GRETEL PERERA HEAD OF GLOBAL PR, HOMEAWAY From: VENEZUELA
Gretel Perera is a public relations professional with more than 16 years experience in communications at Fortune 500 companies, international markets, agency and tech startups.
Currently, she leads global public relations for HomeAway, the world leader in vacation rentals. Previously, Gretel was responsible for leading communications efforts in Latin America for Evernote, where she was part of a small yet powerful team that grew the company’s presence in the region from 2 million users to more than 18 million users over a three-year period.
Prior to joining Evernote, Gretel worked for more than five years at Dell in several communications roles, including leading Latin America communications, executive communications and internal communications. During her time at Dell, Gretel had the opportunity to live in Brazil for a year to lead the company’s communications in that country.
Gretel started her career on the agency side, having worked at two of the top global PR agencies, Ketchum and Cohn & Wolfe, while representing important brands such as Cover Girl, Lowe’s, Miller Lite and Panasonic.
Originally from Venezuela, Gretel is passionate about traveling and exploring new cultures. She has lived in seven countries, including Barbados, Brazil, Holland, Paraguay, and Russia. Gretel is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Journalism.