Daniel is one of our more senior Revenue Managers having worked here for over a year. Read below to learn more about Daniel, but make sure you take his answers with a grain of salt! You can check back in our newsletter over the coming months to learn more about our growing team. If you’re interested in a position as a revenue manager, analyst, or intern at Kriya RevGEN, see our Career page here for more information.
Tell me a little about where you came from and your previous experience.
I was born in Kiev in 1612 into a life of strict Molokan monasticism after being left in a basket at the doorsteps of the local Cathedral. After that I began working as a night auditor at a Comfort Suites in college as way to have a relaxed job where I could study and do my homework. I later became entirely too nosey and began digging around in the property’s PMS system, and began generating my own homemade excel reports which the hotel’s owner liked. After my incubation period there, I began working as a regional revenue manager for Management Company, and now with Kriya!
How long have you worked for Kriya RevGEN, and what is it about Kriya RevGEN that you enjoy the most?
I have been with Kriya since March of 2015- I love the people! Our workplace skews toward the young end of the age spectrum, so it’s always great to work with people that can write e-mails and don’t know how to use a fax machine.
What’s the most challenging part of your job? What is the most exciting?
Learning new systems and new ways of thinking about Revenue Management is both the most challenging and exciting part of the job.
What’s your favorite hotel chain?
I enjoy Hampton because of the Hamptonality. Sometimes when inside a Hampton hotel, the Hamptonality is palpable. This is when I am complete.
What is your favorite brand to manage?
IHG or LaQuinta, nice and easy- no fuss no muss.
What is the best taco in Dallas?
Puttin’ on airs: Velvet Taco
Pullin’ out hairs: Tacolicious
What’s your favorite office lunch spot?
I regret the tactless joke above, Tacolicious is hands down my favorite.
What’s your favorite Pandora station to listen to in the office?
The ‘Hipster Barbecue’ radio station on Pandora often lulls me into a dreamlike trance where I often daydream of running through the forest with a group of other like-minded and impossibly attractive millennial twenty-somethings who, after cresting the peak of a mountain all drink craft beers and proceed to play guitars around a campfire late into the night. How the beers and guitars got there is of no concern.
How many hours in the day on average do you stand at your Varidesk?
I am currently averaging 4 hours a day, which prevents me from turning into a twisted, vile, and hunchbacked creature that only communicates using grunts and primitive hand signals.
What was your score on the RevGEN Coors/Bud/Miller light taste test challenge?
I received a perfect score and it was quite simple, actually. The Miller light was the one that tasted great and was less filling. The Coors light was, as I remember it, as cold as the Rockies at the time I drank it. The Bud Light made me feel ‘up for whatever’ so it was also easy to pick out of the line-up.
Do you enjoy being the office beer snob? Or does it just bother you to be around so many beer laymen?
During my tutelage at the Doemens Academy in München I was immediately recognized as a prodigy, reaching the title of Oberbiergruppenleiter after a record 2 years. The office does not know this, but I do not flaunt it, just carry my chin a bit higher.
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