New York, NY
Michael Coletta is the founder and CEO of Fantrotter, the ultimate travel experience for fans, a ticket + travel search engine that enables fans to view the schedules of their favorite bands, sports teams and performers, then quickly compare and purchase the best tickets and travel arrangements to get them to the event and back from popular ticket sellers and travel suppliers.
He also organizes the travel startup Meetup.com group Travel 2.0, which helps travel startup founders get feedback on their businesses at critical points in their growth, while connecting and educating travel industry professionals. He curates TravelStartupRoundup.com which highlights important travel startup news, and is a committee member and webmaster of Travel+SocialGood.org, a conference exploring the nexus of travel, technology and social good. He was selected to participate as one of the 35 members of the class of 2013 “Young Leaders under 35” executive development program by PhoCusWright, the leading travel, tourism and hospitality industry market research firm.
Mike co-founded and has been a partner for seven years at the award-winning travel website EuropeUpClose.com, which features the writing of dozens of European travel experts. He has served in a variety of high-level roles in the travel industry and at agencies specializing in technology, business development, marketing and product.
Mike is a musician, playing bass for the alt-pop band Charm Face, and an avid sports and comedy fan. He often travels to see his favorite performers, such as Pearl Jam, which planted the seed for Fantrotter. He also blogs about his favorite food, the artichoke, at TheArtichokeAficionado.com.