AlphaFlightGuru.com is a team of travel professionals and entrepreneurs with over 30 years experience in the industry.
Vladimir MyasnyankinChief Executive Officer
Vlad is the CEO and co-founder of Alpha Flight Guru.
Prior to co-founding Alpha Flight Guru (AFG) and stepping into the role of CEO, Vlad Myasnyankin’s most recent venture was the creation and management of Lifetime Investment Company Inc. (LIC), an investment firm focused on acquiring mid-to-large residential commercial buildings in California, Texas, New York and other niche markets across the U.S. At its peak, LIC had approximately 1,000 units across the country with ROIs surpassing industry standards by about 50%.
As he traveled for business, Vlad found that he appreciated the personalized service of a travel agency, but also liked the control of creating his own itinerary online. In 2010, along with other passionate investors, he started Alpha Flight Guru, which is now one of the most recognized international business and first class flight-booking services in the world.
Vlad lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children, and though he’s actively involved in local charities and other fundraising efforts, he still loves to leave home and the U.S. and travel internationally as much as he can. He attended San Francisco State University.
Yev is Alpha Flight Guru’s President and co-founder. He is currently running the New York location of Alpha Flight Guru along with VP of Sales, Ben Nayberg.
In 2010, he brought the same entrepreneurial hunger, and his passion of travel and tourism experience to the mix, effectively intriguing investors. Alongside his venture with Vlad, he remained as a regional sales director of WHF Travel Agency from 2009 to 2011. Prior to the start of AFG, Yev worked as a start-up entrepreneur and technology travel consultant from 2007 to 2009.
Yev makes frequent visits to California to check in with the San Francisco office and to visit family and friends. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University, with a B.S. degree focused in Business Administration.
Ben NaybergHead of Sales
Ben is the Vice President of Sales at Alpha Flight Guru running the New York location along with President, Yev Khizver.
As a fellow travel enthusiast and supporter of tech start-ups, Ben joined Alpha Flight Guru at its start in 2010. He began his work on the ground floor assisting in the development of the Guru sales position and the duties it involves. His passion for sales and data driven decisions were influential as the company advanced from its infancy. As the employee numbers have grown over the years, Ben has trained and managed the sales team at the New York location. At the beginning of 2014, he stepped into his new title as VP of Sales now overseeing the sales teams at each location across the country.
Prior to his employment at AFG, Ben worked in consulting and financial services for four years. He is a graduate of Boston University and holds a degree of dual concentration in Finance and Operations & Tech Management.
Christopher MillerGeneral Counsel
Chris is the General Counsel for Alpha Flight Guru providing strategic legal and business management, including general legal advice, corporate governance, management of intellectual property and litigation.
Previous to joining AFG in April 2014, Chris had a long and successful career as a trial lawyer, law firm managing partner, Judge Pro Tem and adjunct legal professor. Chris transitioned into legal oversight of an entrepreneurial public enterprise when he joined a transaction processing company in 1999 as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Chief Legal Officer. While supervising the legal department, he cultivated substantial global relationships, creating multi-million dollar business opportunities in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean as well as strategic international partnerships. After a successful merger was completed for that company, Chris continued his legal practice, focusing on advising emerging and early stage companies.
Chris earned his B.A. in Philosophy at Sonoma State University and a Juris Doctorate at the University of San Francisco.