Immigrant Profile: Darren Huston

Darren Huston
Apr 09, 2020   •  5 views

Darren Huston – Early Life

Darren Huston was born on the 3rd of January 1966 in Canada. After completing grade school, Huston completed his secondary school studies in Italy at the United World College of the Adriatic. He went on to gain a BS in Economics at Trent University. Darren Huston then attended the University of British Columbia where he received an MA in Economics.

Immigration to the United States

Finally, Huston made his way to the United States, where he went to the Harvard Business School and accomplished an MBA. Huston served as the Economic Advisor to the Canadian Government for 2 years between 1990 — 1992. After returning to the US, he took an official position between 1994 — 1998 at McKinsey & Company in both Seattle And Atlanta.

Professional Background & Achievements

In 1998, Huston took the Senior Vice President position at the Seattle based organization of Starbucks. He served in this post until 2003.

Huston served as the CEO of American giant Microsoft in Japan in 2005. By 2008, he began to run Microsoft’s Consumer and Online business as the company’s Corporate Vice President.

Huston transitioned to Booking(.)com and became the CEO in early fall of 2011. Darren Huston later joined the parent organization known as Priceline as CEO in the New Year of 2014. He has contributed a lot to the economy of the United States with companies such as Priceline.

Contribution to the U.S. Economy

Priceline includes six other well-known brands. These include companies such as Booking(.)com, OpenTable and Priceline.




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