Our Story

We all love to go out and try new restaurants. But a long waitlist can ruin a culinary experience before the first bite. Hostme was born from our food-loving team's frustration about waiting-and our always churning creative minds. We asked ourselves, What if we could simply carry our mobile phones, and wait for a text, instead of holding onto a big buzzer with a limited range? What if we could choose to wait a little longer long enough to finish up that drink and that conversation without losing our table entirely? What if we could be rewarded for our patience, and earn loyalty points for the time we spent waiting in a virtual line?

Hostme is our answer. Waiting is a frame of mind. Hostme reduces frustration for diners, hosts and restaurants and replaces the traditional reservation system with a real-time app that makes no-shows and big buzzers obsolete.

Meet our team

Evgeny Popov

Evgeny Popov

CEO & Co-Founder

An entrepreneur and visionary who also love food and fine dining. Building company that helps restaurants to make dining experiences better. 20+ years in IT.

Slava Koltovich

Slava Koltovich

Co-Founder

Excellent in strategy execution and running IT business. Angel investor. Technologist with 20+ years of experience.

Alexey Strakh

Alexey Strakh

Mobile Team Lead & Co‑Founder

Over 15 years of experience in software development. Truly a guru when it comes to mobile application development.

Marina Alinchenko

Marina Alinchenko

CFO & Co-Founder

Loves numbers and numbers love her. Finance and accounting are the main areas of her expertise. MBA from Georgetown University.

Mary Fabro

Mary Fabro

CMO

15 and some years of experience in IT Marketing. 3 Masters and a very French accent.

Don Valesky

Don Valesky

EVP Customer Success & Innovation

With 20+ years in technology and change man­age­ment he has led cus­tomer success and innovation ini­tia­tives that ensure restaurants and distributors prosper.

Ilya Gindin

Ilya Gindin

Lead Product Manager

Experienced in growth strategies, customer success and partnerships. Owns entrepreneurship experience and working with big companies.

Paul Voynov

Paul Voynov

Product Designer

Developed & designed more than 40 mobile (iOS/Android) and web interfaces in last 6 years. Damn, he know how to build great UX!

Yury Konovalov

Yury Konovalov

Lead Backend Developer

Reliable, quick leaner and experienced software developer. We have trusted him the heart of the product - our priceless backend.

Gleb Khmyznikov

Gleb Khmyznikov

Lead Frontend Developer

Self-motivated and talented web developer. Likes to solve problems and he is good at it. Conscientious and hardworking team member.

Denis Golubtsov

Denis Golubtsov

Frontend Developer

Denis is a dream teammate for any demanding and annoying UX person. His HTML is pixel perfect.

Anna Polityko

Anna Polityko

Senior QA Engineer

She never misses a bug. Anya's got our backs. Support team sleeps well and our customers rest assured.

 
Jen Starchak

Jen Starchak

Account Manager

Over 16 years of experience in the Food Service industry, perfect for helping out our customers. She is also a talented Pastry Chef!

Vanessa Borg

Vanessa Borg

Social Media Manager

Social media manager and marketing extraordinaire, feel free to @hostmeapp on Instagram! And in her spare time she loves to cook up a mean carbonara.

Mariia

Mariia Siniagina

Digital Marketing Strategist

Over 5 years of experience within North American, EMEA, AUNZ and Asian regions. Reliable and intuitive team player.

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