Our Team

Our consultants are some of the most experienced international property experts and residency visa professionals in the market. Please take a moment to meet our team.

Paul Williams, CEO and Founder

Paul is our Chief Executive Officer and founder. Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant with accountants PWC subsequently working with consultants Deloitte and held several senior positions at multi national companies before forming La Vida in 2002. With a career that spans 30 years, Paul has advised many high-net-worth individuals, families and companies on international accountancy, investment property, residency and golden visas. Paul is an Advisory Board Member for the Investment Migration Council, the worldwide association for investor immigration and citizenship-by-investment.  Connect on Linkedin.

Edwina Keyser

Edwina Keyser

Edwina is the International Sales Manager and joined La Vida in 2007.  With over 14 years in the industry, Edwina has a wealth of experience advising high net worth individuals and key clients in all matters regarding residence and citizenship planning in Europe and the Caribbean. She has an extensive knowledge of the residency, citizenship processes and real estate procurement and provides clients with a seamless service.  Edwina is a member of the Investment Migration Council (IMC). Connect on Linkedin.

Daniel Twomey

Daniel Twomey

Daniel is our Business Development Manager and is responsible for spearheading the company’s involvement with new citizenship by investment programmes, overseeing the sales process, and managing relationships with our legal partners and government contacts. An investment migration expert, Daniel has a BA in Business and English, a qualification in Investment Management from the University of Geneva, and a Master’s in International Affairs and Diplomacy from UNITAR. Daniel speaks fluent Mandarin having lived and worked in Shanghai for five years.

Daniel是本公司的商务发展经理,负责我司投资移民项目的拓展,监督销售流程,管理公司与各项目所属政府及当地法律合作伙伴的关系。作为一名投资移民专家,Daniel同时拥有联合国训练研究所(UNITAR)国际公共外交事务硕士学位,英国肯特大学英语和商务学士学位,以及日内瓦大学的投资管理资格认证。他曾在上海工作和生活过五年,普通话十分流利。Connect on Linkedin.

Lizzie Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth “Lizzie” is our marketing manager and has been with La Vida since 2013. Lizzie works closely with both clients and our partners on a daily basis and holds a deep knowledge of international real estate opportunities in all the countries we operate. As the primary contact for our global partners, developers and agents worldwide, Lizzie coordinates our website content, marketing materials and international events. Lizzie is also a member of the Investment Migration Council (IMC).  Connect on Linkedin.

Jessica Brill

Jessica Brill

Jessica graduated with a degree in Spanish and International Business and originally joined La Vida to assist with our online marketing and client support matters prior to becoming a Senior Sale Consultant in 2015. Jessica has travelled extensively internationally and is fluent in Spanish as a second language. Jessica has excellent knowledge of the golden visa programmes and specialises in the Caribbean and European options. Connect on Linkedin.

Jude Clemoes

Jude is Client Manager for La Vida and plays an integral part in processing residency and citizenship applications. Jude is responsible for the company’s pre-application due diligence checks and ensuring the smooth processing of each application. Graduating with a degree in law she has a vast knowledge of the procedures involved with residency and citizenship investment. Jude is a key point of contact with our legal representatives particularly in the Caribbean and Europe. Connect on LinkedIn.

Paul Mandrinos

Paul Mandrinos

Paul is a Senior Consultant focusing on the European & Caribbean RbI/ CbI programmes. He began his career as a Portfolio Manager in wealth management working at UBS and EFG. Paul later shifted his focus to the property sector, working as an Investment Director in a privately held real-estate investment company. His background in finance and real estate in combination with his entrepreneurial drive have resulted in a strong track record of successful transactions.  Paul has attained a BA Business Studies & an MSc in Investment Management from Cass Business School, he speaks fluent Greek. Connect on LinkedIn.

Rebecca Williams

 

Rebecca Williams

Rebecca is our Digital Marketing Executive, specialising in Google and Microsoft Bing advertising. Following her graduation from the University of Exeter, where she gained a BSc in Biological Sciences, Rebecca spent a year working in the marketing field in Sydney. Rebecca also has prior experience working in the digital space for a Blue Chip company in London. At La Vida, Rebecca ensures all clients get the best possible user experience so they can begin their journey to find the most suitable investment programme for their needs. Connect on LinkedIn.

Luke Coupe

 

Luke Coupe

Luke is one of our Senior Consultants and has an experienced background in both business and wealth management, dealing with UHNW and HNW clientele. Originally from South Africa, Luke holds a Law degree as well as two post-graduate diplomas and is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Global Finance at Cass Business school in his spare time. Connect on LinkedIn 

 

Sophie Pepper

Sophie Pepper

Sophie is part of our Customer Sales Support team and works closely with our clients to ensure their citizenship and residency applications are processed seamlessly. After graduating from Birmingham University with a BSc in Psychology, Sophie also spent some time working in Sri Lanka prior to her role here at La Vida. Connect on Linkedin.

Charlie Filleul

 

Charlie Filleul

Charlie is a senior consultant and advises on 18 different investor visa and passport programs. She has 20 years’ experience advising HNW and UHNW clients in international real estate transactions and specifically resort real estate transactions globally. She has a business studies degree from Westminster University. Charlie has lived and worked in several different continents and is fluent in English and Thai. Her global reach and understanding is valuable for our many applicants from over 100 countries worldwide. Connect on LinkedIn.

 

Richard Jacks

 

Richard Jacks

Richard has over 10 years of experience in various sectors including offshore investment, investment migration and financial services. Originally from South Africa, Richard graduated from The University of Pretoria with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Business and Marketing. Now based in our London head office, Richard is one of our first points of contact for our clients, helping them to select the most appropriate investor visa programme to meet their needs. Connect on LinkedIn.

 

Chelita Virdee

Chelita Virdee

Chelita works alongside Jude and Sophie in our Customer Sales Support team ensuring our client’s citizenship and residency applications are processed as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. Chelita graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Law Degree and speaks both English and Punjabi. Connect on LinkedIn

Sai Midha

Sai Midha

Sai is La Vida’s Financial Controller and has over seven years of experience in Finance. Sai holds an Accounting and Finance degree from The University of Kent and later trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a top UK accounting firm. Connect on LinkedIn

Testimonials

The whole process was so organized and the staff were so helpful. Special thanks to Paul Mandrinos and Jude Clemoes, Jude was extremely helpful and easy to talk to.

Nigeria, July 2021

The service I received was very commendable and especially the dedication of Jessica Brill. Well-coordinated service with the law firm in St Kitts

Mr Amechi, Nigeria, July 2021

The service was quite satisfactory. I was very impressed with my handler - Jude Clemoes. She was very professional and patient

Mr Etonye, July 2021

The team did a great job supporting us along the way, tackling hardships, and finding great solutions to the issues we came across

Mr Abdullah, Syria, July 2021

Service was great and level of assistance and communication were exemplary

Mr Oladeji, Nigeria, July 2021

Excellent service. Jessica was very helpful throughout the application process. Very professional and poses a high degree of commitment.

Mr Zimbeva, Zimbabwe, May 2021

It was fantastic!

Mrs Odusanya, Nigeria, March 2021

The team provided timely information to move the process forward and frankly they were on top of the process. Overall, the service provided was very professional.

Nigeria, March 2021

Paul and Jude were exceptionally helpful and kept in contact throughout the process

Nigeria, Dec 2020

I am very satisfied with the services provided by La Vida. I will like to say thank you to Daniel, Jude and Sophie.

Nigeria, Dec 2020

I’m very much satisfied by the service and your choice of partner in the home country. As well, the Team was always responsive at all times during the entire process.

Mr Chukwuemeka, Nigeria, Dec 2020

The service provided was impeccable. The 2 people I dealt with are Ms. Jude Clemoes (that frankly was exceptional) and Daniel Twomey. I really enjoyed working with La Vida and would recommend it to others.

Mr Hinnawi, Lebanon, Nov 2020

My experience with La Vida was amazing. Although the process involved a lot of documentation, Jude made everything seamless. I really appreciate the effort and service provided by the La Vida team.

Nigeria, Nov 2020

Service provide was on point, almost flawless I might say.

Mr Apiafi, Nigeria, Nov 2020

Excellent service. Jude was absolutely fantastic while handling our issues and documentation, especially when it came to managing expectations when the application has a few delays. There fact that we were also able to communicate with the local agent in Grenada at later stages also gave us quite a lot of comfort. La Vida is truly 5 star

Nigeria, Nov 2020

Allow me please, to express my profound thanks and gratitude for your professional & outstanding service! Your patience, support etc., will never go unnoticed. This was indeed GOOD NEWS!
Your are the most trusted team.

South Africa, Oct 2020

The service was professional, efficient and feedback was always very quick. Even though our application was delayed due to the pandemic, we received several assurances which was very helpful. I have recommended your firm to two of my very close friends and their applications are already underway

Nigeria, August 2020

Daniel was so patient with all my voluminous emails / questions without any complaint when we started this journey. His professionalism, openness and willingness to help actually encouraged me to sign up with La Vida. Fabulous and ever ready Jude, who despite her busy schedule, took me by hand through all the processes and documents with smiles all through until the submission of the applications and finally delivery of the PASSPORTS ! For sure, I will recommend LA VIDA to anyone anytime who is interested in obtaining a second citizenship - Your Integrity and Professionalism is EXCELLENT. Please keep it up!!

Mr Ogilo, Nigeria, August 2020

I would like to thank Jude and her team for their help. I had contacted another agency previously and was not satisfied with their lack of answers and guidance, vague timelines and payment information. La Vida had everything down to a science. Although I live on another continent, I always got an answer within 24 hours. They told me in the beginning that my project would take approximately 45 days and it was finished well before that timeline. No matter how many questions I had, the team was always courteous and attentive.

Mr Suess, USA, August 2020

‘'Excellent response and service. The whole service was well explained. Jude and Leslie-Ann took me through the entire process of application until completion. Very well experienced team. Excellent, would recommend to anyone.’’

Mr Flora, Kenya, August 2020

Very efficient. The uploading of documents to Dropbox for screening and vetting work very well.

South Africa, June 2020

It was very easy to coordinate, and no matter how much help was needed La Vida staff were very helpful.

Hamza, Pakistan, June 2020

Service was excellent, and I have not stopped to make recommendations to my friends who have shown interest in a second passport

Nigeria, April 2020

Very happy with the services your company offered, special thanks to Daniel & Jude for their help and support, very patient answering all the questions, always accessible, respond to emails and phone calls even during weekends. Thanks, Daniel & Jude you did Fantastic job.

Anna, Malta, March 2020

I would like to express our gratitude to both of you (Jude and Daniel) for your fantastic job and patients. I am so happy to have chosen your company, definitely recommended, professional and responsive. Thanks again for your support, tireless effort, and understating.

Libya, March 2020

I would like to start by thanking you and your team for your tireless efforts. The service provided was very professional and efficient.
We are happy to have chosen your company, and to have had the chance to have you and your colleagues to guide us through the process.

Alireza, Iran, February 2020

Very good service , and special thanks for Mr Paul Mandrinos for the advice he gave me to obtain Saint Lucian passport , and thanks to Jude Clemoes for all the support along the process.

Libya, November 2019

Simply flawless. Great communication and exceptionally helpful compared to other citizenship service providers I have been in touch with

China, October 2019

I worked with Paul Mandrinos, who has been very helpful on the entire process. I felt the information he gave me was accurate and honest.

USA, October 2019

Great service. Was handled by Paul Mandrinos and he took me trough the entire process.
Managed documentation in less than 3 weeks.Will recommend

Mr Flora, Kenya, October 2019

Response times to e-mails and requests for phone calls was always very quick. When something was promised to be sent in the future then it was delivered on time. Service was always professional and my needs were understood before giving advice, and staff were patient to respond to all my questions, regardless how major or minor they were. The price was within reasonable range relative to competitors.

Canada, October 2019

Jude was exceptional in service and is always so pleasant. Even when we were a bit agitated due to delays experienced during the process, she had a very canny way of restoring calm and confidence. La Vida most surely delivered on their promise. My family and I have already started enjoying the freedom provided by our second passport!

Nigeria, October 2019

Paul Mandrinos was very helpful and informative. He made himself very accessible every time. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is interested.

Nigeria, October 2019

I found their service to be the most informative and helpful. I felt secure with La Vida regarding confidentiality. Very professional and quick, with Nancy in the Dominica being very responsive and efficient

Mr Roux, South Africa, April 2018

Love Daniel, he really went above & beyond. Great guy and super knowledgeable & helpful, throughout the process. I found their service to be the most informative and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Rob, USA, March 2018

We are very happy for all the services your company has offered, staff are so kind, especially Jessica is very helpful and spared us the hassle when we visited Cyprus and made our buying decision. Yes, we’ll definitely recommend you to our friends and family.

Christina, China, November 2016

I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Daniel Twomey as he was of great help to us in our process of applying for Hungary Residency, he always responded to e mails, phone calls even during weekends. Surely I will recommend friends and family who are interested is such project to apply through La Vida due to the fact that the process went smoothly and according to our requirements.

Lana, Iraq, January 2017

Thanks a lot! Your team down here is just great!
It is so amazing! I just succeed to do all in one day!
With Pico and Joao and Ana, all went so fine!
Thanks again for your support! I will keep in touch with you!

Fatou, Ivory Coast, January 2017

Very professional attitude of the team and fantastic local partner in the country of residence program.

Hamzeh, Armenia, March 2018

It was my great pleasure to work with you and La Vida team including Catarina... All went well so far and hope we would conclude the investment next month as planned; I also wish the investment will serve the main purpose of having a citizenship at the end. Honestly, I was satisfied at all levels including legal, contractual, property purchase & price, payment terms, relationship with Counsel, Local Banking and local coordinator

Faisal, UAE, February 2017

I did a lot of research before making contact with La Vida when I was looking to buy an apartment in Spain. I have to say that I made the right choice because they were extremely helpful and professional. It certainly made the buying process far simpler than it could have been. I also want to pay special thanks to Lizzie Edwards of La Vida who was absolutely fantastic throughout and couldn’t do enough to help. I would certainly recommend La Vida to my friends.

John Vicars, UK, January 2015
* Client names amended for confidentiality