Meet The Team

Our analysts and industry relations professionals live and breathe travel. We ask the big questions and connect with executives on a daily basis.

Research Team

Haixia Wang

Senior Director of Research
Haixia’s first corporate experience was to start a forecast product at eMarketer. She built and grew eMarketer forecast into one of the most widely used data sources for the advertising market. After that, she worked as a Research Director at Gartner, focusing on a marketing spend and advertising and media. Outside of work, Haixia enjoys her family, including her husband and two girls in Manhattan. She also spends a lot of time reading and thinking about how she could help make the world a little better. Haixia has a Ph.D. in sociology.

Seth Borko

Skift Research, Sr. Analyst
Seth has experience in financial analysis, corporate strategy, economics, and capital markets. Prior to joining Skift, Seth was as an equity strategist at J.P. Morgan where his work covered the technology and airline sectors, amongst others. He is the kind of person who actually enjoys crunching numbers in Excel. In his free time, he likes to travel and theorize over how Game of Thrones will end. Seth has a BS in Business with a Finance specialization from American University

Wouter Geerts

Skift Research, Sr. Analyst
After completing a PhD on environmental sustainability in the hotel industry, Wouter worked at Euromonitor International to size and analyze the travel industry with a specialty in accommodation, intermediaries and the sharing economy. Most of his time outside work is taken up by his two sons, but when some free time comes around he likes to hike, cycle and attempt to become a craft beer connoisseur (it’s research!). He is based in London, UK.

Meghan Carty

Skift Research, Research Associate
Prior to joining the Skift team, Meghan held research and strategy internships with Kantar Futures and PSFK, where she focused on consumer insights, innovation, and trend identification. She is a proud graduate of Barnard College, where she studied Urban Studies and Sociology and worked as a campus tour guide. In her free time, Meghan can be found searching NYC for the best food, trying to score cheap Broadway tickets, and missing her many pets on her mom’s hobby farm at home in Minnesota.

Sales Team

Daniel Calabrese

Skift Research, Head of Sales
Daniel is a client centric strategist within the Skift Research Group.  Prior to joining Skift, Daniel helped technology start-ups in San Francisco define their go-to-market strategy, sales processes and customer success initiatives. At Skift, Daniel has built and supported the growing community of travel professionals who subscribe to Skift Research as well as created and executed live thought leadership events ranging from small groups to international events. Daniel has a BA in Communications from San Francisco State University. He lives in Brooklyn, runs Fort Greene Park almost daily and has mastered the art of frying chicken wings at home.

Anne Duffy

Skift Research, Sales Executive
Before joining Skift, Anne worked at Yelp as an Account Executive for the programatic advertising team, helping clients build successful ad campaigns. In previous roles she was also Marketing Associate at The Market Council, where she assisted in building boutique cosmetic brands from the ground up. Anne is a graduate from the University at Albany with a BA in Psychology & Business. While attending school, she also held a position within the American Marketing Association. Anne’s a retired competitive sailor, looking for any excuse to get on the water and parent to a wonderful dog, Shelby.

Alex Winkler

Skift Research, Costumer Support Associate
Prior to joining Skift, Alex worked in sales and built two tech start-ups in Missouri then bringing them to New York. At Skift, Alex supports Skift Research and Airline Weekly’s sales and operations. Alex has a BS in Business Administration and a BA in International Studies from the University of Missouri. He lives in the Lower East Side, enjoys running along the East River, studying Japanese, and making plans for his next trip.