Adjunct Professor NYU Tisch Center for Hospitality and Hospitality & Online Travel Tech Consultant
Max Starkov is a hospitality and online travel industry technologist, consultant and digital strategist with 20 plus years of experience in hospitality technology and digital marketing, hotel online distribution and revenue management, OTA channel management, hotel CRM and branding strategies.
Until recently, Max was the Founder, President & CEO and more recently, Founder and Board Director at NextGuest (formerly HEBS Digital) in New York City, the hospitality industry’s leading digital consulting, technology, CRM and marketing firm with 150 employees and offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
For over 20 years now, as a hospitality and online travel industry expert-consultant with all major expert knowledge networks, Max has consulted Wall Street analysts and investment bankers worldwide on the online travel marketplace, hospitality industry, online travel agencies (OTAs) like Booking Holdings, Expedia, Trip, HRS, etc.; bed banks like Hotelbeds.com; metasearch players like TripAdvisor, Kayak.com, Trivago; on Google Travel (Ex. Google Hotel Ads); Social media travel advertising (ex. Facebook's Travel Ads) and Amazon's travel initiatives.