Our Team

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 Howes

Managing Director

Rachel, former Managing Director of Booking.com Limited, 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.

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.

Shona Cleary

Shona Cleary

Head of Digital & Data Science

An "out of the box" creative thinker, Shona has over 9 years experience in driving direct booking strategies and brand awareness, adapting a comprehensive, multi-dimensional approach. Shona is passionate about data as a leverage to transform the digital world, applying psychology to the consumer journey to resonate with the audience and creating and developing innovative ideas for hotels.

Aimee Olley

Aimee Olley

Head of Distribution

Spearheading third party distribution, Aimee is responsible for implementing and driving the required system re-configurations, price quality re-positioning and rankings across distribution channels to drive premium demand into the hotels. 

Sandra Madden

Sandra Madden

Head of Revenue

Sandra has over 10 years experience in the hospitality industry including multifunctional roles that extend far beyond optimising room rates and achieving target budgets. Sandra has a proven track record in identifying trends that will impact future performance, providing anecdotal analysis as necessary and assisting hotels through tailored solutions and strategic coordination of revenue management processes and procedures.

Leonard Reidy

Leonard Reidy

Frontend Developer

Leonard is a frontend developer with a background in fullstack JavaScript development. He has designed, prototyped, built and delivered enterprise web application services and user interfaces for businesses specialising in everything from marketing analytics and customer relations management to higher education data analytics. Leonard is passionate about web application software development, deeply committed to the success of the Revanista suite, and excited about the future of hotel revenue management service automation. He divides his spare time between the piano and UI/UX research.

Stephane Klemenci

Stephane Klemenci

Backend Developer

With over 10 years experience working on enterprise-level IT developments for global brands including Airbus, Renault, Peugeot and Air France, Stephane is one of Europe’s leading experts in cutting edge software development. This includes high performance computing and micro service architecture: with Airbus for example, Stephane led the development of a €4 million project to develop satellite imaging for the company’s Defence and Space division.

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