I, Darren Huston is a CEO and Founder of BlackPines Capital Partner. Darren Huston, from 1990 to 1992 was an economic advisor in the Canadian government. From 1994 to 1998 held an executive position with McKinsey & Company. From 1998 to 2003 he was a Senior Vice President at Starbucks. In 2005 he became President and CEO of Microsoft Japan, and from 2008 served as Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President, leading the company’s Consumer & Online business. Darren Huston joined Booking.com as CEO in September 2011 and became CEO of parent company Priceline on 1 January 2014.