About Us

You own your property, now use it to travel the world!

Vebo works like a bank. It is not a direct home swap service. First, you open an account, then you make a deposit of time from your vacation home or investment property. Then you simply withdraw weeks or months in other private properties around the world. You can personally use the weeks or give them to friends, business associates and family.

What is the highest average occupancy you are achieving in your property? Vebo enables you to maximize your return on investment by leveraging the time that your property sits empty. Why have your vacation home sitting empty ANY time when you could use that time skiing in Queenstown, New Zealand or relaxing by the pool in a resort in Mexico?

Exchange with Vebo and save an average of $2,000 per week of travel! Being a private and exclusive club, our owner-to-owner service guarantees like-minded people to trade with. You exchange because it’s simple!

The Team

Matthew O’Rourke

Matthew O’Rourke

FOUNDER AND CEO

Matthew has passionately worked in the vacation home industry for the past 26 years. Mostly based in Mexico, Caribbean, Hawaii, Bali and Australia, Matt has launched Vebo recognizing the huge need for a flexible, user-friendly, online, non-simultaneous international exchange service for home owners. With his extensive experience, Vebo is transforming the way owners can use their vacation homes.

Lance Shofer (BCom CPA)

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Lance has over 25 years’ experience in the investment banking, IT and retail industries. Lance joined the co-founders of MYOB at inception and helped grow the business from 3 employees to 500 and reach a value of $1 billion when listed on the stock exchange in 2000. As a Founding Investor in Vebo, Lance realised the growing need in the marketplace for a more flexible vacation home exchange.

Lance Shofer (BCom CPA)
Larry Fingleson (BBus CA)

Larry Fingleson (BBus CA)

ADVISOR

Larry's business advisory experience was gained at Ernst & Young in London and Sydney. His small business experience is a 12 year journey as Managing Director and major shareholder of Priority Planners taking the business from 5 staff to 25 and more than quadrupling the value of the business within 5 years.

Michael Topper (CA MBA)

ADVISOR

Michael has over 20 years of marketing, sales, accounting and general management experience in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. He has spent many years helping businesses grow and succeed through the development and implementation of strategic business and marketing plans.

Michael Topper (CA MBA)
Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin

Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin

ADVISOR

Sebastien is a creative engineer with a passion for all things tech. He has won Anthill Magazine’s 30under30. Sebastien is also an inventor and co-owner of a patent for autonomous landing systems for military aircraft, which won him the prestigious title of top post-graduate researcher at the University of New South Wales, whilst completing his Masters in Electronic Engineering. He is an active member of the Institute of Engineers Australia, where he was nominated for the Most Inspirational Engineer of the year in 2010. Sebastien is the founder /CEO and genius behind Blue Chilli. www.bluechilli.com

Partners

Vebo's Partners

The Perfect Travel Group is a Founding Investor in Vebo and can offer all the travel services required to make the perfect vacation.

  • Offices in Australia, France and Japan