Vanessa has been a vacation rental tech entrepreneur since 2004. In 2015, she co-founded Rentals United, the leading channel manager for short-term rentals and is the company's CMO. Rentals United was built upon a simple idea: giving professional property managers access to a large range of successful distribution channels. Vanessa founded the VrTech brand which includes the Vacation Rental Start-Up Awards and Vacation Rental Tech Meet-Ups. She’s the originator of the #tieonstage movement raising awareness on the lack of diversity in the industry. Vanessa is a regular speaker at world wide short term rental events including Skift, VRMA, and Short-Stay Show.