Jason Paez, Founder and CEO, HVN Travel Group will share the remarkable story behind his success in building the new category of stay with private havens bringing together the best of hospitality and home.

Following a discussion with Jason, we will offer a chance to network using zoom breakout rooms.

An exciting program series launched by BAB in 2018, Accelerate is a unique business networking community for growth businesses and startups looking to establish themselves in and around NYC and across the Atlantic. With events held regularly (6-8x/year) in midtown Manhattan or virtually, BAB Accelerate programs comprise both opportunities for networking as well as inspirational guest speakers offering practical and personal insights to the entrepreneurial audience in attendance. Attendees can expect a comfortable, collaborative, and casual networking environment as they learn how to thrive in the crowded NYC business community and beyond.

Meet the Speaker

At HVN, Jason is responsible for designing and implementing the company’s strategic vision to build the operating system to power the next generation of travel – private “havens” that bring together the best of hospitality and home. Since founding HVN in 2018, Jason has grown the Haven Collection to encompass 175,000+ unique properties around the globe, working alongside travel industry, destination, and real estate partners to develop a new category of professionally-managed residential accommodations and build towards a future where everyone can be at home in the world.

Throughout his career, Jason has sought to identify and engage at the forefront of new innovations. He began his career in the sciences, working under molecular geneticist Günter Blobel, who went on to win the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1999. Subsequently, he joined the investment banking department of Merrill Lynch & Co., and later, UBS, where he worked on dozens of transactions advising both operating clients and private equity sponsors. As the founder and Managing Partner of Belstone Capital, a technology-driven merchant bank based in New York, he advised and invested in privately held businesses that use technology, software, and data to drive job creation and community impact. Jason also has significant experience in government and national politics, having served as a founding member of President Obama’s National Finance Committee and advising the Obama White House, Treasury and Commerce departments on matters of innovation and private capital markets.

Jason holds a B.A. from Columbia University in Economics and East Asian history. He is a technology lifehacker, extreme sport enthusiast, and world traveler with more than 40 countries under his belt.

Meet the Moderator

Roger Barton, Managing Partner, Barton LLP

To learn more about Roger, click here.


Thursday 21 January


11:00 am – 12:15 pm EST