Buddy Altus Vice Chair Vice President Distribution Avis Budget Group

Buddy Altus is Director of Electronic Distribution in the Online Marketing Group at the Avis Budget Group. Mr. Altus’ responsibilities include managing product development and business from third party e-commerce applications and services. This includes ABG’s XML interface, the private label booking engine used by airlines, corporate accounts, and travel agencies, ABG mobile sites, and Global Distribution Systems.

Mr. Altus’ experience prior to ABG includes e-commerce companies in music and content protection and another in group buying. Additionally, he spent 10 years at American Express where he was part of the team that developed AXI, American Express’ first corporate booking tool. Before Mr. Altus moved to travel and e-commerce he developed programming language software at Intermetric.