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Passionate About Inspiring Others

Darren Huston, a business leader and entrepreneur, has over 30 years of experience in sectors such as technology, e-commerce, finance, and marketing. He is the Founder and CEO of BlackPines Capital Partners, a company established in May 2016 that specializes in revitalizing public and private companies. Under his leadership, BlackPines has been instrumental in the development and IPO of high-potential companies like Allegro, Poland's leading e-commerce platform.


In addition to BlackPines, Huston serves on the boards of several globally recognized firms. As Chairman of The Knot Worldwide since 2017, he has shaped the strategic vision of this major technology platform for weddings and events. His chairmanship also extends to innovative companies like Skyscanner, Operto Guest Technologies, and GameAddik, showcasing his leadership skills across different industries and business models.


Huston's business expertise stems from an MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

He has held executive roles with Microsoft, including CEO of Microsoft Japan, served as CEO of, Group CEO of the Priceline Group, and held positions at Starbucks and McKinsey & Company.


Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Huston continues to apply an innovative approach to leadership and business growth. He is an authority in diverse industries, demonstrating adaptability and effective leadership in complex and evolving business environments.

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