Our gang of industry experts

Focused on your revenue growth

We Are Revanista

A full suite of interconnected solutions for independent hotels isn’t something you stumble on by chance.
We’ve been working with hotels, and in hotels, for as long as we can remember. Meet our expert team:


Rachel Howes


Rachel assists in setting our vision and roadmap. Formerly Managing Director of Booking.com Limited she has over 25 years’ experience in accelerating hotels room revenue and is one of the leading international figures in channel management. She has a proven record as a technology entrepreneur and investor and is also co-founder of HomeRez.com, one of Europe’s emerging brand leaders in holiday letting.

Leo Dempsey

Leo Dempsey

Technology Director

Leo is a travel expert with over 14 years experience, inc. 9 years as Area Manager with Booking.com. During his time there, employees grew from 250 employees to over 10,000. In his last year Leo was responsible for over €1bn in Transaction Value.

Margaret Chandler Our Team

Margaret Chandler

Strategic Project Manager

With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Margaret is the General Manager at The Great National Group.

Margaret is responsible for the strategic delivery and leading the development of the Revanista software. She works closely with clients and the development team to establish client requirements.

Christopher Kenny Our Team

Christopher Kenny

Chief E-Commerce Officer

Christopher is a Masters graduate of TU Dublin with over 20 years hospitality experience. His experience includes working in a range of sales and marketing roles.

Michelle O'Brien Our Team

Michelle O'Brien

Systems & Support Manager

Michelle O’Brien has been appointed as Systems and Support Manager with The Great National Group.


Izabela Cierechowiz

Head of Revenue

Izabela joined our skilled team as Head of Revenue in May 2022. Izabela has many years of experience working within the hospitality industry including previous achievements such as Revenue Manager in Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate in Galway. In connection with Izabela's passion for hotels, she loves exceeding budgets and increasing rates based on the current market trends. 


Adrien Biencourt

Software Developer

Adrien is a certified Cloud Solution Architect and Developer. Adrien has experience as a support engineer and customer advisory in well-known Tech leaders such as Microsoft and Oracle. He has worked with a wide range of companies, from local start-ups to multinational corporations, advising their administrators and developers on the latest technologies and best practices. Adrien has been part of many infrastructure/applications deployments and has a strong knowledge of enterprise grade solutions.

Peter Elgar

Peter Elger

Chief Technology Officer

Peter Elger is the founder and CEO of fourTheorem a software company providing expertise on architecture, development, DevOps and machine learning. Prior to founding fourTheorem, Peter was co-founder and CTO of two companies; Stitcher Ads a social advertising platform and nearForm a node.js consultancy specialising in digital transformation projects.

Kerry Shooter

Kerry Shooter

Uk & Ireland Sales Manager

Kerry, has 25 years’ experience in the hotel industrial, working with brands like IHG and Kew Green Management Hotels, then working with independent and small groups for the last 14 years.  During that time working on multimillion pound projects and breaking hotel sales records in a number of hotels.

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