Sebastian Heinzel, CEO
Sebastian caught the traveling bug early: At 17 he traveled around Europe by train, at 18 through the Middle East by bus. Today, at 33, he has visited 70 countries. Before he started tripwolf in New York in 2008, he was a foreign correspondent for Austrian and German outlets ("Profil," "Spiegel Online," "Die Zeit"). When Sebastian is not working on tripwolf (which does not happen often enough), he researches his next great adventure: a ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway!
Michael Kröll, CTO
Michael is responsible for technical product development, infrastructure, and the coordination of the development team. Inasmuch as time allows, he still writes his own code, doing his best to make tripwolf better, faster, and sexier. In his leisure time he goes deep-sea diving and zooms around on his bike in the woods, on the mountains, or over the hills.
Nicholas Trieb, Product Manager
Nico was born in Austria and grew up in Costa Rica and the United States. A computer science student, he spent the year between his bachelor's and his master's in India working for the 4th-largest Indian IT consulting firm. After his studies he spent a year at the consulting firm Capgemini before co-founding tripwolf and spending two years in Budapest. When Nico is not in the office, you'll find him traveling through South America and Eastern Europe or improving his soccer, tennis, squash, and snowboarding.
Philipp Haydn, Head of Content
Philipp is a founding member of tripwolf and is responsible for tripwolf content in all formats: iPhone app, website, and PDF. His journalism experience covers all media, as creator of features for radio (Austrian radio Ö1) and television and reports in newspapers and magazines. After receiving a master's degree in science studies (University of Vienna/Edinburgh), he lived in New York City for 7 years. He loves all of his journeys – whether in the world, on the Internet, or simply in his mind.
Sonja Zettl, Head of Sales
Vienna's open-air Naschmarkt is Sonja's most consistent source of ideas for travel: Taiwan, Japan, India, Ecuador, Uruguay, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand ... always enhanced by the greatest voice in the world (Eddie Vedder) and the best gin and tonic (only the good stuff) or a mojito. Thanks to her tireless yoga training, she is already halfway to guru status. As head of sales at tripwolf, Sonja is responsible for all sales and sponsoring activities.
Lea Hajner, PR and Social Media
Lea grew up in Vienna; at 15 she spent a year on the other side of the world, in New Zealand. Since then she has explored many of the countries in between in timespans of varying length as a travel blogger. She studied journalism and media management in Vienna and gained three years of work experience at i5invest. In her free time she is involved in scouting, likes going camping and has taken up the art of gold smithing. At tripwolf she's in charge of PR, social media and the blogs.
Martin Foszczynski, Content and Blog
Martin is always on the hunt after the perfect city trip, and what he does in his spare time also is useful now that he is a blogger and an author of many tripwolf guides. He is not afraid to venture to places that you can hardly find in a travel guide. Martin studied media studies and art history, all while working part-time as a tour guide. After an interlude in Berlin, in which he worked as a PR specialist, he is now a freelance writer for city magazines and travel magazines in addition to tripwolf.
Martin Petraschek, Software Engineer
Martin studied at the Technical University of Vienna. At tripwolf he is in charge of the Android app and the development of the backend system. In his spare time he loves to go hiking or climb on via ferratas with his wife and kids. When time permits, he rides his mountain bike in the hills around Vienna.
Maros Galik, Software Engineer
Maros comes from East Slovakia, where he spent all his childhood and adolescence investigating the local pub culture and trends in mobile technology. After his 18th birthday he moved to Bratislava, where he earned a bachelor's desgree in applied computer science. Since then he has traveled widely and also earned a master's degree in cognitive science. At tripwolf, Maros is responsible for the development of the tripwolf iPhone application, so every day he pulls his hair out in the battle with iOS.
Adena Harford, Country Manager USA
Adena is currently based in Vermont. She is one of the original team members from the New York start-up days! Her travel bug hit in high school with her first flight to the Dominican Republic. Since then, it has always been about the getaway. Living abroad in Florence, then spending 3 months in India post college only fed the hungry travel demon - it's a never-ending trip. Adena is also a yoga teacher, so when she's not in headstand, she's most likely at the computer blogging for tripwolf. Her most recent trip brought her to Fiji on a sailboat, teaching yoga to professional surfers. Next up, a return trip to India and yoga retreats in Jamaica. Who's in?
Ana Fañanás, Country Manager Spain
Ana grew up in the Pyrinees, lived in several places in Spain and moved to New York to finish her International Marketing and Communication studies. Her favourite word is Wanderlust: She has travelled throughout Europe, America, Asia and Africa… and feels that she still has so much to discover! She was awarded “Best Pre-University Student” in Spain, and now has over 10 years of professional experience working in multinational companies such as Young & Rubicam, FoxTV - National Geographic Channel, Carat and Havas Media.
Marco De Rossi, Country Manager Italy
Marco coordinates the work of the Italian group from tripwolf. His passions are the Internet, the smell of unread books, the economy and red wine. He has several web projects, including "Oilproject", a free online school. When not traveling for work, he tends to always go to the same places as if the Salento (Puglia) and New York had a magnetic attraction. Marco is in his second year at university and is currently living in Milan.
Léonor Bailliantcourt, Country Manager Frankreich
Léonor is a journalist and an expert in all editorial matters. She loves cities on the sea above all -- even industrial port cities like Le Havre. She would love to take up residence in New York. Léonor is fascinated by seaside resorts in the winter and places off the beaten track in general. Her favorite book is "L'Usage du Monde" by Nicolas Bouvier; her dream is to recreate his journey from Geneva to India via the Balkans, Greece, Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan.
Moritz Christian, Intern
Moritz just joined the tripwolf pack and is mainly responsible for our mobile marketing activities. Long before he started studying at the Modul University Vienna he picked up the travel bug – he's always been interested in all kinds of culture, countries, and languages. Having gained some experience in gastronomy and the hotel industry, he is keen to combine his biggest hobby with his profession.
Stefan Fessler, Product Manager & Software Engineer
coming soon ...