Maria del Carmen Herrerias Salazar

María Herrerías Salazar

Founder of the most disruptive startup in Latam hospitality.

María del Carmen Herrerías Salazar has extensive leadership knowledge in the finance and hospitality industry. Like any great ideas, the notion of her startup was conceived in a social gathering with friends, at a barbecue in Mexico City. They began discussing different ways to update the hospitality industry, taking the best of Airbnb’s short-term rental model of individual units and pairing it with the quality control and standards that guests expect from a hotel chain.

The rest is history! They founded Casai, a company that provides travelers with premium accommodations, locally sourced designs, and smart home technology. In 2020, T=they raised $23 million to expand its business across Latin America.

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She began her career at Compass Investments and later became the FP&A manager at both Grupo Presidente and AT&T. Earned her bachelor’s in administration at the University of Iberoamericana and holds a postgraduate degree in finance from the University of Anáhuac.

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