Board of Directors

Gregory B. Maffei
Chairman

Gregory B. Maffei, age 58, has served as a director as well as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Media Corporation (“LMC”) (including its predecessor) since May 2007, LTRIP since July 2013, Liberty Broadband Corporation (“LBC”) since June 2014 and GCI Liberty, Inc. since March 2018. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qurate Retail, Inc. (“Qurate”) since March 2018 and as a director of Qurate (including its predecessor) since November 2005. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Qurate from February 2006 to March 2018 and CEO-Elect from November 2005 through February 2006. Prior to joining Qurate, Mr. Maffei served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle Corporation, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of 360networks Corporation and Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Maffei currently serves on the Board of Directors of the following public companies: Sirius XM Holdings Inc., Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., Charter Communications, Inc., Zillow Group, Inc. and Pandora Media, Inc. Mr. Maffei is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College. Mr. Maffei previously served on the Board of Directors of Starz, Electronic Arts, Inc., Barnes & Noble, Inc., Citrix Systems, Inc., DirecTV, Starbucks Corp., and Dorling Kindersley Limited. Mr. Maffei holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.

Board Membership Qualifications: Mr. Maffei brings to our Board significant financial and operational experience based on his senior policy-making positions at LMC, Qurate, LBC and LTRIP, his previous executive positions at Oracle, 360networks and Microsoft and his other public company board experience. He provides our board with an executive and leadership perspective on the operation and management of large public companies and risk management principles.

Chairman of the Board

Stephen Kaufer
President and Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Kaufer, age 56, co-founded TripAdvisor in February 2000 and has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of TripAdvisor since that date. Mr. Kaufer has been a director of TripAdvisor since the completion of the spin-off of TripAdvisor from Expedia, Inc. (“Expedia”) in December 2011 (the “Spin-Off”). Mr. Kaufer serves on the Board of Directors of CarGurus, Inc., a company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC. Mr. Kaufer also serves as President and Chairman of the Board of The TripAdvisor Charitable Foundation, a private charitable foundation. Mr. Kaufer serves on the boards of several privately-held companies, including GlassDoor, Inc., as well as the charity Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (formerly known as Caring for Carcinoid Foundation). Prior to co-founding TripAdvisor, Mr. Kaufer served as President of CDS, Inc., an independent software vendor specializing in programming and testing tools, and co-founded CenterLine Software and served as its Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Kaufer holds an A.B. in Computer Science from Harvard University.

Board Membership Qualifications: As co-founder of TripAdvisor and through his service as its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kaufer has extensive knowledge of our business and operations, and significant experience in the online advertising sector of the global travel industry. Mr. Kaufer also possesses strategic and governance skills gained through his executive and director roles with several other companies.


Trynka Shineman Blake
Director

Trynka Shineman Blake, age 45, currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ally Financial, Inc., a leading digital financial services company currently traded on the New York Stock Exchange, and serves as a member of the Audit and Digital Transformation Committees. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mass Technology Leadership Council. From March 2004 through February 2019, Ms. Shineman held positions of increasing responsibility with Cimpress N.V., and most recently was the Chief Executive Officer of its Vistaprint business. Ms. Shineman has an M.B.A from Columbia Business School and a B.A. in Psychology from Cornell University.

 

Board Membership Qualifications: Ms. Shineman has many years of experience with customer-focused businesses and with digital transformations. She has extensive experience helping companies develop a deep understanding of customer needs and shaping the organization around those needs. She will be able to provide the Board and management with important insight and counsel as TripAdvisor improves its platform to provide its users a better and more inspired travel planning experience.


    Jay C. Hoag
    Director

    Jay C. Hoag, age 60, co-founded Technology Crossover Ventures, a private equity and venture capital firm, in 1995 and continues to serve as a founding General Partner. Mr. Hoag serves on the Boards of Directors of the following public companies: Electronic Arts Inc.; Zillow Group, Inc.; and Netflix, Inc. Mr. Hoag also serves on the Board of Directors of several private companies. Previously, Mr. Hoag has served on the Board of Directors of numerous other public and private companies. Mr. Hoag also serves on the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University and Vanderbilt University and the Investment Advisory Board of the University of Michigan. Mr. Hoag holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from Northwestern University. 

     

    Board Member Qualifications:  As a venture capital investor, Mr. Hoag brings strategic insights and extensive financial experience to our Board. He has evaluated, invested in and served as a board and committee member of numerous companies, both public and private, and is familiar with a full range of corporate and board functions. His many years of experience helping companies shape and implement strategy provide our Board with unique perspectives on matters such as risk management, corporate governance, talent selection and leadership development. 
     


    Betsy Morgan
    Director

    Betsy Morgan, age 50, is currently the co-founder of Magnet Companies, a private equity-backed company focused on media and commerce, and an associate professor at Columbia Business School and Columbia College. From February 2016 to July 2018, Ms. Morgan served as an Executive in Residence of LionTree, an advisory and merchant bank firm specializing in technology and media. From January 2011 to July 2015, Ms. Morgan was the CEO of TheBlaze, an early multi-platform and direct-to-consumer news and entertainment company. Prior to TheBlaze, Ms. Morgan was the CEO of The Huffington Post. Ms. Morgan currently serves on the Board of Directors of TheStreet, Inc., a financial news and information provider listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, and serves on the Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She also serves on the Board of the following privately-held companies: Trusted Media Brands, Chartbeat and TheSkimm. Ms. Morgan has an M.B.A from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Colby College, where she served as a member of the Board of Trustees for eight years. She is also a contributor to Riptide, an oral history of journalism and digital innovation created by Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.

     

    Board Membership Qualifications: Ms. Morgan has extensive experience leading digital media, subscription and original content businesses. This experience will benefit TripAdvisor and its stockholders as we continue to execute on our strategy. Her financial background, investment knowledge and Board experience also make her an excellent addition to the Board, able to provide valuable insight and advice.


      Jeremy Philips
      Director

      Jeremy Philips, age 46, has been a general partner of Spark Capital since May 2014. From January 2012 until May 2014, Mr. Philips invested in private technology companies. From June 2010 to January 2012, Mr. Philips served as the Chief Executive Officer of Photon Group Limited, a holding company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. From July 2004 to March 2010, Mr. Philips held various roles of increasing responsibility with News Corporation, most recently as an Executive Vice President in the Office of the Chairman. Prior to joining News Corporation, he served in several roles, including co-founder and Vice-Chairman of ecorp, a publicly traded Internet holding company, and as an analyst at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Philips is on the Board of Directors of several private Internet companies. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and holds a LL.B. and B.A. from the University of New South Wales and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

       

      Board Membership Qualifications: Mr. Philips has significant strategic and operational experience acquired through his service as Chief Executive Officer and other executive-level positions. He also possesses a high level of financial literacy and expertise regarding mergers, acquisitions, investments and other strategic transactions as well as an extensive background in the Internet industry.


      Spencer M. Rascoff
      Director

      Spencer M. Rascoff, age 43, Mr. Rascoff has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Zillow Group, Inc. since July 2011. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Zillow Group, Inc. from September 2010 to March 2019. Mr. Rascoff joined Zillow as one of its founding employees in 2005 and served as Vice President of Marketing and Chief Financial Officer from December 2008 to September 2010. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Rascoff served as Vice President of Lodging for Expedia. In 1999, Mr. Rascoff co-founded Hotwire, Inc., an online travel company, and managed several of Hotwire’s product lines before Hotwire was acquired in 2003 by IAC/InterActiveCorp, or IAC, Expedia’s parent company at the time. Mr. Rascoff previously served in the mergers and acquisitions group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., an investment banking and securities firm, and an associate at TPG Capital, a private equity firm. Mr. Rascoff also serves on Board of Directors of Hutch Interiors, Inc. a home design app, in which Zillow has been an investor since July 2017. Mr. Rascoff also serves on the Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute Advisory Board. Mr. Rascoff graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Government and Economics from Harvard University.

       

      Board Membership Qualifications: Mr. Rascoff has significant operational and financial experience acquired through his prior service as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Zillow. Mr. Rascoff also possesses a high level of financial literacy and expertise regarding mergers, acquisitions, investments and other strategic transactions as well as an extensive background in the Internet industry and global travel industry.
       


      Albert E. Rosenthaler
      Director

      Albert E. Rosenthaler, age 59, Mr. Rosenthaler has served as Chief Corporate Development Officer of LMC, Qurate, LTRIP, LBC and Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc. since October 2016, and GCI Liberty, Inc. since March 2018. He previously served as Chief Tax Officer of LMC, Qurate, LTRIP and LBC from January 2016 to September 2016, and Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc. from March 2016 to September 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Rosenthaler served as a Senior Vice President of LMC (including its predecessor) from May 2007 to December 2015, Qurate (including its predecessors) from April 2002 to December 2015, LTRIP from July 2013 to December 2015 and LBC from June 2014 to December 2015. Mr. Rosenthaler has also served on the Board of Directors of LTRIP since August 2014. He is a graduate of University of Illinois (M.A.S.) and Olivet College (B.A.).

       

      Board Membership Qualifications: Mr. Rosenthaler has significant executive and financial experience gained through his service as an executive officer of Qurate and LMC for many years and as a partner of a major national accounting firm for more than five years prior to joining Qurate. Mr. Rosenthaler brings a unique perspective to our Board of Directors, focused in particular on the areas of tax management, mergers and acquisitions and financial structuring. Mr. Rosenthaler’s perspective and expertise assist the Board in developing strategies that take into consideration the application of tax laws and capital allocation.
       


        Robert S. Wiesenthal
        Director
        Robert S. Wiesenthal, age 52, has been a director of TripAdvisor since December 2011. Since July 2015, Mr. Wiesenthal has served as founder and Chief Executive Officer of Blade Urban Air Mobility, Inc., a technology enabled short-distance aviation company and the largest arranger of helicopter flights in and out of city centers in the U.S. From January 2013 to July 2015, Mr. Wiesenthal served as Chief Operating Officer of Warner Music Group Corp., a leading global music conglomerate. From 2000 to 2012, Mr. Wiesenthal served in various senior executive capacities with Sony Corporation, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sony Corporation of America. Prior to joining Sony, from 1988 to 2000, Mr. Wiesenthal served in various capacities with Credit Suisse First Boston, most recently as Managing Director, Head of Digital Media and Entertainment. Mr. Wiesenthal previously served on the Board of Directors of Starz. Mr. Wiesenthal has a B.A. from the University of Rochester.

        Board Membership Qualifications: Mr. Wiesenthal possesses extensive strategic, operational and financial experience, gained through his wide range of service in executive-level positions with a strong focus on networked consumer electronics, entertainment, and digital media. He also has a high degree of financial literacy and expertise regarding mergers, acquisitions, investments and other strategic transactions.