The 2021 Shortyz Pioneer nominees so far

Meet the 2021 Shortyz Pioneer nominees [so far]

Worldwide: Ahead of the expiry of the 2021 Shortyz Awards entries deadline on Friday 5 March [23:59 GMT], take a look at the individuals who have already been nominated for this year’s Pioneer Award.

  • Celia Pronto
Celia Pronto

Celia Pronto is managing director of holiday home exchange platform Love Home Swap, a London-based startup and part of the Wyndham Destinations brand family.

  • Simon Lehmann
Simon Lehmann

Simon Lehmann is CEO and co-founder of AJL Atelier, a boutique consulting firm that specialises in the international private accommodation and vacation rental industry.

  • Vered Raviv Schwarz
Vered Raviv Schwarz

Vered Raviv Schwarz is president and COO of Guesty, a property management software solution that seeks to provide property managers and management companies with an “end-to-end solution to simplify the complex operational needs of short-term rentals”.

  • Clark Childers + Adam Walton
Clark Childers and Adam Walton

Clark Childers and Adam Walton are independent business owners of The Lincoln Marfa, which operates a short- and long-term lodging community in the heart of Marfa, Texas.

  • Vivi [Cahyadi] Himmel

Vivi [Cahyadi] Himmel
Vivi [Cahyadi] Himmel is the CEO, co-founder and creative director of AltoVita, a global corporate housing platform empowering global talent mobility at scale.

  • Melinda Enriquez
Melinda Enriquez

Melinda Enriquez is an Airbnb property manager and co-host in Australia, helping home owners and investors to get the best return on their investment.

  • David Kelso
David Kelso

David Kelso is CTO and co-founder of Beyond Pricing, a revenue management platform for short-term rentals.

  • Luca Zambello
Luca Zambello

Luca Zambello is the co-founder and CEO of Jurny, a hospitality tech company pioneering the next generation of tech-first, on-demand accommodations.

  • David Phillips
David Phillips

David Phillips is the co-founder and president of Jurny, a hospitality tech company pioneering the next generation of tech-first, on-demand accommodations.

  • Kyle Weatherly
Kyle Weatherly

Kyle Weatherly is the CEO of Frontdesk, a short-term rental property management company which operates suite accommodations in multifamily apartments in urban locations across the United States.

  • Michael Ros
Michael Ros

Michael Ros is CEO and co-founder of Bidroom, which claims to be the “world’s first membership-based travel community and booking platform”.

  • Ellie Paget
Ellie Paget

Ellie Paget is the founder and chief disruptor of HomeSlice Stays, a vacation rental management, investment and consultation company.

  • Jeremy Gall
Jeremy Gall

Jeremy Gall is the founder and CEO of Breezeway, a property operations and services platform that automates property care and guest services.

  • Margot Schmorak
Margot Schmorak

Margot Schmorak is the CEO and co-founder of Hostfully, an end-to-end property management platform that helps vacation rental property managers increase bookings and boost revenues.

  • Cliff Johnson
Cliff Johnson

Cliff Johnson is CCO at, a vacation rental revenue management tool which provides technology, tools, and services to help professionals optimise their portfolio of properties.

  • Frederik and Julian Philipp Nagel
Frederik Nagel


Julian Philipp Nagel

Frederik and Julian Philipp Nagel are co-founders of along, a B2B marketplace for interior design.

  • Debi Hertert
Debi Hertert

Debi Hertert is a founder, past president, and board member of, a non-profit trade association for short-term rental hosts.


If you too would like to submit an entry for the Pioneer Award at the 2021 Shortyz Awards, register at our entries platform and follow the instructions provided. Submit your entries by the deadline of Friday 5 March at 23:59 GMT.

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