Deep Nishar and Spencer Rascoff Join TripAdvisor's Board of Directors
NEWTON, Mass., Sept. 6, 2013
NEWTON, Mass., Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --TripAdvisor^®, the world's
largest travel site*, today announced that Deep Nishar, SVP of products and
user experience for LinkedIn, and Spencer Rascoff, CEO and a director of
Zillow, Inc., were elected to TripAdvisor's board of directors.
TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer indicated that the appointments of Nishar and
Rascoff will provide the board with additional industry, product and
operational knowledge and experience, to further the company's objectives.
Kaufer added, "Both Deep and Spencer have extensive backgrounds and
experience with innovative, respected web-based companies. That, coupled with
their business acumen, will be a perfect complement with the other extremely
talented directors advising TripAdvisor."
"We welcome Deep and Spencer," stated Greg Maffei, chairman of the TripAdvisor
board and Liberty Interactive president and CEO. "LinkedIn and Zillow are the
established leaders in their respective fields and Deep and Spencer will bring
unique and valuable perspective to the board."
About Deep Nishar
Mr. Nishar has served as LinkedIn Corporation's senior vice president,
products and user experience since January 2011, and served as its vice
president, products from January 2009 until January 2011. Prior to LinkedIn,
Mr. Nishar served in several roles, including most recently as the senior
director of products for the Asia-Pacific region, at Google, Inc.
About Spencer Rascoff
Mr. Rascoff has served as chief executive officer of Zillow, Inc. since
September 2010 and has served as a member of its board of directors since July
2011. Mr. Rascoff joined Zillow as one of its founding employees in 2005 and
has held various positions there. Prior to Zillow, Mr. Rascoff served as vice
president of lodging for Expedia, Inc. and before that role, Mr. Rascoff
co-founded and served in various capacities at Hotwire, Inc., an online travel
company that is now a subsidiary of Expedia. Mr. Rascoff also serves on the
board of Julep Beauty Incorporated, a privately held beauty products company,
and Zulily Inc., the leading daily deals site for moms.
TripAdvisor^®is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan
and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real
travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with
seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest
travel community in the world, with more than 260 million unique monthly
visitors**, and more than 100 million reviews and opinions covering more than
2.7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in
30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also
includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the
tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 20 other
travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com,
www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com,
www.flipkey.com, www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk,
www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com,
www.niumba.com,www.onetime.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com,
www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, June 2013
**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, July 2013
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