Meet Our Team
Denise D'Mello | Director of Global Solutions
Based out of London, England, Denise D’Mello is an integral part of Synergy’s international presence. As the Director of Global Solutions, Denise is primarily responsible for client and partner development throughout the UK and EMEA.
She started her career with Synergy in July 2012. Denise expresses, “I am ecstatic about the opportunity to join such an innovative, dynamic company. I am highly driven and passionate about developing the Synergy brand internationally.”
Her love of travel since an early age has taken her to most continents, and this desire to experience vast cultures and seek flavors has developed into her work.
With over 12 years of experience within the hospitality industry, Denise has built her international expertise through her outstanding achievements in global business development.
Joyce Munoz | General Manager, Northern California Operations
Joyce Munoz has been with Synergy Corporate Housing for over 10 years and became General Manager, Northern California Operations in 2012. Joyce began at Synergy as a Guest Service Representative, concentrating on Utility connections. After a year in that role, she was promoted to the Account Executive position and then to Senior Account Executive. Through dedication and excellence Joyce was again promoted in 2011 to Global Client Relations Manager where she oversaw the accounts of key clients.
Joyce was recognized in 2004 with the Partner Award for Excellence in Performance. She enjoys the interaction with her clients and loves the team atmosphere at Synergy Corporate Housing. She says that the “passion” that burns here at Synergy Corporate Housing is very contagious and will keep her here for a long time.
Laura Williamson | General Manager, Southern California Operations
Laura is a Las Vegas native with extensive experience in the hospitality industry, beginning her career in corporate housing in 1985. She held escalating positions throughout her tenure with one of the nation’s largest corporate housing providers before joining Synergy in 2013. Twenty-eight years in this industry has taught her to listen to the customer, execute and deliver excellence in service by team collaboration and contribution.
She is a mother of one wonderful college-age son, currently residing in Los Angeles and will oversee the SoCal Operations. Laura is excited about her new role with Synergy and being a part of this dynamic family!
MJ Myers | General Manager, San Diego
MJ Myers started her journey with Synergy in San Diego in 2012 as a Government Specialist. MJ transitioned into her current role as General Manager of San Diego in 2013. Bringing both corporate and government expertise to the Synergy Team, MJ Myers will be servicing corporate and government housing requests.
MJ began her career working for the Naval Marketing Department in Japan. She researched and wrote articles on moving, expat experiences and relocation processes. Her passion for guiding and researching options lead her to the corporate housing industry in San Diego. “With over 25 years in the corporate housing industry, I am excited to make Synergy my home and work with a team of professional experts.”
As an industry leader, MJ is involved in San Diego Relocation Management, Southern California Relocation Council, Military Affairs Council, Chamber of Commerce and active supporter of Navy League/Warrior Foundation. MJ lives in San Diego and has three beautiful daughters, all enjoying sports, travel and camping.
Joanne Lucila Soltes | Director of Guest Experience
Joanne Lucila Soltes joined the company in December 2003 as an Account Executive. In early 2005, she transferred from Reservations to the Accounting department to become the Accounting Supervisor. Through her exceptional customer service skills and problem solving abilities, Joanne was named Director of Guest Experience in 2011.
Prior to joining Synergy, Lucila Soltes was in the banking industry for 10 years, starting as a teller with Wells Fargo while attending California State University Hayward, and progressed to the branch management level by the time she left in 2000. Lucila Soltes then moved on to the private banking sector and was a Senior US Private Banking Client Services Officer for three years with HSBC Bank USA.
Ana Lyles | IT Manager
Ana Lyles is one of the founding employees of Synergy Corporate Housing. Starting as a Guest Service Representative, she was promoted to IT Manager. Besides overseeing IT at Synergy, Lyles is responsible for all specialized billing and Accounts Receivables.
Her dedication and love for Synergy has led the way to an amazing team of employees, including her older sister Joyce Munoz (GM, Northern California Operations) and younger sister Frances Tacorda (GM, Global Solutions).
Janette Moir | Accounting Manager
A Scotland native, Janette arrived in the United States in 1979 and began her career in the real estate industry soon after. She served as Assistant to the Editor for a real estate magazine where she worked for ten years. Janette then found her way to relocation, where she managed accounting departments. This background set her up to become an invaluable contribution to Synergy where she has worked for the past four and a half years as the Accounting Manager.
Janette is proud to be a part of the passion Synergy shares which she feels drives the company, and admires the commitment to our clients and our evolving vision for the future.
Frances Tacorda | General Manager Global Solutions
Frances Tacorda is currently the General Manager of Global Solutions. She started as a part-time employee at Synergy in January 2000 while she was a senior in high school. She was a Guest Service Representative and continued to work for Synergy as a Guest Service Representative during her vacation breaks from the University of California, Santa Barbara, doing more in-depth administrative work and projects. After graduating in three years with a Business Economics degree, she continued to work for Synergy on a full-time basis as an Accounting Representative.
After a year and a half, she moved to Los Angeles to become the Operations Manager. Frances came back to Nor Cal after a year to assume both the Marketing Manager role, as well as an Account Executive role. In 2010, Frances launched the Synergy Los Angeles office and was recognized with the Partner Award for Excellence in Performance. She returned to Northern California as a Global Senior Account Executive and in 2012 was promoted to her current position.
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