AAJ principals, Alex Aliksanyan and Julio Fernandez, join RealBiz Media Group as result of acquisition
In connection with the agreement, AAJ's two principals, Alex Aliksanyan and Julio Fernandez, will join RealBiz Media's executive staff.
Mr. Aliksanyan will become Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer.
Mr. Aliksanyan will also join RealBiz Media's Board of Directors, replacing Michael Craig, who resigned earlier last week.
"We are thrilled to welcome Alex
and Julio to our staff, and we are ecstatic with regard to the acquisition of Stingy Travel
Mr. Aliksanyan comes to RealBiz Media with more than 25 years of strategic technology planning, implementation and marketing experience.
career as marketing lead for key brands Nestle and Altria.
Thereafter, he served as a marketing consultant for multiple Fortune 100 companies such as Citibank, Disney and Hillshire Farms.
Recognizing in 2000 both the opportunities and the profound impact the internet was having on service industries, Mr. Aliksanyan founded iCruise.com and as CEO and President, he oversaw the development and implementation of its proprietary cruise booking and rebate engines.
The company quickly grew to be in the top 15 cruise agencies in North America before being acquired.
He has been the President of WorldMyWay, Inc. and AAJ since 2005, where he has overseen the development of StingyTravel.com - a social media driven vacation home rental platform.
is considered to be a pioneer in the travel industry in the area of e-commerce.
Mr. Aliksanyan received his Bachelors' Degree in Physics from New York University and an advanced degree in marketing from the Stern School of Business in New York.