About Dealbase.com

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.


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Our History


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.


The Team


About clem Clem Bason, CEO

Clem most recently spent seven years at the Hotwire Group, four as President. Prior to Hotwire, Clem worked for Gap Inc., McKinsey & Co., and Accenture. Clem lives in Oakland with his wife and two boys. He is a graduate of the Haas School at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Delaware (go Blue Hens!). Clem is passionate about making travel easier and a better value for consumers, and looks forward to making Dealbase a resource for each and every one of them.



About seth Seth Strumph, CTO

Seth comes to Dealbase from Amazon.com, where he led worldwide Search Engine Marketing. Prior to Amazon, Seth served in VP roles in Product, Business Development, and Engineering at Hotwire.com, and held a variety of Engineering positions at Expedia, Broadvision and Sun Microsystems. He is a graduate of Columbia University, where he earned both his BA and MS in Computer Science. Seth lives with his wife and kids in Seattle, where the yearly rainfall is less than in his native New York City (just sayin'). Seth loves to create technology that puts consumers' needs first, and is excited about the tools we'll be building at Dealbase to help travel consumers save both time and money.



About kristina 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.



About mischa Mischa Serlin, Software Developer

Mischa's passions revolve around developing excellent consumer focused products and services. He has spent time in the startup sector learning everything from community to project management including javascript application development. He thrives in environments with strong creative and collaborative team players. He received a BA in Behavioral Economics from DePauw University.




Board Members & Advisors


About sam Sam Shank

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.



About david David Hehman

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.



About howard Howard Love

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.



About ross 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.



About cory Cory O'Daniel, 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.




Our Location


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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.