Our company was born organically from the needs of ultra-luxury travelers and high-end homeowners. Since inception, we have invested in a select portfolio of our own exceptional properties and partnered with other homeowners to bring first-rate experiences to our guests.

We accompany guests as you would treat visiting family to make sure every stay is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. That each birthday, proposal, anniversary or special celebration our guests share with us is unforgettable.

We’re not just a company, we’re a travel and lifestyle community.

Executive Team


Larry Mueller

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Prior to Cuvée, Larry was President and CEO of Ariba, a B2B start-up software platform in Silicon Valley that went public in the US and Japan markets and became one of the largest market cap companies in the dot-com era. Larry was also the CEO at Imageware Corporation (sold to EDS) and had a 16-year career at IBM which included managing IBM’s Business Partner channel for the US based in New York as well as running IBM’s European business headquartered in Paris, France.

Larry has been active in the ultra-luxury real estate market for the past 20 years and has designed, restored and constructed luxury homes around the world. He founded Cuvée in 2006 as a vehicle to activate his passion for Investment, Lifestyle and Community. Through Cuvée Private Equity Funds, very selective investments are made in ultra-luxury real estate in the most sought-after destinations to produce financial returns for investors plus a lifestyle dividend unparalleled in the industry. The Community of Cuvée includes Investors, Rental Guests, like-minded property owners that utilize Cuvée for property and rental management and individuals and companies that support the philanthropic focus of Cuvée.

Over the past six years Cuvée has leveraged its core asset of the most incredible properties and services to raise over $7 million for charities across the US that provide aid to underprivileged children. Cuvée founded Flight to Luxury which is one of the most premier fundraising events in Denver and has a goal of raising $1.7M for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver in September 2017.

Larry is an alumni of the University of Wisconsin and Harvard Executive Management School. He is a member of Tiger 21, which is a peer-to-peer learning network for high-net-worth investors and sits on multiple boards.


Susan Farrugia

Co-founder and Chief of Staff

Susan is a co-founder of Cuvée and has been Managing Director for the global portfolio of ultra-luxury homes since 2006. She runs investor relations, assists with the acquisition and design enhancements of Cuvée homes, and oversees the renovation and construction projects.

Prior to Cuvée, she was the Director in the Office of the President and CEO at Ariba Technologies, and the Director of Business Operations and Controller at Imageware Corporation.

Management Team

Emily Mueller

Associate Creative Director

Rita Cuéllar

Sr. Director, Destination Operations

Blair Wilson

Director of Sales

Whitney Skylar

Director, Events and Strategic Partnerships

Jesse Ehret

Senior VP of Finance and Accounting

Sarah Adams

Executive Assistant to Partners

Support Team


Isaiah Bruno

Client Experience Associate

Meredith Surbrugg

Staff Accountant

Tim Heintz

Senior Accountant

Frank Kudla

Agent Relations Manager

Alexis Turner

Client Experience Manager

Laura McGetrick

Graphic Designer, Marketing Coordinator

Allison Spurrell

Operations Coordinator

Brittany Desmet

Client Experience Manager

Stephanie Willingham

Project Manager

Cheryl Lucas

Lead Interior Designer

Our international destination managers

Silvia Fernandez

General Manager, Los Cabos

Eric Cohen

General Manager, Aspen

Mariah Lee Ross

Destination Manager - Vail Valley

Alexandra Arama

Destination Manager - Vail Valley

Crystal Cisco

Senior Destination Manager
Wings Travel Expert

Myriam Benchabane

Destination Manager - St. Barths

Esteban Pelaez

Destination Manager - Los Cabos

Michelle Pelaez

Destination Manager - Los Cabos

Hoku Lai

Destination Manager - Hawaii

Daniel MacArthur

Owner Services and Penthouse Manager

Paolo Ceccherini

Property Manager - Tuscany

Francesco Barone

Destination Manager - Tuscany