Stephen Kaufer, President and CEO
Steve co-founded TripAdvisor in 2000 with the mission to help travelers around the world plan and have the perfect trip. Under his leadership, TripAdvisor has grown into the largest Web 2.0 company in the northeast and the largest travel site in the world. Steve now leads TripAdvisor, Inc., which includes 19 travel brands. As President and CEO, Steve has expanded the TripAdvisor brand into 30 countries, including France, Germany, Greece, Italy, India, Japan, Russia, Spain, the U.K., Indonesia, Argentina, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Egypt. Steve and his co-founders sold TripAdvisor to InterActive Corporation in 2004, which later spun off its travel businesses to Expedia, Inc. TripAdvisor was owned by Expedia until December 2011, when it spun off to become the publicly traded company TripAdvisor, Inc. Prior to co-founding TripAdvisor, Steve was president of CDS, Inc., an independent software vendor. Previously, Steve was co-founder and vice president of engineering of CenterLine Software, where he led the development of several award-winning programming environments. The winner of the 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Steve holds several software patents and has spoken at dozens of travel and high-tech conferences worldwide. Steve is on the board of directors at Glassdoor (www.glassdoor.com); CarGurus (www.cargurus.com); DigitalAdvisor LLC (www.digitalcamera-hq.com); and the Caring For Carcinoid Foundation (http://www.caringforcarcinoid.org). He is also an advisor to WeddingBook (www.weddingbook.com) and Abroad101 (www.studyabroad101.com). He's a fan of his brother-in-law's robot sculptures at Lipson Robotics (www. lipsonrobotics.com). Steve has a degree in computer science from Harvard University.
Julie M.B. Bradley, Chief Financial Officer
Julie is responsible for overseeing corporate finance, investor relations, accounting, corporate development, human resources, and real estate at TripAdvisor. Julie previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Art Technology Group (ATG), where she was responsible for managing all financial activities, investor relations, and global infrastructure. During her tenure, she guided the company to profitable revenue growth and ultimately oversaw the acquisition of ATG by Oracle. She was also named 2010 CFO of the Year Award Honoree by the Boston Business Journal. Prior to joining ATG, Julie was vice president of finance at Akamai Technologies. She started her career at Deloitte. Julie currently serves on the board of Exact Target (www.exacttarget.com), Wayfair (www.wayfair.com) and Judge Baker Children's Center. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BA in Economics from Wheaton College.
Seth Kalvert, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Seth Kalvert has responsibility for all of the legal activities of TripAdvisor, Inc. Prior to assuming his role as General Counsel in August 2011, Seth held various positions at Expedia, Inc., most recently as Vice President, Associate General Counsel since February 2006, where he had primary responsibility for the legal aspects of the company's mergers and acquisitions and other transactional work, along with the global Expedia brand, and managed a team that provided legal support for various Expedia brands, including TripAdvisor and Hotwire, in addition to privacy and trademarks across Expedia, Inc. Before joining Expedia, Seth held various legal positions at IAC/InterActiveCorp, which he joined in July 2001. Previously, Seth held a business development role at a privately-held online social networking and e-commerce company and practiced law in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP. Seth holds an AB from Brown University and a JD from Columbia Law School.
Bill Bailey, Vice President, Corporate and Business Development
Bill Bailey is responsible for leading the company’s efforts in mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and strategic planning. Bill previously served as Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Ancestry.com, where he was responsible for driving multiple partnerships and acquisitions including the $100 million acquisition of Archives.com. Prior to Ancestry.com, Bill was Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Check Point Software Technologies Inc., Vice President of Corporate Development at Autodesk, and Senior Director, Corporate Development at Yahoo, where he was responsible for global strategic partnerships, M&A, integrations, and growth strategies. Bill holds a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government where he was a Kennedy Fellow.
Marc Charron, Managing Director, APAC
Marc Charron is responsible for expanding existing TripAdvisor businesses in India, Japan and Australia, as well as developing new markets in Southeast Asia and the rest of Asia Pacific. Marc joined TripAdvisor in 2006 as managing director for Europe. As the company's first international employee, he led the rollout and growth of local language sites and operations across Europe and set up the regional headquarters in London. Prior to joining TripAdvisor, Marc served as vice president of product marketing at SquareTrade in San Francisco. Before SquareTrade, he served as managing director of QXL.com, Getz International Travel, and Danube Travel, all based in London. Marc received his bachelor's degree from Trinity University.
Andy Gelfond, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operations
Andy Gelfond is responsible for leading the TripAdvisor engineering organization. Prior to joining TripAdvisor in 2004, Andy was founder and CTO of several Boston-based companies including InterGroup Technologies, LumaPath and Publish2Go, and was an architect and development manager for Lotus Development Corporation. Andy moved to the Boston area in 1988 after selling one of his companies, DeltaCom, to Index Technology. Andy attended the Moore School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania.
Dermot Halpin, President, Vacation Rentals
Dermot Halpin is responsible for overseeing the vacation rentals division at TripAdvisor including management of FlipKey and Holiday Lettings. Dermot previously served as CEO of Autoquake, a small business that used the internet and data analytics to change the way cars are retailed. Prior to Autoquake, Dermot was President of Expedia EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Throughout his tenure, Dermot oversaw Expedia, Hotels.com, and Expedia Affiliate Networks in the region. Before joining Expedia, Dermot worked at several technology-driven businesses, including Tele2, a European telecoms operator which he ran. Dermot holds an MBA from INSEAD and studied engineering at University College Dublin, Ireland.
Robin Ingle, Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales
Robin Ingle is responsible for all graphical and cost-per-click advertising sales as well as ad operations and support for TripAdvisor in the Americas, EMEA, and the South Pacific. She joined TripAdvisor in 2001 and has held roles in business development & international development. Before joining TripAdvisor, Robin served as vice president of advertising at Access Media, vice president of sales for MediaPassage, and director of display advertising at the Chicago Sun-Times.
Adam Medros, Vice President, Global Product
Adam Medros heads worldwide product development for TripAdvisor. Since joining TripAdvisor in 2004, Adam has overseen the improvements to core functionality, international expansion, and development of a wide variety of travel planning features, including TripAdvisor Mobile and the launch of successful TripAdvisor Facebook applications. Adam also led the launch of the “TripAdvisor Trip Friends” social feature and Facebook Instant Personalization on TripAdvisor.
Prior to joining TripAdvisor, Adam held Senior Analyst and Product Manager positions at Nordstrom.com, Amazon.com, and The Parthenon Group. He serves on the board of oneforty.com, MITX, and is an advisor to care.com. Adam holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.
Barbara Messing, Chief Marketing Officer
Barbara Messing leads the global marketing efforts as TripAdvisor continues to expand its global footprint as the world’s largest travel site. Barbara leads all consumer marketing activities at TripAdvisor, including brand development and experience, customer relationship marketing, public relations, search engine marketing, traffic acquisition, and mobile partnerships. Prior to joining TripAdvisor, Barbara spent nine years at Hotwire, where she served in a number of leadership roles, most recently serving as vice president and general manager of Travel Ticker. She also served in roles including vice president of customer experience and director of product development. Before joining Hotwire in 2002, Barbara was a product director at Keen.com and a segment producer at The Travel Channel. Barbara holds an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and a JD from Stanford University.
Christine Petersen, President, TripAdvisor for Business
Christine Petersen leads TripAdvisor for Business, a division focused on redefining the way the tourism industry markets to travelers. Based in London, Christine oversees business-to-business initiatives and revenue streams, including Business Listings, Vacation Rentals, and Partnerships. Christine joined the company in 2004 and, as Chief Marketing Officer, she has overseen tremendous growth of site traffic, revenue, content and membership. Her team has exponentially increased user engagement and user-generated content with the launch of maps, video, and new CRM programs. Prior to joining TripAdvisor, Christine was vice president of member services and customer marketing at Travelocity (formerly Preview Travel, Inc.). She previously held senior marketing positions at Charles Schwab & Co., American Express, and Fidelity Investments. Christine holds an MBA from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree from Colby College.
Bryan Saltzburg, General Manager, New Initiatives
Bryan Saltzburg is the head of new initiatives and leads the company's global Flights product and its fast-growing Vacation Rentals business. Prior to joining TripAdvisor, he worked for Travelocity, most recently serving as vice president of leisure businesses. Over his eight years there, Bryan was responsible for launching their successful online cruise business, and for managing and building the high-growth dynamic packaging, activities and events, and insurance businesses. Bryan previously held marketing and business development positions at Walt Disney Company, Neutrogena, and Princess Cruises. He holds a BS in education and social policy from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
Tyler Young, Vice President, Finance and Administration
Tyler is responsible for corporate finance and global real estate activities at TripAdvisor. He also serves as the company’s assistant treasurer and helps manage the TripAdvisor Charitable Foundation. Prior to joining TripAdvisor in 2004, he was an audit manager with Deloitte. He is a certified public accountant and won South Carolina’s Golden Quill award in 1999 for passing the CPA exam with the highest score in the state. Tyler holds a BA in government and economics from Dartmouth College and continued his accounting education at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of South Carolina.