Nico Nicholas
CEO & Co-Founder
Nico Nicholas started his first business aged just 22, and has founded a number of online B2C ventures since. Entering the rental world in 1999, he realised the potential for market improvement and decided to use his business acumen to create RentalsCombined.net, offering his customers and partners high quality and professionally managed properties through a simple and intelligent booking system capable to deliver a high level of security and peace of mind. As a true “business artist”, Nico has continuously strived to build the best companies in a multitude of sectors, which has been justly acknowledged through various nominations and awards received over the years.
Elkie Nicholas
Brand Director & Co-Founder
Elkie Nicholas is a design and marketing graduate. After her first career years were spent successfully in the fashion industry, her next move took her into the FMCG sector. Her adaptive creative skills have been continuously recognised by receiving many industry coveted awards. For the last 15 years, Elkie has focused on villa management and marketing for rental properties. Under her guidance as the brand and creative director, she has demonstrated that cutting-edge technology, combined with in-depth sector knowledge can build a beautifully simple, safe, efficient and unique rental booking system.
George Henderson
Chief Operating Officer
George brings 26 years of IT strategy, operations and delivery experience to the team, 16 of which have been in the travel industry. Having worked for a number of start-ups, as well as established corporates, he has led operations and technology teams at a range of companies including Silverjet, Abercrombie & Kent, Kuoni, and leading European online travel agency Opodo where he helped grow the business from start-up to having operations in nine countries and generating €1bn in sales.
Simon Tattersall
Head of Finance
Simon Tattersall is a U.K. Chartered Accountant who has been Managing Director and Finance Director of several businesses across a range of sectors. Previous roles include being on the management team at Arthur Andersen & Co (now Deloitte) and Managing Director of Egon Ronay's Hotel & Restaurant Guides in the UK. During the last 25 years, Simon has been involved in a number of start-up and young businesses in various roles including Founder, Managing Director, Finance Director and Advisor.
Josh Viner
VP North America
Joshua has 10 years of hospitality experience and completed his MBA focussing on Strategy and Managing Information Systems at SFU in Vancouver, BC. As the Managing Director at Stays.io, he established many profitable partnerships and oversaw a team of 30 employees in 2 offices. On the side, he advises a number of early stage start-ups on strategy and fund-raising. Outside of business, he loves kiteboarding, hockey, soccer and jiu jitsu.
Radek Kamiński
Chief Technology Officer
Radek has over 11 years of IT experience. He was involved in many strategically important projects working for companies such as Sabre Holdings and Solidex. The nature of the projects he was involved in were primarily in the travel sector. As a leader he always tries to stay focused on providing high quality solutions. The main area of his interest are information system architectures and efficient team management.
Giannis Paraskevopoulos
Senior Software Development Engineer
The love for computer technology struck Giannis at the tender age of 5, when he had first contacts with his father’s PC. Ever since then, his fascination and curiosity around computer software drove him from studying Computer Science at the TEI of Piraeus to software development jobs in various sectors (bank, graphic art, printing, operation of cinemas) to finally land at RentalsCombined.net. Giannis has been providing RentalsCombined.net with his software skills since the very early days and is a key player in our current and future projects.
David Armstrong
Chairman
David Armstrong is a highly experienced Finance and Commercial Director who has worked in blue chip organisations including Arthur Andersen, PepsiCo, Compass Group and Diageo. Most recently he was Group Finance Director of Lonrho Plc for five years. David has extensive experience as a Business Angel, advising small or start-up businesses on fundraising and strategy. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Andrew Owen-Jones
Leisure Specialist
Andrew Owen-Jones is currently Co-Managing Director of bd4travel, Chairman of Karibu Games and Director of OJ Holdings, Blackfrog Holdings and Azuretrend. After a variety of consultancy roles at NatWest, Deloitte and Virgin Atlantic, he became General Manager of IT at Virgin Atlantic. This was followed by seven years as Strategy Director at Amadeus before leading a project to buy German leisure technology provider, Traveltainment. As CEO of Traveltainment in the next three years, Andrew successfully grew market share to over 90% in the company’s three main product areas.
Tom Virden
Leisure & Ecommerce Advisor
With over 30 years’ experience in the technology sector, working for globally recognised brands including Apple, Netscape, Digidesign and lastminute.com, Tom brings a wealth of experience in e-commerce, technology and travel. Tom is currently an independent Director at two publicly traded companies: software provider Micro Focus and global interactive entertainment and licensing company Atari, Inc. He is also founder of boatbookings.com, the largest online yacht charter company where he serves as Executive Chairman.
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