In January 2013, his portfolio was expanded to include responsibility for the group’s other international brands. And Priceline’s overseas performance has not exactly disappointed since his arrival: total international gross bookings have nearly doubled, from $13 billion in the nine months through 3Q11, to $25.5 billion in the same period this year. Financial filings typically advise that past performance may not be predictive of future results. Huston certainly has his work cut out for him. Priceline’s remarkable growth will be tough to sustain as the company goes from large to larger, and global competition is only accelerating. The acquisition of Kayak (another surprise) was bold, but a repeat of’s successful global rollout will take time, and it is no sure thing. However, considering Priceline’s 10-year trajectory and Huston’s track record, the transition should hold few surprises. Get the full story at PhoCusWright