Merilee Karr // Founder and CEO // UnderTheDoormat
Merilee founded UnderTheDoormat in July 2014 after a decade-long successful career at oil and gas giant Shell. Her vision for UnderTheDoormat is to enable modern travellers to step into the shoes of a local, enjoying the comfort of a home and the professional service of a hotel across major cities globally.
As the elected Chair for the newly formed industry body, STAA, she is passionate about helping professionalize and grow the industry in the most responsible way.
She has been profiled in London’s Evening Standard and regularly speaks at events, including at the recent UN Women’s Panel on Entrepreneurship and the upcoming mission Silicon valley comes to UK. Merilee has worked with BEIS and HMRC on sharing economy policies and DLCG on short term accommodation.