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AJL Atelier prides itself in its unrivalled expertise, led by Simon Lehmann, one of the world’s leading vacation rental experts.

 

We're vacation rental experts

Leading and emerging firms in the travel and property industries have called on our expertise to reach their goals. From strategic reviews to mergers and acquisitions, and through every possible lever of profitable growth.

Team AJL Atelier - Simon Lehmann CEO & Founder

SIMON LEHMANN

Founder & CEO, Keynote Speaker, Board Member, Serial Angel Investor

Team AJL Atelier - Cristina Lehmann Head of People & Founder

CRISTINA LEHMANN

Founder, Head of People & Administration

Team AJL Atelier - Nicolas Galantini Senior Account Manager

JOHN AN

Senior Consultant, Partner AJL Atelier USA

Team AJL Atelier - Nicolas Galantini Senior Account Manager

NICOLAS GALANTINI

Vacation Rental Consultant & Senior Account Manager

Team AJL Atelier - Ezio Alabanese Pricing Expert

EZIO ALBANESE

Profitability Solutions Architect, Tech & Pricing Expert

Team AJL Atelier - Cristina Lehmann Head of People & Founder

KATIE GLOVER

Business Development  & Team Manager

Team AJL Atelier - Nicolas Galantini Senior Account Manager

THOMAS MUJICA

Business Development & Sales Support Executive

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Team AJL Atelier - Simon Lehmann CEO & Founder

Simon Lehmann

Founder & CEO, Keynote Speaker, Board Member, Serial Angel Investor

Simon is one of the world’s foremost experts on short-term rental and vacation rental. He leads AJL Atelier, a specialised vacation rental and business consultancy while also advising multiple companies as Board Member and Executive Chairman.

A sough-after speaker, panellist and moderator, Simon loves to broach high-level and technical topics alike, from the future trends of short-term rental to the specifics of online distribution in the top 5 OTAs.

Previously, Simon was the Co-Founder & Chairman of Vacasa Europe, former President of PhocusWright and ex-Board member of HomeAway, to name but a few. He’s also an accomplished operator, having led Interhome, Hotelplan Group and Swissport as CEO.

Team AJL Atelier - Cristina Lehmann Head of People & Founder

Cristina Lehmann

Founder, Head of People & Administration

Cristina is the lighthouse in the ocean, the backbone and soul of AJL Atelier. As one of the founders of the company, she looks after the team – core members as well as expert contractors – and the administration of the Atelier, making sure that everything runs smoothly and stays on track, for employees, clients and partners.

With her intuitive personality, detail-orientated focus and fervent passion for coaching and developing team members, Cristina is an invaluable member of the team who is constantly creating value for our clients. 

Cristina brings years of experience coordinating C-Suite executives and leading a variety of strategic HR initiatives such as improving company culture, tracking and boosting employee motivation, enhancing individual and team performance or developing and maintaining leadership talent pools.

Previously, Cristina worked in a number industries including Airlines, Ground Handling, Vacation Rental and Industrial Components Production.

Team AJL Atelier - Nicolas Galantini Senior Account Manager

John An

Senior Consultant, Partner AJL Atelier USA

 ​John is a short-term rental industry expert, with particular expertise in optimizing and customizing the technology stack, driving up revenue, and continually streamlining operations. Leveraging his experience in building, growing, and operating a successful short term rental brand from the ground up, John constantly utilizes his own short term rental business as a fertile testing ground to roll up his sleeves and dig in to experiment with new systems, technologies, and approaches.

John is an architect by training. With a Doctorate in Building Physics from Harvard University, John was previously was an expert consultant in the environmental sustainability industry. The short-term rental industry is John’s second career and he is passionate about and is dedicated to helping professionalizing the industry.

Team AJL Atelier - Nicolas Galantini Senior Account Manager

Nicolas Galantini

Vacation Rental Consultant & Senior Account Manager

Nicolas is a vacation rental expert who’s built a rock-solid background in short-term rental and travel online distribution, with a clear understanding of channel management, property management and all related technology.

Nicolas is best known for his clear, comprehensive distribution strategies and plans refined to maximise the returns of clients’ portfolios. He is a convinced advocate of using the most suitable technology to bring operative synergies to clients, to reduce costs and drive value for property managers. Helping clients transition to new tech stacks is one of his specialities.

Nicolas is often called upon as a speaker in vacation rental conferences and events, to explain the impact of the latest evolutions and how operators can best adapt to them.

Team AJL Atelier - Ezio Alabanese Pricing Expert

Ezio Albanese

Profitability Solutions Architect, Tech & Pricing Expert

Characterized by an entrepreneurial spirit and an immense passion for the hospitality industry, Ezio initially capitalized on his engineering know-how and his analytical skills working as a revenue manager for the hotel industry.

In the past few years, he has lent his knowledge to the short-term rental industry, focusing on the development of tools and technologies to bring a more disciplined, profit-focus approach to the space.

Since he joined AJL Consulting, Ezio has worked on building AJL Profitability Solutions, consulting with top property management companies to enable them to increase the profitability and sustainability of their businesses.

Team AJL Atelier - Nicolas Galantini Senior Account Manager

Katie Glover

Business Development Manager

Katie has worked for both corporate and start-up companies within the short term rental and vacation ownership sectors.

Whilst she has gained a peripheral view and experience in the Hospitality Industry, she has a distinct ability in Sales & Business Development, where she puts her personable but persuasive personality to good use. Katie brings to the team strong leadership & organisational skills with a focus on both quality of work and performance.

Moving forward, her focus with be on developing the AJL Atelier team and expanding our business further, together with strategic growth in Europe for key partners. She is a determined team member offering integrity and credibility, with a passion for effective communication and shared success. Katie´s interpersonal skills and experience enable her to build effective relationships with multicultural teams and key stakeholders.

 

Team AJL Atelier - Ezio Alabanese Pricing Expert

Thomas Mujica

Revenue & Data Expert

Always working in the leisure, tourism, and events industry, since his first steps in his professional life and together with his passion for always achieving the goals set, Thomas throughout his career has specialized in the area of revenue management and product marketing.

He has accumulated endless knowledge working for different companies in the sector from hotels, marketing agencies, and online travel agencies among others, holding positions as data analyst, account manager and customer success manager.

Highly customer-oriented and with his experience and results in customer-focused relationships, Thomas has always created increases in productivity, not only in terms of revenue but also in long-term relationships that generate profitability in different competent areas for all stakeholders.

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