Greg will share his experience of driving a customer-centric culture and the priorities for operational businesses. He will also discuss the role of technology in supporting a frictionless customer journey, a key focus for the Build-to-Rent sector. Recent prop tech investments is deposit replacement company, Flatfair.
Inspired by a trip to Pisa in 2009, Greg left leading venture capital firm Index Ventures to start onefinestay, a pioneering luxury hospitality business that lets travellers enjoy hotel services in beautiful homes while the owners are out of town.
Having scaled to a team of over 700 across several international hubs, the company was acquired by AccorHotels in 2016 in a deal worth more than $250m. Following its acquisition Greg stepped down as CEO and Chairman after seven years at the helm.
Previously, Greg worked on the technology investment team at Index Ventures, and headed product at logistics marketplace start-up GF-X.
In 2017, Greg joined the faculty at Harvard Business School as a Senior Lecturer affiliated with the Entrepreneurial Management Unit where he taught the first year MBA course on entrepreneurship. He is also a visiting professor at Imperial College Business School.
Greg was a co-author of the 2017 Taylor review of modern working practices, commissioned by the British Prime Minister.
Greg sits on several boards including Lyvly, a co-living business, and APCOA, Europe’s largest car park operator. In 2017, he was elected to the International Board of Amnesty International, where he also chairs the Remuneration Committee.
A Londoner by birth, Greg has an MA in philosophy from Christ’s College, Cambridge, and attended Harvard Business School on a Fulbright Scholarship where he earned his MBA with high distinction and was twice named Ford Scholar, graduating top of his class.