Travel Leaders Group’s Max Goldfarb Promoted to Role of Chief Technology Officer

Reporting to CIO Shoeb Ansari, Goldfarb to oversee consolidation of Travel Leaders Group’s growing Information Technology organization 

New York, NY (March 13, 2017) – Today, Travel Leaders Group is announcing the promotion of 17-year technology veteran Max Goldfarb to the role of Chief Technology Officer, reporting directly to Chief Information Officer Shoeb Ansari. He will be responsible for consolidating and streamlining Travel Leaders Group’s Information Technology organization encompassing Helpdesk, telephony, procurement, systems engineering, data platforms, network operations and information security. Goldfarb has most recently been serving as the Chief Information Security Officer for Travel Leaders Group.

“As our Chief Technology Officer, Max is poised to provide Travel Leaders Group with the best combination of experience in the business for travel domains, travel technology and IT infrastructure,” explained Ansari. “Mindful of our objective to further increase service delivery capabilities, set and maintain common service level agreements (SLA) across all of Travel Leaders Group, increase IT security and better align Center IT with the business, Max is the right leader at the right time to meet each of those demands.”

Goldfarb first joined the Travel Leaders Organization in June 2007, when he was first selected to serve as a Senior Systems Engineer within Protravel International. While he left the company in 2010, Protravel brought him back in October 2013 to oversee its growing IT needs. Over time, his responsibilities grew to also include oversight for Tzell Travel’s technology.

Travel Leaders Group is one of North America’s largest travel companies – encompassing nearly one-third of all travel agents – and generates gross travel sales approaching $21 billion. Travel Leaders Group is a leader in both the retail travel agency space and corporate travel, and it consistently ranks as one of the top travel companies nationwide.

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About Travel Leaders Group

Travel Leaders Group ( is transforming travel with a commitment to our vacation and business travel clients via our progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. Having already assisted millions of travelers – through our beginnings as Carlson Leisure Group, a division of Carlson Companies, TraveLeaders and Tzell Travel Group and through the additions of Nexion, and Protravel International – Travel Leaders Group manages leisure, business and franchise travel operations under a variety of diversified divisions and brands. With annual sales approaching $21 billion through over 7,000 locations, Travel Leaders Group ranks as one of the industry’s largest traditional travel agency companies.