Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
Lorena Miranda Bendeck
A full blooded Miami girl, Lorena is the daughter of Colombian immigrant parents and a proud Florida State University graduate. With over 25 countries visited and 15+ years experience in developing businesses overseas as a Financial Planner and then as an International Steel Trader, launching a brand with makers from around the world was like second skin when she started building LVM Group and companies in 2015. A life lover with an affinity for all things luxury, Lorena has dedicated this phase of her life to uplifting communities through the sale of their handmade luxury grade products and committing to helping them learn and apply better business practices so they can grow their own businesses successfully and sustainably.
Born and bred in Miami to a Cuban immigrant father and a Southern mother, Victoria and Lorena met during their FSU days studying abroad in Spain. She has since gone on to spend 6+ years in luxury hotel and restaurant management and event planning before pursuing her MBA at Emory University in Atlanta. After business school, she spent the next 6 years in marketing for a Fortune 50 company all while working with Lorena to build LVM Group. With over 60 international trips to 44 countries she is well on her way to her goal of visiting 50 countries before age 40. When not galavanting around the world, you can find her volunteering in her local community with The Junior League of Atlanta, failing at gardening, and hosting soirees for her friends.
Business Development Director
Born in Hungary, raised in Canada, and now living in Miami, Genevieve speaks 5 languages and is in charge of directing and managing all territories within the US, Canada, and LATAM. Deeply connected to her Christian faith, Genevieve is delighted to be a part of a company like Sonder & Holliday because their values and purpose aligns perfectly with the kind of organization she would want to be a part of professionally.
A Miami native and close friend (since high school!) of Lorena, Koko is a vital part of the daily operations required to ensure the office, staff, and operations of the business run smoothly. Dependable, reliable, and always thinking 5 steps ahead, Koko helps keep the screws on all the wheels in the office.
Business Development and Coordinator Agent- Ghana
As the Business Developer and Coordinator in Ghana, Abraham is directly responsible for organizing the weaving teams, ensuring the weaver verification process, reporting their pay, and managing the quality of all of the items made for Sonder and Holliday in Ghana. Currently, he is also serving as the liaison between our team in the United States and the engineers and builders working on the reconstruction of the Victoria Business and Design Center that is being financed by our privately funded reinvestment program, The Victoria Project.