About The Team

September 22, 2021

AmericanConcierge.com, Inc.

Sharon Carr, Co-Founder & Director
“Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn

Sharon decided to celebrate her 60th birthday with a six-month hiatus from her life in NYC. She stayed in an apartment in Paris for two of those months, exploring the city on foot, via metro –and eventually on city bikes.  Fortuitously, she met other Americans living in Paris, who helped her tremendously.  Three years later, she co-founded AmericanConcierge.com to make it easier [and more fun] for others, who like herself, want to get the most out of their time in Paris.

Ivan Zatkovich, CEO
“To breathe Paris is to preserve one’s soul.” – Victor Hugo

Ivan is a Consultant/Expert Witness for IP Software and Telecommunication.  He loves Paris…and he loves Sharon.  His job allows him to work from anywhere so he & Sharon have figured out how to survive and thrive in a tiny apartment in the 19th Arrondissement, which they frequent as often as possible.  AmericanConcierge.com is the happy result of them figuring out how to get where, what and whom they needed in a complicated city whose language they hadn’t spoken since High School.

Ann Marie Jack, CFO & COO -USA
“What an immense impression Paris made upon me. It is the most extraordinary place in the world!” – Charles Dickens

Ann was at a transitional point in her life where she wanted to leave the corporate world and do what she loves. In Fall of 2017, AC was looking for someone to fill a unique position with knowledge of both Accounting and Business Operations and she was the “ideal” fit!  From Sales to Operations to Financials, she has done it all. She also works closely with our team in Paris and always looks forward to her annual trips where she gets a taste of what we offer to our clients.

Leslie Kavanaugh, Sr. Travel Designer & VP Sales, Marketing
“There are only two places in the world we can live happy: at home and in Paris” – Ernest Hemingway

Leslie’s first visit to Paris uncovered a passion and inspired her to follow a new path of sharing her love of Paris with other Americans. Since 2018, she has worked with hundreds of travelers creating custom itineraries, all unique and special — just like our clients. Using her knowledge, creativity and attention to detail, her itineraries bring the magic of Paris to life.

Mike Carr, Consultant
“In victory, you deserve Champagne; in defeat, you need it.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

Michael is a sales & operations consultant with experience in consumer goods and technology. He loves to travel and believes Paris is one of the best cities in the world. When AmericanConcierge.com started attracting more clients outside of friends and family Michael wanted to help build the business. His insights into sales and operations has helped us develop a client-focused support system on both sides of the Atlantic.

AmericanConcierge.com FRANCE

Guy Didier – Chairman, Paris
…the City of Lights

Guy comes to us from the entertainment industry, both professionally and in his personal life.  He started his professional career working for Paramount Pictures in France and became CEO of Films Paramount France from 1986 – 2010.  An accomplished organist, he’s won several global competitions and is currently the bearer of an historical organ at Saint-Jacques Saint-Christophe de la Villette Church where you can hear him play for their services on Sunday mornings.

David Sarmiento-Castillo, Chief Operations Officer, Paris
“We’ll always have Paris” – Casablanca 1942

David is an archaeologist that built his in the field expertise into several international programs with an emphasis on public research and higher education institutions. All his travels brought him to Paris; eventually France became his home. David brings his love of Paris to AC and is especially excited to introduce visitors to new venues and destination, adding even more magical moments to our custom itineraries.

Krystal Kenny, Social Media & Booking Coordinator, Paris
“Too much of anything is bad. But too much champagne is just right” -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Krystal has called Paris home for over a decade now working as a photographer and communications expert. She loves helping people discover the secrets of Paris and scouting out the best guides and experiences for visitors.

In addition to the above, AmericanConcierge.com is proud to enlist 21+ certified guides who love what they do, are fluent in English, extremely knowledgeable and have a great sense of humor, ensuring our clients the very best of the best regardless of how short or long their visit in France.

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