FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL
Marcus graduated from Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, the world’s oldest hotel school, with concentrations in Finance and International Hospitality Management. He speaks five languages fluently and is of Swiss and Venezuelan descent. His background and extensive industry experience translate into superior service quality and FF&E packages that increase the quality of the guest experience, while enhancing operational efficiency.
FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL
Sebastian was born in Luxemburg and raised throughout Europe. He has studied in several countries and along the way has attained fluency in German, English, French and Spanish. He received a Bachelors of Science at the esteemed Swiss hospitality school, Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne. As director of Sales and Marketing, his goal is to globally position Lang & Schwander as a unique and highly service oriented contract manufacturing and interior design company.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT US
Juan is a second generation hotelier. He gained his excellent sense of global marketing at Epoque Hotels, a worldwide lifestyle hotel luxury marketing brand company founded by Juan on 2002. His main role was directing global marketing strategies and planned and oversaw all aspects of the company. He began his career in hotel operations and marketing, working at world-renowned hotels and resorts. Juan Palmada attained his Bachelor of Science degree from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LATAm
Tomas was born in Budapest and was raised in Buenos Aires where he currently resides with his family. He received his degree in industrial engineering from the Universidad Católica Argentina and later worked as Director of Business Development for a consulting firm with offices in Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Rio de Janeiro. Since 2009, he has dedicated himself to his new passion, business development within the hospitality industry. Tomas currently serves as the Director of Business Development for Lang & Schwander LATAM.
MONICA JARRIN WITMER
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LATAM
Monica is a Wellness Hotelier and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She was the Pre-Opening Manager and later the Director of Sales and Marketing at Pikaia Lodge Galapagos; a luxury resort project in the Galapagos Islands. Monica took over this project in 2011 after having participated in a wide range of hospitality projects worldwide for companies including Kempinski Hotels, Chiva-Som Health Resorts and Oberoi Hotels. She previously completed her BS in International Hospitality Management at Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne in Switzerland.