Industry Update
Appointment23 September 2021

Gilda Perez-Alvarado

Appointed Board of Directors
At Sonder Inc. in San Francisco - CA, USA

Gilda Perez-Alvarado

Sonder Holdings Inc. ("Sonder"), a leading next-generation hospitality company that is redefining the guest experience through technology and design, has appointed Gilda Perez-Alvarado to its Board of Directors.

Perez-Alvarado currently serves as Global CEO of the Hotels & Hospitality Group at JLL, a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management, where she is responsible for investment sales, debt and equity placements, strategic advisory and asset management across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Gilda also serves as an Advisory Board member of Qiddiya, a Public Investment Fund giga project in Saudi Arabia, is part of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration Dean's Advisory Board, and is an active member of the Industry Real Estate Financing Advisory Council (IREFAC).

Perez-Alvarado's appointment to Sonder's Board of Directors comes after the company recently announced plans to be publicly listed through a combination with Gores Metropoulos II, Inc. (Nasdaq: GMIIU, GMII and GMIIW) and is the most recent in a series of Board appointments. The company also recently raised its revenue outlook for 2021 given outperformance in the first half of the year and rapid growth in its supply portfolio.

Sonder Inc.

Founded in Montreal by Francis Davidson in 2012, Sonder is a technology-driven hospitality company that is building the future of travel and accommodation. Francis founded Sonder seven years ago when he was just 19 and now, with over $400MM in funding, Sonder has grown to accommodate hundreds of thousands of guests in 30 cities around the world.
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Kristen Richter - Vice President of Sales

15 October 2020 — As Sonder's Vice President of Sales, Kristen will dedicate her efforts to proactively connecting guests and spearheading new strategic partnerships with corporate brands, organizations, associations and leisure travel groups.
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Frits van Paasschen - Board Member

30 January 2020 — Sonder has announced Frits van Paasschen, a seasoned global executive and former CEO and president of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, is joining its board of directors. In recent months, van Paasschen has served as an informal advisor to Sonder as it applied powerful technology and "revolutionary" design to launch a new category of alternative accommodations.
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