO

Fred Lerche-Lerchenborg CEO

Fred was both COO and Head of Growth at Lavanda before becoming the company's CEO. He previously worked in investment banking and fund management for 10 years, with his experience spanning Tech M&A roles at Credit Suisse and helping manage a £3bn+ fund at Artemis. Fred has a BA in Financial Economics.

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COO

Meredith Estren COO

Meredith joined Lavanda straight after completing her MBA at London Business School. She previously worked for L.E.K. Consulting in Australia, Asia, and the U.S. with her experience there spanning a range of industries from travel & hospitality to private equity & natural resources.

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CPO

David Larpent CPO

David leads our talented, multi-disciplinary Product, Design and Engineering teams. He previously co-founded and led Product at two high growth tech startups, as well as holding senior roles in HM Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Cabinet Office. He's an experienced CPO and CTO with 10+ years experience hiring and developing high-performing multidisciplinary agile Product and Engineering teams.

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VP Sales

Meghan Haines VP Sales

Meghan is our VP Sales and Partnerships, having spent the last 10+ years leading and scaling B2B sales teams at Houzz, Salesforce and Compass. Meghan has enviable experience implementing technology solutions across a broad range of industries and verticals having led hyper-growth, venture backed B2B technology businesses both in the UK and US.

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VP of Operations

Dan Taylor VP of Operations

Dan is our VP Operations, and has previously headed up our Guest Experience and Customer Service functions. Prior to Lavanda, Dan founded and led two startup businesses, held an executive position at an international charity, and led strategic operational projects at Centrica and Barclays. Dan has a BSc in Business Management & Communications from the University of Birmingham.