Our Mission

To open possibilities for property managers and their guests through meaningful technology and personalized experience.

Our Vision

To be the world’s leading operating system for property managers across the full spectrum of guest accommodations.

Our Story

Our founders both sought to improve wellbeing for people and the world we live in, but from diverse perspectives: green architecture and brain fitness. These unique paths converged thanks to a shared love of technology, sustainability, and travel. Operto was born from a desire to make life better for property managers, who are the busiest people we’ve ever met.

Originally called Slickspaces, our first goal was to reduce the environmental impact and energy consumption of short-term vacation rentals. Like many problems, it was simple in theory but challenging to solve. Convincing guests to turn off lights and thermostats was impossible, so we turned to technology - using smart locks to automate the process.

These early days of managing guest access revealed a much greater need. Property managers were spending countless hours getting guests in and out of their properties. They had almost no visibility into the status of their units and no centralized system from which to operate. While smart home technology was becoming increasingly common, nothing brought solutions together to create a truly cooperative ecosystem.

That seed brought us to where we are today: the world’s leading operating system for property managers across the full spectrum of guest accommodations.

Our Founders
Michael Driedger
Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder
Architecture & Green Building
Michael has more than 2 decades of experience in architecture, building design and construction with a passion for energy efficiency, sustainability, and intelligent systems designed to improve our overall quality of life.
Mark Baxter
Chief Product Officer, Co-founder
Product Design & Usability
Mark has been an entrepreneur & product designer for 20+ years; his award-winning products have reached more than 30M customers, with the aim of offering personalized experiences that are seamlessly integrated into our everyday lives.
Jason Lam
Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder
Technology & Security
Jason has 18 years of experience as solution architect, engineering manager & senior software engineer. He’s been both a key early stage innovator and the architect of mission critical systems in enterprise environments.

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