Robert Peaslee serves as the Managing Director of International Operations at the Sonders and Beach Group, and he is also the founder of Novo Nomad Ventures, an international travel and lifestyle company. Prior to this, Robert was a Senior Foreign Service Officer for over twenty years. His last international posting was as Commercial Consul at the American Consulate General in Milan, Italy from 2014 to 2018. He was previously the Commercial Counselor at the American Embassy in Budapest, Hungary from 2009 to 2013. Prior to service in Hungary, Robert was the Regional Senior Commercial Officer at the American Embassy in Doha, Qatar, where he directed the U.S. Department of Commerce’s programs in Qatar and Pakistan. Robert has also served as the Regional Senior Commercial Officer in Helsinki, Finland, responsible for Embassy’s commercial programs in Finland, as well as in Norway and Estonia, and the Principal Commercial Officer at the American Consulate General in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. His first diplomatic posting was Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Robert has a BA in Political Science from Colorado State University, and an MBA in International Management and an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico. He is fluent in Hungarian, Italian and Spanish.