Meet the team
HotelFriend Top Management
Denis Severyuk
Chief Executive Officer
  • Studied Business Informatics at Leipzig University
  • Ph.D. candidate in Business Informatics (Topic: Software Economy)
  • 20+ years in software development
  • 15+ years of experience in IT optimization of business processes
  • 10+ years in marketing & media
  • A broad IT Consulting background in large corporations
  • Passionate about building digital solutions in any kind of difficulty and structuring companies with IT Solutions
Besarioni Kamarauli
Chairman of the supervisory board
  • Studied marketing and banking; Economics faculty, the University of Tbilisi, Georgia
  • International innovator and blockchain expert
  • CEO-Founder of Georgian National Blockchain Agency
  • 20+ years of experience in Marketing, Strategic Management, Tourism, and Governmental Projects
  • President of the Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
  • 15+ years of experience in TV Commercial and Advertisement Strategy
Edgar Wolf
Member of the supervisory board (specializes in Financing)
  • 30+ years of experience in financing intermediation
  • Lots of companies managed
  • Serial investor, founder and entrepreneur
Dr. Wilfried Roeder
Member of the supervisory board (specializes in IT)
  • Degree in Economics from the Leipzig Business School (HHL)
  • Ph.D. rer. oec. since 1987
  • 23 years Head of IT Department Business Informatics, University Leipzig
  • Senior expert on Privacy Security, IT-Infrastructure and data protection
  • Former IT head of german manufacturing company ORWO Net GmbH
  • 40+ years of IT expertise
Frank Doepelheuer
Member of the advisory board (specializes in Hospitality)
  • 30+ years a passionate hotelier and manager of several hotels
  • Member of the Harzer Hotels Marketing Group
  • 16 years as the President of the Saxony-Anhalt Hotel and Restaurant Association (DEHOGA)
  • Honorary President of DEHOGA
  • Inventor of the donkey driver's license
Igor Hladchenko
Chief Technical Officer
  • Studied Computer Science at Sikorsky University, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 10+ years of software development and team management experience
  • 8+ years of expertise of startup management in the hospitality industry
  • Information technology expert with technical background
  • Passionate about new technologies in hospitality and travel industries
Bogdan Romashko
Chief Marketing Officer
  • 10+ years of online marketing experience
  • 10+ years of SEO experience
  • 8+ years of web development experience
  • Tech-savvy Business Development professional
  • Passionate about technology with a high emphasis on SaaS
Rene Welz
Chief Research Officer
  • 12 years of academic research
  • Assistant professor and corporate coach
  • Corporate funding and usability expert
  • Great startup experience (5+ accompanied startups)
  • Project manager, responsible for legal, funding and R & D

Our offices

Berlin

Berlin

Berlin

Friedrichstrasse 171, 10117

Berlin, Germany

Tel.: +49 30 46999 5418
Leipzig

Leipzig

Leipzig

Thomasiusstraße 2, 04109

Leipzig, Germany

Tel.: +49 30 46999 5418
Kyiv

Kyiv

Kyiv

Sichovykh Striltsiv str., 10, 04053

Kyiv, Ukraine

Tbilisi

Tbilisi

Tbilisi

Isani-Samgori district, Varketili Array, Zemo Plateau, II M/D, Building 21

Tbilisi, Georgia

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