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 received a Bachelors of Science at the Swiss hospitality school, Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne. As Head of Interior Design and Business Development, he aims to position Lang & Schwander global as a highly service oriented contract manufacturing and interior design company.
Gera Rueda, originally from Colombia, but raised in South Florida. He obtained a minor in Architecture from FAU, and after continued with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from FIU. His personal background and education have brought Gera to a unique position where he manages and operates projects, while understanding the needs and wishes of our clients with his very detail-oriented mind.
Originally from San Jose, California, Lauren received her Bachelors from UC Berkeley in Architecture before moving east to Miami. As Design Director, Lauren goal is to provide innovative designs with premium service. With a background in Hospitality and Retail focused designs, she is a skilled and seasoned professional with a focus on the user’s experience within each space she creates.
Jessica was born in France and grew up in Atlanta GA, eventually relocating to Miami about 9 years ago where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She is a seasoned Project Director with 12+ years of experience managing FF&E projects from conception to installation. Her background includes expertise on both the manufacturing and procurement side, giving her a valuable perspective on all the moving parts of a project.
Born in Venezuela. Jenisser graduated from Alejandro Humbolt University with a Bachelor of Public Accounting, and certified as an Advisor in Financial and Tax Law at IDEPROCOP. For ten years before joining Lang & Schwander, Jenisser managed her own company, dedicated to serving in the accounting, financial and tax area to more than forty Venezuelan companies among importers, manufacturers and marketing companies.
CARLOS LOPEZ ALCALA
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT US
Juan was born and raised in Spain, attended Les Roches Hotel management School in Switzerland to obtain his bachelor of science and hotel management degree. He was able to gain substantial experience in positioning and managing up-scale properties internationally during his times with Epoque hotels. Juan was able to leverage his past experience in his business development role at Lang & Schwander in the Unites States and the Caribbean.
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.