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apaleo origin stories: get to know Max Guddat

Alicia Wahlberg November 18, 2020

Our people make apaleo and its culture pretty darn unique. So, here's a chance to get to know them! We chatted with Max Guddat our HubSpot Warrior. He told us about his enjoyment of gardening, his surprising favorite superhero, and much more...Check it out:





Superpower (err...job):

Business Development Manager

What’s your background?

I held Apprenticeship and Sales Manager positions at Steigenberger Hotels in Frankfurt before studying Hotelmanagement at Hotelschool The Hague. Since October 2020 I am a proud member of the apaleo superhero team based in Munich.

What drew you to apaleo?

On the one side the freedom to develop and take full ownership of my personal decisions to disrupt the so diverse hospitality industry. On the other an environment of very ambitious people with a clear vision. Our industry has a huge development potential with regards to technology and I want to join the movement in the most ambitious startup.

What the heck is that you do?

I enable people in the hospitality industry to find the right platform and even further support them during the integration of superpowers.

What is your favorite part about apaleo? What gets you pumped up in the morning?

It is all up to you.

What upcoming trends in hospitality/hospitality tech are you most excited about?

Authentic personalized segmentation and mass market space travel.

If you could magically pick up one new skill overnight, what would it be?

Travel trough time.

What’s one of your favorite family traditions that you miss from home?

Gardening at the weekend. It’s very rewarding to see tangible change in your environment which you influenced.

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?

Sometimes I’m funny.

Who is your favorite super hero and why?

 Pippi Langstrumpf, it’s just so unexpected.

And that's Max for you. Until next time...


Stay tuned for more origin stories from your favorite apaleo super heroes!

Alicia Wahlberg

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Alicia Wahlberg
Alicia found a passion for helping others succeed and learn, which had led to move from an Operations Manager into a focus on People and Culture. She has a focus on diversity and intercultural behavior with a history of excellent customer service through active listening, creativity through strategic problem solving, team leadership, and international networking. Her favorite part of the job is finding new team members and matching them to the role of their lifetime.


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