Thanks for stopping by DealBase.com, your home for travel deals. Here you'll find deals from thousands of sources, including airline and hotel websites, email newsletters, private hotel offers, rewards programs and online travel agencies. In fact, we've got the largest collection of flight and hotel deals and discount offers on the planet.
Our hotel deals are analyzed and real savings are shown in a consistent way, so you can easily compare "apples to apples" across multiple deals. For flight deals, we've taken all the fare sales and insider discounts and organized the rates by destination and arrival city. When you find a deal you like and are ready to book it, we take you directly to the airline, hotel or online travel agency to make the booking.
In early 2008, serial entrepreneurs Sam Shank, David Hehman and Howard Love were having dinner and brainstorming their next big adventure. Sam complained that when he recently tried to book a reunion trip to Las Vegas, he couldn't find a travel deals website where deals could be searched, compared, analyzed, and shared. A few sketches, emails, and late-night dinners later, the vision of DealBase.com was born: a comprehensive, unbiased home for travel deals, with a consistent, standardized way of presenting hotel deals and their true savings. DealBase.com launched soon after, in November, 2008.
Kristina Paulos, VP of Operations & Online Marketing
Before joining the team, Kristina worked as a freelance writer for Orlando Metromix and AOL City’s Best while orchestrating industry directories at Davison Publishing. She now takes care of the online marketing and operations at DealBase. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, frolicking around Manhattan Beach, and ghost hunting. Kristina attended the University of Central Florida.
Favorite Hotel: Hotel Rouge
Cory O'Daniel , VP of Engineering & Product
Cory is always in search of mastering new technology and solving hard problems. He architected and designed Vokle.com and was a senior engineer at RippleTV. He was one of the youngest professors in Florida history and has worked in all facets of technology from hardware to networking to software over the past 12 years. Cory received a Masters from the University of South Florida.
Favorite Hotel: Britt Scripts Inn
Brandon Hunt, VP Business Development and Marketing
Brandon is an Internet marketing guru with serial start-up experience. He last worked as Director of Marketing for 58Phases where he launched new verticals for the company and helped to reach more than one million monthly visitors. Brandon is an English major with a concentration in Business Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California.
Favorite Hotel: W Hotel, Austin
Brenna Kelly, Content Manager
Brenna was born with a love for savings, pronouncing her piggy bank to be her soulmate by the tender age of nine. She moved to Hermosa Beach over five years ago in the hopes of meeting John Stamos. At DealBase, she manages content in the coupon division and all content presented on the DealBase Blog and social media outlets. Brenna graduated from Full Sail University in Florida with a Bachelor of Science. Brenna's favorite thing to do is use an Animoto Coupon.
Favorite Hotel: Mondrian Hotel, Los Angeles
Mischa Serlin, Software Developer
Favorite Hotel: Cheston House, FL
Jen Agresta, Lead Editorial Consultant
Jen is tasked with managing the site's team of dedicated and discerning editors. Previously a reference librarian and indexer at the National Geographic Society, she has worked as a researcher and as both an online and a print editor for more than 15 years. She enjoys unearthing great deals, in-room coffee service, and proper syntax. Jen attended Mount Holyoke College and the University of Maryland at College Park.
Favorite Hotel: Hudson New York
Jeremy Feig, Marketing Manager
After stints working at Yahoo! Search marketing, small agencies, and in TV/film production, Jeremy now heads DealBase’s search marketing efforts. When he’s not living and breathing SEM, Jeremy spends his free time writing and directing short films and cartoons. He also enjoys writing screenplays, traveling, and battling his cat for supremacy of the house. He attended New Paltz College in New York.
Favorite Hotel: Staybridge Suites
Sam co-founded DealBase and was the company's CEO from 2008-2010. Sam is currently CEO of the last-minute mobile hotel deal app HotelTonight. He previously founded and was CEO of TravelPost.com which SideStep acquired in 2006. Previous to TravelPost.com, Sam worked in comparison shopping at Excite, CNET and as one of the first employees of NexTag. Sam attended the University of Virginia and received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.
Favorite Hotel: Mauna Kea
David is an active angel investor and a Board Member of the North Bay Angels, having co-founded and sold 5 technology businesses: HealthDesk (HDSK), GetawayZone (VacationSpot/EXPE), MarketHome (CLAC), EscapeHomes (Roost/HomeAway), and Pagewise.com (Demand Media). He attended the University of California at Berkeley, and received his MBA from the Haas School of Business.
Favorite Hotel: The Biltmore, Santa Barbara
Howard is a life long entrepreneur who has been starting and running companies for almost 30 years. Notable successes include Inmark Development (RogueWave), MarketHome (CLAC), GetawayZone (EXPE), PageWise (Demand Media), and FlexJobs.com (still operating), and LoveToKnow (online media - still operating). Howard attended Phillips Exeter Academy and Colgate University.
Favorite Hotel: Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
Ross Weber, Strategic Advisor
Ross was most recently at Kayak as GM of TravelPost.com. He liked working on Sam's last website so much that he felt compelled to join the DealBase team. Prior to Kayak, Ross was at VirtualTourist, largely as VP of Business Development for its meta-search engine, OneTime. VirtualTourist and OneTime were acquired by Expedia's TripAdvisor property in 2008. Ross attended Loyola Marymount University.
Favorite Hotel: Terranea Resort
DealBase.com is based in Manhattan Beach, CA, but we have great people working for us around the world and we're always looking for more team members. If you're interested in joining our team and helping us build the largest deals site on the web, drop us a line.