With Futurestay expanding its product features, office space, and sales, it is necessary to increase its team. Our goal at Futurestay is to automate the pieces of a vacation rental business. We’ve created a team that helps us do so.
Our newest team members are Laura and James. They’re dedicated to helping you build your rental business. Get to know them in their featured interviews. First up, is Laura.
Where did your sales experience/career begin?
I started in sales as an Avon representative at the age of 17. I started selling to my friends and family so I could get my products for free. It was a training-ground in sales, teamwork, and communication.
With the support of a great leader, I developed a team of 250 representatives. I could see first-hand how my work, support, and nurturing helped my team be more successful, confident, and independent.
After 5 years with Avon, I went on to sales positions in construction machinery advertising, commercial real estate advertising, and travel tech.
Why did you choose to apply to Futurestay?
I was browsing through angel.co and the position popped up. I read about the company and was very impressed, so I applied.
For me, it’s important to have a great team to work with and leaders who guide me through the day-to-day. Working within Futurestay has been fun, collaborative, and challenging. I knew this was a company I could grow alongside.
What are you most excited about?
I am excited to contribute to the development of the company by increasing our user-base globally. Seeing rental owners succeed while establishing long-term partnerships is important to me because I love helping people.
What I love most about startups, is that I can more easily see the impact I make. I want to make a difference in the lives of those around me in any way I can and support them in their personal and professional development.
We’re all foodies at Futurestay. What’s your favorite food?
My mom’s chicken noodle soup.
What do you do in your free time? Do you have a hobby or passion?
I love traveling. I traveled a lot in my native country, Romania. Some locations I have visited are:
- United Kingdom
- Crete, Greece – Where I lived for a year and a half
The next destinations I want to explore are throughout the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. Next year, I plan to visit Arizona, Hawaii, and Cuba.
A hobby of mine is to learn languages. I speak Italian, Spanish, French, English, and Romanian. When I travel, I make it a point to learn a few basic words and sentences. This is how I understand a little Portuguese and Greek.
Favorite travel destination?
A beach location. I traveled to Sicily this year. I was fascinated by the beauty of the island, its history, mix of architecture, and the delicious food.
What do you want to be remembered by?
I want to make a difference in the lives of those around me in any way I can. I want to support them in their personal and professional development.