Leading experts in hospitality and IT.
Our team boasts decades of experience and understands what you need to meet and exceed modern day hotel guest expectations.
CEO & Co-Founder
Kadi has 15+ years of experience in the hotel industry. She has extensive experience in the front of the house, operations, and general management and she has always considered herself a tech-savvy and modern hotelier, who uses technology as a tool to improve the life of both- the staff and the guests. Now, she has put all her efforts into creating HotelBuddy- the most efficient virtual receptionist, you can ever find. On her free time you can most probably find Kadi working out at a nearby gym, or on the road between Tallinn and Riga.
Hardware CTO & Founder
Hannes has been working with computers for almost as long as he can remember himself. In addition to being the founder of HotelBuddy, he is also a founder of an IT service company PRO IT, which services today more than 50+ hotels in the Baltic States. Through his work with the hotels he realized that there is a huge void of advanced guest-facing technologies on the market and after going through the hotels and pitching his idea, the first concept of HotelBuddy was created. On his time off Hannes likes to spend time with his family and keep himself active.
Software CTO & Co-Founder
Tanel has worked in software development since 2005. He worked in Nortal (formerly Webmedia) for 8 years between 2005-2013 and in 2012 he co-founded a software company ByteTrain. Tanel has developed software for clients such as Telia, Swedbank AS, the Government of Qatar, EAS, LHV, and Danske Bank. In his free time, he loves to play tennis or video games and watch movies.
Anu has 20+ years experience in hospitality and tourism with Front Desk and Sales & Marketing expertise in hotels in Estonia, Italy, Egypt, Morocco. 5+ years experience in web-shops, copywriting and digital marketing. Loves art history, Italian food and Eastern philosophy.
Ahti has a Masters degree in Mechatronics and more than 15 years of working experience on that field. In HotelBuddy his main focus is to develop our IOT based door lock modules and make sure that they work properly. Fun fact about Ahti- in addition delivering superb hardware solutions, you can also invite him to your home or office during the Christmas period as a Santa Claus!
Embedded Software Developer
Talis has a Bachelor degree in Electronics and 7 years of working experience. He has worked both as C/C++ programmer and also as a team lead for different development teams. In HotelBuddy, Talis makes sure that the code on our door lock modules is working well and error-free. He ’s passion is to work for a common goal, as a team. During his free time he likes to keep himself active with different sports and he is also an amateur film maker.