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The Board of Directors
Robert Hohman — Co-Founder, CEO
Robert Hohman is co-founder and chief executive officer of Glassdoor and member of the company's board of directors. Before creating Glassdoor, Bob was most recently president of Hotwire, a leading discount travel site and division of Expedia, Inc. Bob was one of the original team members of Expedia, and was part of the executive team that took it public in 1999. During his Expedia tenure, Bob also served as president of Classic Custom Vacations and executive vice president of Cruise & Packages for Expedia North America. In Expedia's early stage, Bob led the engineering team that built the cruise, hotel, and package booking systems. Bob started his career at Microsoft and worked as a software developer in a range of areas from Windows 95 to interactive television to online games. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from Stanford University.
Richard Barton — Co-Founder, Chairman
In addition to being non-executive board chairman of Glassdoor, Rich Barton is the executive chairman of Zillow.com. Before creating Zillow, Rich founded the online travel site Expedia, which was started within Microsoft in 1994 then spun out in 1999; Rich served as the president, CEO and a director until March 2003. By that time, Expedia had grown to become the largest online seller of travel in the world. Rich started his career at Microsoft and served in various product management roles. He is currently a venture partner at Benchmark Capital and on the board of directors of Netflix and Avvo. Rich holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University.
Erik Blachford is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Butterfield & Robinson, Inc., and Executive Chairman at TerraPass, Inc., Erik was formerly CEO at TerraPass, Inc., and prior to that, was CEO of Expedia, Inc. and CEO of IAC/InterActiveCorp's travel division, IAC Travel, including online travel businesses Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Classic Custom Vacations and Interval International. Previous positions include President, Expedia North America and Expedia Senior Vice President, Marketing & Programming, where Erik was responsible for establishing and growing the Expedia brand, and various marketing and product management positions at Microsoft Corp. Erik also currently serves as a board director at Butterfield & Robinson, TerraPass and Zillow. Erik has a bachelor's in English and certificate in theater from Princeton University and a master's in business administration from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business.
Stephen Kaufer is currently the CEO and co-founder of TripAdvisor, a Web site providing traveler reviews and recommendations. Stephen was formerly the president of CDS, Inc., a successful independent software vendor specializing in programming and testing tools. Previously, Stephen was co-founder and vice president of engineering of CenterLine Software, where he led the development of several award-winning programming environments that fueled the company's growth to more than $20 million in revenue. Winner of the 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Stephen holds several software patents and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. He is also a board member of the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation. Stephen holds a bachelor's in computer science from Harvard University.
Rusty Rueff is on several corporate and philanthropic Boards, and is a recognized career and workplace expert, consultant and writer, as well as start-up company advisor and investor. Rusty most recently completed the successful 16-month leadership role as Coordinating National Co-Chair for Technology for Obama (T4O) for the reelection of President Obama. He currently serves on the corporate Boards of Glassdoor, HireVue.com, Rethink Books and runcoach. Rusty was the CEO of SNOCAP from 2005 through the successful sale of the company to imeem, Inc. in April 2008. Prior, he led Human Resources departments at both Electronic Arts (EA) and PepsiCo companies. Rusty is also the co-author of “Talent Force: A New Manifesto for the Human Side of Business” (Prentice-Hall, 2006). In addition, he is the Chairman of The GRAMMY Foundation, and President of the Board of Trustees of the American Conservatory Theater. He holds a master's in counseling, and a bachelor's in radio and television from Purdue University.
Jim White is currently a Managing Director at Sutter Hill Ventures, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm investing in technology-based startups. Jim was formerly the VP of Marketing at Macromedia and General Manager of the Interactive Learning Division which was sold to IBM Software Group. Prior to Macromedia, Jim was a VP of Marketing for Silicon Graphics (SGI). In his eight years at SGI he helped to start and build their 3D graphics workstation business. Jim began his career with Hewlett-Packard in the PC division and was part of the core team that created the Vectra Product line spending time in engineering, sales and product marketing. Jim holds a bachelor's in industrial engineering from Northwestern University and a master's in business administration from Harvard University.
Neeraj Agrawal is currently a General Partner at Battery Ventures and has been with the firm since 2000. He invests in enterprise software/SaaS, technology-enabled services, and Internet companies. He was a founding investor in BladeLogic and his other investments include Applimation, Bazaarvoice, Brightree, Consona, Guidewire Software, Internet Brands, LifeMed Media, Omniture, RealPage, and VSS Monitoring. He is also actively involved with Groupon, ITA Software and Panaya. Prior to Battery, Neeraj worked as a product manager at Real Networks, an operating executive at SkyTV, and a management consultant with Booz-Allen. Neeraj holds a bachelor's in computer science from Cornell University and a master's in business administration with honors from Harvard Business School.
Deborah Barber, owner of D Barber Consulting and Associates LLC, provides consulting for senior level executives that focuses on assessing and solving their toughest people and organizational capacity building issues. Previously, she was a principal with the Jackson Hole Group, a consulting practice focused on Human Capital Management. Deborah brings more than 25 years of experience in senior human resources and corporate services management, leading organizations through dynamic growth and transformation and building business-oriented, high-impact human resource organizations. Deborah was previously SVP of human resources at Aspect Communications and also served in senior human resources roles at Quantum Corporation, Cray Research Inc. and Honeywell. She is currently on the Board for the American Leadership Forum and Facing History and Ourselves. She is past recipient of the Human Resource Symposium's Excellence Award for leadership in human resources in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Stacie is founder and CEO of the Pacific Firm, a Berkeley-based executive search and management recruiting firm. With a 15-year career in executive recruiting and research, Stacie has experience supporting a broad range of corporate clients, including Fortune 100 companies and early stage start-ups in their recruitment efforts at all levels. She specializes in technology, consumer products, retail and financial services industries. Her firm has been ranked in the top 5 of Bay Area retained executive search firms and Stacie was ranked among the Top 100 women owned businesses by the San Francisco Business Times.
Jana leads the global Media, Entertainment and Convergence Practice of Russell Reynolds Associates, a global executive search and management recruiting firm. With a more than 12-year career in executive recruiting, Jana brings experience supporting a broad range of clients in the consumer and technology sectors. Previously, Jana was a consultant with Swander Pace & Co., a leading management consulting firm, and Coopers & Lybrand, where she developed human resource strategies for its emerging management consulting practice.
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