Michael Coletta

Manager, Research and InnovationMichael Coletta

New York, NY United States

Mr. Coletta has served in a variety of high-level roles over 15 years in the travel industry at startups, corporations and digital agencies. He authored projects such as Phocuswright Conference: 2016 Innovation Platform Roundup and Phocuswright Conference 2015: Battleground and Travel Innovation Summit Roundup before joining Phocuswright full time.

He previously worked primarily in the startup world as an entrepreneur, investor, program manager and consultant. He also spent significant time as an analyst, group organizer, project manager and UX designer, building a spectrum of expertise and a wide network of contacts.

Mike volunteers as the organizer of the Travel 2.0 Meetup group and as a global coordinator with Travel+SocialGood. He was a member of Phocuswright's 2013 "Young Leaders Under 35" executive development program.

Mike graduated from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst with a B.B.A. in finance and minor in psychology, and spent a semester abroad in The Netherlands studying international business. His main hobby is keeping his finger on the pulse of what's next in travel. He has traveled to close to 40 countries.