Decades of experience.
Unparalleled performance.

Who We Are

The Nocturne management team brings decades of experience and cross-functional expertise in high-end travel drawn from leadership positions in the luxury hotel, tour operating, publishing and vacation rental industries.

Executive Team

We know luxury travel.

Scott Simmons

CEO and Co-founder

Scott is Nocturne’s master strategist. Perspicacious with deep knowledge of the luxury travel industry gained from his executive leadership experience with acclaimed brands Abercrombie & Kent and Andrew Harper Travel, publisher of the highly regarded Hideaway Report. Prior to co-founding Nocturne, he was a principal with BeautifulPlaces, the leading vacation rental company in California Wine Country. His start-up experience also includes co-founding Harborview Nantucket and a vacation rental platform for colleges and universities with a philanthropic underpinning. Prior to entering the travel sector, Scott was a senior M&A advisor for the venerable British investment bank Cazenove & Co.

Email: scott@nocturneluxuryvillas.com

Marshall Calder

President and co-founder

Marshall is Nocturne’s “outside of the box” thinker. Innovative and fearless, Marshall is a transformative leader who made his mark in the hotel industry by building/ transforming start-ups, early-stage companies and established brands into high performing market leaders. Marshall held several executive positions with The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) including as president of its subsidiary, Prima Hotels. He founded The Leading Small Hotels of the World, a collection of 130 luxury boutique hotels. As head of worldwide marketing for LHW, he led the venerable company to its zenith as a global luxury brand. Marshall turned his attention to vacation rentals as head of Caribbean operations for Sonoma-based BeautifulPlaces. He partnered with Scott Simmons to form Nocturne Luxury Villas in October 2019.

Email: marshall@nocturneluxuryvillas.com

Carl Colletti

CFO And Principal

Carl is the steady hand of Nocturne. With decades of experience with public and private equity-backed companies, Carl brings precision and expertise across a broad range of disciplines, including accounting and finance, human resources, information technology and operations. As CFO of Vacation Rental Pros, Chief Accounting Officer for the $1bn V-Commerce company, Fanatics, Inc., plus years of increasingly senior positions at leading financial institutions such as Blackstone Group, Merrill Lynch, and Neuberger Berman, Carl has become a master of complex systems implementations, acquisitions, audits, financings and building productive relationships with key stakeholders. Carl joined Nocturne in April 2021.

Email: carl@nocturneluxuryvillas.com

Other Members of the Board of Directors

  • Peter Roushdy, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Gladstone Investment Corporation
  • Corey Golde, CEO Aureus Capital
  • Christina Casas, Founder & Former CEO of Exceptional Stays