Roman Peskin

Goals

To understand more about Roman Peskin including his professional background and previous ventures in order to prepare for a meeting.

Early Findings

Background

  • Roman Peskin is the current founder and CEO of Global Hero.
  • Peskin has also worked as the CEO of Go Interactive, Vice President at Data Art and OneTwoTrip, General Manager of La Boutique Hotel and Hotel Berlin, and a website manager for Travellux.
  • In addition, Peskin was also the Co-Founder and CEO of DealAngel and INNtelligenz.
  • He holds a Master's degree in Biochemical Engineering from UFA State Technical University and a Master's in Business Administration from University of Pittsburgh.

DealAngel

  • Peskin and Bob Rogers co-founded DealAngel in 2012. The company provided a search platform for travelers who wanted to get a good deal on a hotel, however, the site was not necessarily based on price, rather the value of the savings; in other words, how the price compared to the market value of rooms in the same caliber.
  • The company received $868,000 in seed money throughout 2011 and 2012.
  • Investors in DealAngel included Techstars, Right Side Capital Management, Foresight Ventures, and Bright Capital.
  • In 2013, a little over a year after it was founded, DealAngel was acquired by the Russian travel startup OneTwoTrip.
  • Details of the acquistion were not disclosed, however, DealAngel had an estimated value of $10-$15 million.

INNtelligenz

  • In 2008, Peskin co-founded INNtelligenz which created an online competitive intelligence and analytic tool for hotels.
  • INNtelligenz was included in the DealAngel acquisition by OneTwoTrip in 2013.
  • The platform was updated and re-released in 2014 under the name Xray by OneTwoTrip.
  • The free service offered by OneTwoTrip allows hotels to compare rates in given locations for competitive analysis and strategy.

Global Hero

  • In 2019, Peskin founded Global Hero.
  • Very little information has been released on the company. In fact, the website consists of one page with a brief overview of the company and a link to book a demo.
  • At this time, the demo link forwards to a hubspot page that allows customers to sign up for a demo time with Peskin.
  • There are no reports or news articles offering any details regarding investments in the company or updating the company status.
  • The company provides a platform to hire and compensate contractors around the world.

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