Get to Know the Casai Leadership Team
The Casai leadership team is customer and team obsessed, egoless, proactive, data-driven, and, above all, committed to making the world a better place.
At Casai, our values are simple: create unforgettable experiences for our guests, trust in our teammates, enjoy solving problems, experiment and celebrate trying, and leave the world a better place than we found it. We look for people who embody these values, because a strong team builds a strong customer experience.
A strong team starts with strong leadership. Casai has some of the top talent in the hospitality tech space; each individual brings a unique background and diverse experiences to the table. The following members of our leadership team exemplify the Casai values and ensure they are at the forefront of operations and product.
Keep reading to meet the leadership team behind our tech-forward hospitality concept and to learn how you can one day work with them!
Co-founder & CEO
Prior to starting Casai, Nico Barawid held leadership roles in technology and finance. He was most recently the head of international expansion at Nova Credit, a fintech startup in San Francisco, and was previously the VP of M&A strategy at Beneficial State Bank. Nico started his career at Boston Consulting Group. He holds a B.A. in economics from Yale University and a master’s in public policy from the University of Oxford.
Co-founder and COO
Maricarmen Herrerías has extensive leadership knowledge in the finance and hospitality industry. She began her career at Compass Investments and later became the FP&A manager at both Grupo Presidente and AT&T. Maricarmen earned her bachelor’s in administration at Universidad Iberoamericana and holds a postgraduate degree in finance from the University of Anahuác
Andrés Páez Martínez
Andrés Páez Martínez completed five years as a software engineer in the world’s leading tech companies, Amazon and Google. Andres also spent an additional year at Google as a product manager. His bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering came from ITESM and he is currently working towards his master’s in management science and engineering at Stanford.
Head of Finance
Regina Lopez is the head of finance at Casai. Regina has over three years of financial analyst experience at Cuasar Capital and Banco de México. She also worked as an Investments Associate at Thor Urbana before starting with Casai in 2019. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and a Master’s degree in finance from London Business School.
Chief Revenue Officer
Alberto has considerable experience working on operational improvement projects in services and manufacturing. He spent four years as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and one year at Iguanafix as the Mexico City operations director, later becoming the country manager. He holds a BA in economics from ITESM and a master’s from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Chief Growth Officer
Prior to Casai, Daniel Hermann worked as Head of Growth Capital at Selina and spent more than 10 years structuring M&A transactions in Latam, where he worked at Citigroup, Bradesco BBI and Banco Votorantim. Daniel holds a BA in economics from PUC-SP and a master’s from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
VP of Product & Experience
Ashmin Varma started his career as an Analyst for Deloitte and McKinsey & Company. Following his analyst experience, Ashmin worked as a Strategy Manager for Microsoft in Seattle, Washington. Before coming to Casai in 2020, he spent two years as a Senior Strategy Associate at the boutique design consultancy, Coactuate. Ashmin holds an Honours Business Administration (HBA) degree from Ivey Business School at Western University.