President & CEO, Hospitality eBusiness Strategies Inc
Max Starkov is Chief eBusiness Strategist at Hospitality eBusiness Strategies, Inc. in New York City. He advises companies in the Travel and Hospitality verticals on their eBusiness and eDistribution strategies.
Mr. Starkov has teamed up with HVS International Technology Strategies to provide eDistribution strategy consulting services to the hospitality industry. He also teaches a graduate course on Hospitality/Tourism eDistribution Systems at New York University.
Mr. Starkov has an extensive eBusiness and Web travel technologies experience. He co-founded and served as CEO and Director of two eBusiness companies: Whale Media, Inc. (B2B travel technology infrastructure provider to the hospitality, corporate travel and convention and meetings markets) and Travelbreak.com, Inc. (B2C online travel marketplace).
Under his leadership Whale Media won the prestigious 2001 Worldwide Microsoft RAD Award for its SmartSuite ASP technology applications for hospitality.
Mr. Starkov has 17 years experience in pioneering and building successful travel businesses and eBusiness strategies for national and multinational hospitality and travel companies. He has written numerous reports, industry research, and articles.
Mr. Starkov has an MBA degree, Beta Gamma Sigma Honors, from Fordham University in New York and an MS in Global Economics degree.