Howard Makler

Chief Executive Officer


Howard Makler is the visionary co-founder and CEO of Innovation Refunds. With a career spanning over 30 years as an entrepreneur, Howard has achieved success in various industries including gaming and real estate, and currently, he is focused on the financial technology landscape.

Aside from his entrepreneurial ventures, Howard taught an Executive Education course at the University of Shopping Centers for over a decade, and has been a guest speaker at Peking and Tsinghua Universities in China. 

Howard has served on the Board of Directors for The Skyhook Foundation, a charity founded by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Vice Chairperson for Athletes & Entertainers for Kids, and helped create Shaqtacular for Shaq (Shaquille O’Neal).

Howard resides in Miami, FL, with his wife, three dogs and parrot, Rainbow.