Rio Exclusive was founded by Juliana Guzman and Arnaud Bughon in 2007, with a goal to provide luxury property accommodations for visitors to Rio de Janeiro, as an alternative to the traditional 5 star hotels. Arnaud and Juliana knew at that time - before "luxury" had really entered the Brazilian rental market like it has today - that Rio was on the verge of a ground-breaking change. That there was a demand for this hidden luxury market in Rio. They started Rio Exclusive with the renovation of a single rental property, and from there, Rio Exclusive not only burst onto the scene, but pioneered the way for Rio's luxury rental market. Since well before 2007 Arnaud and Juliana called Rio home, and through this advantage of being locals themselves, they were able to find the best luxury properties not available to anyone else. They were able to find the hidden jewels sprinkled throughout the beach neighborhoods, behind the facades of historic buildings.
By combining their local knowledge and connections, partnering with reliable local contractors and professionals, and packaging it all under Rio Exclusive, they were able to set the market and open up a new side of Rio, not previously known to those not living here.
Where We Went From There
Building on our success in Rio de Janeiro, in 2009 we began to offer our services in hot destinations like Buzios, Paraty and Angra. Our company expanded to include Colombia Exclusive in 2011, offering the superb quality of luxury vacation rentals we are renowned for in the growing new Colombian market.
In 2012 we set out to expand our offerings for the corporate market and develop comprehensive concierge services. We partnered with the most exclusive concierge service providers to be able to deliver the unmatched level of service our clients expect. We now manage luxury yacht rentals and helicopter service (for tours of Rio, or days trips to the beachside towns outside of Rio, such as Buzios and Angra), in addition to having full time executive drivers and chefs.
In 2013 we expanded further, and developed Latin Exclusive, in order to bring our service to those clients seeking the same level of luxury properties and services, but throughout other areas of Latin American, outside of Brazil.
Today, we work with the everyday traveler, families, executives, diplomats, politicians and international celebrities - for whom confidentiality and unparalleled quality of service is essential. We expect to expand our services even further, to new countries in Latin America, and continue to focus on our local knowledge, top level service and our goal of every client - whether a holiday rental, corporate relocation, or real estate investment - being a happy client, longing to return to Rio the minute they leave.
Our staff is multi-national and multi-lingual, made up of the best talent from around the world. We have members fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, German.
With such a wide range of team members we are able to support all of our customers’ needs and deliver an exceptionally international experience at the same time that we are well grounded in the local market.
Arnaud bughon - Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Arnaud Bughon is the co-founder and CEO of Rio Exclusive. He was born in France where he studied economics at Sorbonne University. He went on to have a distinguished career in investment banking, working as part of the World Trade Organization in Geneva. Brazil was his favorite vacation destination while working in finance, however while there he noticed that there was distinct lack of luxury accommodations and services for the upper end of the market. With his extensive experience and connections throughout the world of finance as a base, he decided to found Rio Exclusive in 2007 to take advantage of the opportunity to build a truly luxurious, high-end vacation rental and service provider.
Juliana Guzman – Co-founder & Chief Commercial Officer
Juliana Guzman is one of the founders of Rio Exclusive. She was born in Colombia to a family involved in the real estate industry. Using the experience of working with her family as a foundation, she went on to improve her business skills by studying Financial Administration and International relations in London. Juliana has since lived in the United States, France, Spain and Brazil. She is fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese and French. Her extensive international experience and the wide range of contacts she has accumulated gave her the basis on which to create Rio Exclusive in 2007 and build it into the number one luxury accommodation service in Rio de Janeiro.
Charles Morphett - Director Project Services
Charles is from Australia and studied Marketing and Public Relations. He has taken a lead in expanding the services of Rio Exclusive since he joined us in 2010. Charles is the Rio Exclusive point of contact for the 2016 Olympic Games, where his extensive personal network of connections within the sports world will deliver our clients the very best possible experience. His understanding of both the luxury and sports industries make him an invaluable asset for us and our clients.
Léo Ulvé - Business Development
Leo is French and has studied International Business and Information Systems. He is highly organised with a fine attention to detail which enables him to successfully create and implement precise procedures within the information systems department of Rio Exclusive. His responsibilities include, but are not limited to, designing and maintaining the Rio Exclusive website, maintenance of internal databases and information systems, and troubleshooting any issues that arise. Leo speaks Portuguese, French and English.
Luiz Silva - Rentals Department Director
Luiz began to work at Rio Exclusive in 2012, and quickly became an essential leader of our team. His technical experience is unique, coupled with his competence in management, personal promise and passion for achieving high quality results, have been the main foundations of his success at Rio Exclusive. During the past 4 years he has become a specialist in dealing with all aspects of a client's demands to the highest degree. With his leadership and management skills, Luiz is effectively able to lead the rental department of Rio Exclusive.
Ingrid Trehin - Sales Department Director
Ingrid is from France and studied Commercial Strategies. She joined Rio Exclusive after having spent 8 years in the Brazilian civil contruction industry, where she was manager of a commercial team. Ingrid's expertise in business strategy and project management have equipped her with the necessary skills to lead the Rio Exclusive Sales Team. Her vision, interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with her honest and diligent approach, give the foundations requied for ensuring our clients always feel in safe hands for any given property transaction.
Carlos Enrique - Client Experience Manager
Carlos is from Colombia and has studied Travel and Tourism as well as various courses directed at Latin American markets and luxury services. He has worked for Rio Exclusive since its inception in 2007 and has helped build it into the premier luxury real estate company it is today. Carlos also brings years of experience in the hospitality industry to Rio Exclusive. He is in charge of attending to our Latin American clients, from answering inquiries over the phone or email, to personally welcoming clients at check-in. With many years of experience, Carlos always provides the highest quality service and ensures all our clients are well looked after.
Charlie Jones - Business Development Manager
Charlie was born in France and studied Marketing in Paris and London. He began his career in one of the biggest advertising companies in the world. His education and negotiating skills enabled him to gain an incredible international experience. After being an Account Director in Dubai, Charlie came to work for Rio Exclusive as a sales manager and brings with him invaluable experience, charisma and a large professional network.
Laura Vera - Administrative and HR Manager
Laura, originally from Colombia, is an Engineer who has been working with us since the founding of Rio Exclusive in 2007. She operates the administrative and human resource sector, establishing management policies in financial, administrative, structuring, employment and rationalization areas.
Thales Gabriel Oliveira - Logistics and Operations Manager
Thales graduated in Civil Engineering and has experience working in one of the largest construction companies in Brazil.
Alex Jaspy - Corporate Support and Relocation Services Manager
Alex joined our team in 2013 to manage the relocation and corporate support services offered by Rio Exclusive. He studied Architecture and also has an MBA in Human Resource Management. He speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish. Alex's interpersonal and communication skills are tantamount to correctly managing people and providing supportive services in his department.
Lina Rincón - Quality control Coordinator
Lina studied Hospitality and has been working for Rio Exclusive since 2008. She leads the property management team and is responsible for guaranteeing our clients the highest standards, as well as the organisation of Rio Exclusive's property portfolio.
Linda Mabille - Client Experience Manager
Linda was born in Brazil and raised in Luxembourg. She graduated from ISTEC Business School in Paris and is a multilingual real estate professional who speaks French, Portuguese, German and English. Linda was a PR Account Manager for various Design brands in Paris, and later opened her own Real Estate Agency in Cannes, France. She is part of the commercial team at Rio Exclusive and is focused on the upcoming Olympic Games.
Paola Piovesana - Commercial Executive
Paola was born in Italy and graduated in Law at the University of Bolonga. She gained years of experience working as an exectuvie assistant in a notary office before coming to Brazil. Paola has been living between Italy and Brazil since 2012 and has recently published her own book. She is communicative, determined and efficient. She uses her social, personal and professional skills to provide the very best service, particularly to Italians, for an exclusive experience in Rio de Janeiro.
Arthur Moschem - Commercial Executive
Arthur is Brazilian and studied International Relations. He speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and French and has over 5 years of professional experience in Tourism and Operational Logistics. After working in one of the most exclusive hotels in Brazil, he arrived at Rio Exclusive with a wealth of knowledge. His aim is to ensure Rio Exclusive's portfolio consistantly delivers the right match between owner and buyer. Arthur has a talent for organization, attention to detail and taking a personalized approach.
Bárbara Custodio - Marketing Director
Barbara is from Portugal and graduated in Graphic and Communication Design. After years working as a Graphic Designer in Portugal she relocated to Sao Paulo where she was hired as an Art Director. Barbara oversaw many large successful advertising campaigns by leading her team to create effective marketing strategies aimed at improving corporate identity. Barbara joined Rio Exclusive as Marketing Director and is responsible for ensuring our editorial and digital illustrations effectively represent the Rio Exclusive brand.
Natalia Arias - Comunication and Editorial Manager
Natalia is Colombian and studied Social Communication and Journalism. Natalia has a degree in Public Relations and Marketing and is also experienced as a Personal and Business Coach. Natalia is responsible for the communications and Public Relations of Rio Exclusive, with a special focus on the upcoming Olympic Games.
Sarah Elmoubarak Grenet - Commercial Assistant
Sarah is a French-Moroccan student in International Business at Skema Business School. She joined our team after spending five months of a university exchange program in Taiwan. Sarah has several professional experiences within the wine industry in France, including the launch of a new wine brand. She is highly driven and dedicated to achieve the best results and is currently using her skills to assist our sales tesm. Sarah is also focused on event preparation for the upcoming Olympic Games and will strive to offer an unforgettable experience for Rio Exclusive's clientele.
Anastasia Kieza - Commercial Assistant
Anastasia, originally from Russia, graduated in Management from the Moscow State Technical University. She started work in the fashion industry and soon became a Creative Director of a fashion label. After 3 years she began translation services between Brazil and Russia and decided to make a permanent move to Rio de Janeiro. Anastasia's vast cultural and language experiences have given her the platform to coordinate and offer services to Rio Exclusive's Russian clientele. She is now focused on event management for the upcoming Olympic Games.
Olivier Tardy - Head of New Markets
Olivier is a French graduate from the IAE Business School. Before joining Rio Exclusive, Olivier had previously set up international businesses between Europe and South America. His understanding of various business cultures and shifting paradigms within various investment markets, give him the knowledge and experience required to research and develop new opportunities here at Rio Exclusive.
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