global leadership team


Our leadership team sets the tone for our industry-leading approach to stress-less guest experiences. Our executive team works tirelessly to ensure that Synergy delivers the ultimate furnished housing experience for our clients and guests worldwide.


    Henry Luebbert
    Co-Founding Partner

    Henry Luebbert, a 30-year veteran of the housing industry, brings a profound passion for hospitality and guest service to the organization. As a Co-Founding Partner at Synergy Global Housing, he is responsible for the overall strategic position and vision of the company. On a day-to-day basis, Luebbert oversees Synergy’s Operations and Finance divisions.

    Luebbert began his illustrious career in the hotel industry, first serving as a bellhop, then a Rooms Division Manager at the ITT Sheraton. During this time, Luebbert’s love for hospitality and guest service took shape and became a passion, a passion he brought to the Corporate Housing Industry when he joined Oakwood Worldwide in 1990.

    At Oakwood, Luebbert focused on identifying innovative solutions that enhanced the guest experience. His efforts lead to a Regional Manager promotion, overseeing Oakwood’s entire Pacific Northwest region. In this role, Luebbert teamed up with Jack Jensky, and the two began a partnership that would eventually lead to the founding of Synergy Global Housing.

    He is currently a board member for the Corporate Housing Providers Association and offers guidance to the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers, Global Business Travelers Association, and the Serviced Apartment Summit.



    Jack Jensky
    Co-Founding Partner

    Jack Jensky has spent nearly three decades serving the corporate housing industry, twenty years as the Co-Founding Partner of Synergy Global Housing. He helped grow Synergy from a local regional housing provider into the global housing program management company it is today. Jensky is responsible for the development and delivery of innovative, customizable solutions that meet the evolving needs of the customer. On a day-to-day basis, Jensky oversees the organization’s Sales and Marketing efforts.

    Jensky began his career as a sales representative at Oakwood Worldwide, where he grew a client contact list of three to 103 within his first six months of employment. He was promoted to Regional Sales Manager in 1992. It is in this role Jensky developed his leadership skills and strengthened his ability to serve as a mentor to the various sales individuals on his team.

    While serving in this role, Jensky met Henry Luebbert, where the two quickly realized they both shared a passion for enhancing the guest experience of the temporary housing industry. Eventually, they began a partnership that became Synergy Global Housing.

    In 2005, Jensky was awarded the Corporate Housing Providers Association’s (CHPA) Individual of the Year Award. In addition, under his leadership, Synergy has been awarded CHPA’s Most Creative Marketing and Best Green Progress awards.



    Debra Christopher
    President, Americas

    Debra Christopher is an experienced serviced accommodations expert with more than 25 years of industry experience. She joined Synergy in 2015 after serving as the Vice President of Operations for the Irvine Company, where she was responsible for management of more than 14,000 multi-family units as well as the company’s corporate furnished division.

    She entered the furnished apartments industry after beginning her career in property management, where she held a Certified Property Management designation and was a licensed real estate broker. She has served as an executive at Irvine Company and Oakwood Worldwide.

    As President of the Americas, Christopher works to execute Synergy’s strategy, with a focus on organizational culture, innovation, strategic planning, and talent management.



    Stephen Hanton
    President, International

    Stephen Hanton is an award-winning leader in multinational operational hospitality management with expertise in multiple operating models, rapid growth, and leading teams through transitions. Hanton has served in a variety of management and executive roles ranging across aparthotels, hotels, serviced apartments, property management, and corporate housing.

    Before Synergy, Hanton worked as CEO Commercial for The Serviced Apartment Company (SACO), as Managing Director of EMEA at BridgeStreet Accommodations Ltd., and as General Manager of Hyde Park Residence on London’s Park Lane. In addition, Hanton held General Manager roles with Marriott and Holiday Inn.

    As Synergy’s President, International, Hanton will drive its international vision and growth while ensuring Synergy’s unique brand of people, passion and innovation remains intact throughout the global regions.



    Craig Partin
    Executive Vice President, Sales

    A recognized leader in the corporate housing and mobility space, Craig Partin has held various sales and leadership roles for corporations in the relocation management, property management, and corporate housing space; including SIRVA Relocation and Altair Global Relocation. Most recently, Partin served as Chief Sales Officer at Furnished Quarters, where he led the company’s worldwide sales organization and served on the company’s Executive Leadership Team.

    At Synergy, Partin leads its global sales force, is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s global sales strategy and revenue growth, as Synergy expands its global footprint.



    Claire Barrie
    Vice President of Sales, EMEA

    A proven leader and industry pioneer, Barrie brings close to two decades of experience and expertise to her role with Synergy. She has held various sales leadership roles for corporations in the serviced accommodation space. Most recently, as VP of Sales at BridgeStreet, she played a pivotal role in growing the company’s footprint in key markets throughout Europe in both a client and supplier capacity. Prior to BridgeStreet, Barrie served as the Director of Sales for Clarendon. Before that, she firmly placed Oakwood Worldwide as a European force serving as its Director of Sales, EMEA—one of three positions she held throughout her 14 plus years with the industry pioneer.

    In Synergy, Barrie, a designated Worldwide ERC® Global Mobility Specialist (GMS),, oversees sales throughout the EMEA region, develops new clients and sectors while leading a team to ensure exceptional service delivery to core global clientele. Additionally, she currently serves as a Director for the Supplier Board with the Institute of Travel and Meetings (ITM). A post she’s held since January of 2016.



    Robin Spindel
    Vice President, Marketing

    Robin Spindel is a strategic marketing executive with a talent for driving growth-mode companies to greater brand recognition, profit, and international market share. She brings over 20 years of executive-level marketing experience in the hospitality industry to her role at Synergy.

    Before Synergy, Spindel served as EVP of Marketing for serviced apartment company Furnished Quarters, where she proved pivotal in doubling the company’s annual revenue, expanding its digital presence, and fueling the company’s growth from a regional player to a global corporate housing company during her eight-year tenure. Prior to Furnished Quarters, Spindel served in marketing executive roles for Ultimate Escapes, Insight Cuba, and Sherman’s Travel.

    At Synergy, Spindel leads the global marketing team and is responsible for Synergy’s international marketing strategy and execution.


    Robert Wyatt
    Vice President, Client Services

    An international travel and relocation expert, Wyatt brings 15 years of relocation experience to his role with Synergy. He began his relocation career in Hong Kong, working for an Asia-headquartered household goods moving company. Further, his resume includes positions as an Operations Team Leader and an executive leadership role as Vice President of Client Services for The MI Group, a relocation management firm. He oversaw the entire Asia Pacific operational excellence team.

    After 27 years of living and working in Hong Kong, Wyatt, a designated Worldwide ERC® Global Mobility Specialist (GMS), immigrated to the U.S. in early 2019 to lead the Aires Relocation west coast relocations team.

    In his role as Vice President Client Services, Robert is responsible for managing the overall relationship between critical corporate clients and the supporting account management team. This includes full reporting responsibilities, escalations, business reviews, new client implementations, policy/benefit benchmarking, and global trends analysis.



    Leslie O’Brien
    Vice President, Operations

    Leslie O’Brien has deep experience in the corporate housing space spanning nearly 30 years. She came to Synergy from Oakwood, where she most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of Domestic Operations. In this role, O’Brien was responsible for the management, growth and operational execution of Oakwood’s U.S. market, coast to coast. She also spearheaded a customer experience initiative for the U.S. market and was the Executive sponsor for large domestic and global accounts with revenue exceeding $100 million.

    At Synergy, O’Brien leads the U.S. Operations team and is responsible for the development, growth and operational execution of Synergy’s U.S. markets.



    Joan McCarthy Mack
    Vice President, Global Supply Chain

    An accomplished leader in the global relocation, temporary housing, and insurance housing industries, Mack began her career more than 20 years ago in Supply Chain management at CARTUS where she led their temporary housing and rental housing supply chain programs.  
    She has since held various leadership positions within BridgeStreet Worldwide, where she was responsible for the strategic development and leadership of their global operations and supply chain and at Oakwood Corporate Housing where under her leadership she created and led their first-ever Insurance Housing brand.  Mack, an expert in Supply Chain management is known for her keen focus on results through applying consistent standards, performance metrics and rigorous supplier management and for creating strong partner relationships based on mutual benefit and transparency.
    In 2010, she was awarded the Individual Contributor of the Year award for her work in establishing one of the industry’s first comprehensive global supply chain networks. 
    Mack has worked with Synergy on several projects and most recently joined Synergy Global Housing in March of 2020 as Vice President of Global Supply Chain and is responsible for the strategic direction, vision and growth of Synergy’s award winning Supply Chain program. 


    Gary Koos
    Chief Financial Officer

    Gary Koos has more than 35 years of international finance and leadership experience, having served in multiple senior and C-level financial and operational roles across a broad range of industries. His experience spans public and private companies including CEO and CFO positions.

    Koos was responsible for leading the financial and operational restructuring for Worldwide Energy, a global energy service company, and Manufacturing USA Inc., a U.S. publicly listed and China-based manufacturing company.

    Mr. Koos is responsible for Synergy’s global accounting and finance operation.



    Sharon Mercado
    Chief People Officer

    Sharon Mercado is an accomplished and seasoned Human Resources practitioner with 20 years of experience overseeing a full spectrum of personnel programs, services, and functions. She joined Synergy in 2014.

    Prior to joining Synergy, Mercado served in human resources roles for various companies around the world, including several start-up organizations, giving her the experience of supporting a large, diverse workforce in multiple international locations. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, Northern California Human Resources Association, and Forbes Human Resources Council.

    Mercado is responsible for the organization’s staffing, training, recruitment, retention, and culture initiatives.