Leadership

Spencer Rascoff

Chief Executive Officer

As chief executive officer of Zillow Group, Spencer oversees the company’s portfolio of real estate and home-related brands, including consumer brands Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy and HotPads. Spencer joined Zillow in 2005 as one of its first hires, and served various roles including chief operating officer, until his appointment to CEO in 2010. Since becoming CEO, Spencer has led Zillow through its 2011 IPO and nine acquisitions. In 2015, Spencer co-wrote and published his first book, the New York Times’ Best Seller “Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate.”

Fortune and Forbes both listed Spencer as one of America’s most powerful CEOs under 40 and he is a recipient of Ernst and Young’s National Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Before joining Zillow, Spencer was vice president of lodging for Expedia. In 1999, at the age of 24, Spencer co-founded Hotwire.com, a leading Internet travel company, which a few years later he sold to InterActiveCorp (the parent company of Expedia). Before his consumer Web career, Spencer was in investment banking and private equity. He worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at Goldman Sachs and an associate at TPG Capital. Spencer graduated cum laude from Harvard University.

Spencer is on the boards of directors of TripAdvisor, Zulily, and privately held online beauty company Julep. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and is on the advisory board of Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Rich Barton

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman

Rich is co-founder and executive chairman of the board of Zillow Group and served as the company’s first chief executive officer from 2005 until September 2010. Before co-founding Zillow, Rich served as president, chief executive officer and board director at Expedia, which he founded inside Microsoft at age 26 and then spun out through a successful IPO in 1999. He remained at Expedia until 2003, following the company’s acquisition by InterActiveCorp.

Rich is also co-founder and non-executive chairman of growing global job search and employer-review site Glassdoor, and Trover, where travelers share photos and stories from around the world. Rich is also a venture partner at Benchmark and is on the boards of directors at Netflix, Avvo, RealSelf and Nextdoor. In 2014, Rich was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship by President Obama. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering: Industrial Economics from Stanford University.

David Beitel

Chief Technology Officer

As chief technology officer, David manages the technical engineering team and is responsible for all website, mobile and internal product development, corporate IT and data center operations across Zillow Group.  David joined Zillow in 2005 as one of the company’s first executive leaders, and in addition to his CTO role, has been deeply involved in organizational development and growing the company to its size and strength today. In 2012, David was named the region’s Most Innovative CTO by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Prior to Zillow, David was CTO of Expedia, which he joined as one of its earliest team members and where he spent 12 years. David started his career at Microsoft in the handheld computing group. David earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and an engineering master’s in computer science from Cornell University.

David is a board trustee with a number of advocacy, education and charitable organizations, including Technology Alliance, T4A.org, Plymouth Housing Group and University Prep.

Amy Bohutinsky

Chief Marketing Officer

As chief marketing officer of Zillow Group, Amy is responsible for brand strategy for all consumer and B2B brands in the Zillow Group portfolio, as well as growth, marketing and consumer care for the group’s flagship Zillow brand. Amy joined Zillow pre-launch in 2005, as one of its earliest employees, and has been a critical force behind the company’s brand and traffic growth, building Zillow’s marketing and communications organizations from the ground up.

Amy is a recognized leader in her field, receiving numerous awards including: Inman News’ 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in 2013, Swanepoel Power 200: Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate 2014 & 2015, Direct Marketing News’ Marketing Hall of Femme 2014, HousingWire’s 2014 Women of Influence and Puget Sound Business Journal’s 20 Under 40 in 2012. Amy also lends her expertise on the boards of directors of Avvo, the Web’s largest legal marketplace, and HotelTonight, a fast-growing mobile-based hotel booking service.

Before joining Zillow, Amy ran communications for Hotwire, a discount travel site. She led the PR launch of Hotwire in 2000, and continued through the company’s $675 million acquisition by IAC/InterActiveCorp in 2003.

Amy started her career as a broadcast journalist, working for various CBS, NBC and ABC affiliates. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Washington & Lee University.

Chad Cohen

Chief Financial Officer 

As chief financial officer, Chad oversees all finance, treasury and accounting functions for Zillow Group. Since joining Zillow in 2006, Chad built the company’s core finance, treasury and accounting functions, and led the finance organization through Zillow’s 2011 IPO and nine acquisitions. In 2013, he was named Puget Sound Business Journal’s CFO of the year.

Before joining Zillow, Chad worked for Ticketmaster Entertainment as assistant controller and financial integrity manager. Previously, Chad was vice president and assistant controller for Countrywide Bank and supervising senior auditor at Ernst & Young. He started his career as a financial planning analyst for Novellus Systems.

Chad serves as an independent director on two boards, Ticketfly, a progressive live-event and consumer ticketing company located in San Francisco and Adaptive Biotechnologies, a Seattle based life sciences company which is pioneering standards in immunosequencing.

Chad graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and is licensed (inactive) as a CPA in California.

Lloyd Frink

Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman

Lloyd co-founded Zillow in 2005, and today serves as the vice-chairman of Zillow Group, helping architect the company’s business strategies and product development plans. Prior to Zillow, Lloyd was senior vice president at Expedia, where he managed the air, hotel, car, destination services, content, merchandising, and partner marketing groups.

Before joining Expedia in 1995, Lloyd worked at Microsoft, where he started the groups that created software for pen-based and handheld devices. In 1979, he joined Microsoft at the age of 14 and worked there as a summer intern until he joined the company full-time in 1987.

In addition to his Zillow role, Lloyd serves on the board of directors for GrubHub. He graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Kathleen Philips

Chief Operating Officer

As chief operating officer, Kathleen runs legal operations, corporate development, human resources, recruiting and learning and development for Zillow Group and its portfolio of brands.

Kathleen joined Zillow in 2010 as general counsel and was named chief operating officer in 2013. Kathleen oversaw Zillow’s IPO in 2011 – the only successful initial public offering by a Washington State company that year. As a result of Kathleen’s leadership, Zillow’s IPO became effective incredibly quickly, with the SEC declaring its registration statement effective after only 93 days from the date of its initial filing. The accelerated review timetable was critical to allow the company to take advantage of the volatile capital markets and minimizing costs.

During her tenure at Zillow, Kathleen has overseen nine acquisitions including the acquisitions of Zillow Group’s consumer brands Trulia, StreetEasy and HotPads.

Kathleen has received numerous awards including: Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2012 Outstanding Corporate Counsel of the Year, Seattle Business Magazine’s 2013 General Counsel of the Year, San Francisco Business Times’ 2013 Corporate Counsel of the Year finalist, and honoree in San Francisco Business Times’ Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business 2014.

Before joining Zillow, Kathleen was general counsel at FanSnap, an event ticket search engine, where she was also responsible for customer support, online marketing and finance operations. Previously, she served as general counsel of Flip Video camera maker Pure Digital Technologies, online ticket marketplace StubHub, and Hotwire.com.

Kathleen received her juris doctor with honors from University of Chicago Law School, and received her bachelor’s degree with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley.

Errol Samuelson

Chief Industry Development Officer

Errol is the chief industry development officer for Zillow Group and is responsible for industry relations strategy and business-to-business product development and tools in the Zillow Group brand portfolio. He joined Zillow in 2014.

Errol has more than 20 years of experience in technology and the real estate industry. He has been named one of Inman News’ 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in the U.S. for seven consecutive years and ranked No. 19 on the Swanepoel Power 200 list of most powerful people in U.S. residential real estate.

Previously, Errol held the roles of chief strategy officer and chief revenue officer at Move, Inc. While at Move, he was also president of Realtor.com from 2007 to 2014, and president of Move’s business-to-business, Top Producer Systems from 2003 to 2007. Before joining Move, Errol was co-founder of real estate consultancy Pranix and was director of sales and product management in the real estate, mortgage banking, and law enforcement verticals at GTE Enterprise Solutions. He also was one of the original designers of T-III, a ground-breaking system that introduced interactive mapping and Internet networking to the multiple listing service business.

Errol graduated with honors from Simon Fraser University with a bachelor’s degree in applied science (electronics engineering).

Greg Schwartz

Chief Revenue Officer

As chief revenue officer of Zillow Group, Greg leads sales and B2B business strategy across Zillow’s real estate, rental, mortgage and home improvement marketplaces. Greg joined Zillow in 2007 and built the sales and revenue operations from the ground up.

Before joining Zillow, Greg was vice president of advertising sales at CNNMoney, where he launched the advertising sales team and platform. He also served as national accounts director for Yahoo’s Automotive and Finance properties and held multiple positions at DoubleClick, Inc., including director of business development.

Greg was named by Inman News as one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in 2013. In addition, he was named to Swanepoel’s Power 200, a list of the 200 most powerful people in residential real estate.

Greg is on the boards of directors for the Woodland Park Zoo and Seeking Alpha and is a Policy Advisory Board Member for Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. Greg earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hamilton College.

Spencer Rascoff

CEO, Zillow Group

As chief executive officer of Zillow Group, Spencer oversees the company’s portfolio of real estate and home-related brands, including consumer brands Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy and HotPads. Spencer joined Zillow in 2005 as one of its first hires, and served various roles including chief operating officer, until his appointment to CEO in 2010. Since becoming CEO, Spencer has led Zillow through its 2011 IPO and nine acquisitions. In 2015, Spencer co-wrote and published his first book, the New York Times’ Best Seller “Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate.”

Fortune and Forbes both listed Spencer as one of America’s most powerful CEOs under 40, and he is a recipient of Ernst and Young’s National Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Before joining Zillow, Spencer was vice president of lodging for Expedia. In 1999, at age 24, Spencer co-founded Hotwire.com, a leading Internet travel company, which a few years later he sold to InterActiveCorp (the parent company of Expedia) at age 24. Before his consumer Web career, Spencer was in investment banking and private equity. He worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at Goldman Sachs and as an associate at TPG Capital. Spencer graduated cum laude from Harvard University.

Spencer is on the boards of directors of TripAdvisor, Zulily, and privately held online beauty company Julep. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and is on the advisory board of Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Matt Corgan

General Manager, HotPads

Matt is the general manager of HotPads, a leading map-based apartment and home rental search brand, and a top destination for renters in urban areas across the United States.  Matt was the co-founder and CEO of HotPads and he joined Zillow in 2012 after the sale of his company. Prior to HotPads, Matt was a software engineer with Lockheed Martin.

Matt has a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from Notre Dame University and an MBA from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

Susan Daimler

Vice President and General Manager, StreetEasy

Susan is the vice president and general manager overseeing all strategy, marketing, sales and customer divisions of Zillow’s New York operations, including NY-based real estate brand, StreetEasy. In 2015, Inman named Susan among the 33 people changing the real estate industry

Susan joined Zillow in October 2012 after the company’s acquisition of Buyfolio, a co-shopping platform for real estate agents and their homebuyers, which she co-founded in 2009 (she came up with the idea while shopping for an apartment in NYC). Prior to Buyfolio, Susan co-founded the award-winning travel website SeatGuru, which was acquired by Expedia in 2007. Before SeatGuru, Susan worked in marketing and client management.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and currently sits on their Board of Trustees.

Paul Levine

President, Trulia

Paul joined Trulia in 2011 as chief operating officer and became president upon Trulia’s acquisition by Zillow Group in 2015. As Trulia’s chief operating officer, Paul drove the rapid growth of Trulia’s agent, media and new ventures divisions, helping to scale the company through its IPO in 2012 and subsequent acquisition by Zillow. As president of Trulia, Paul now leads the product, marketing, design, and engineering teams that create and manage Trulia’s consumer Web and mobile offerings.

Paul has nearly 20 years of consumer Internet experience – with particular passion and expertise in search, local advertising, and online marketplaces — and previously held leadership roles at Yahoo!, E*TRADE, Current TV and AdBrite. Paul was vice president/general manager of Local at Yahoo! from 2003-2007, and managed Yahoo! Real Estate before Trulia and Zillow launched. He was named to the Swanepoel Power 200: Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate in 2013 and 2014.

Paul earned his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Rich Barton

Rich is co-founder and executive chairman of the board of Zillow Group and served as the company’s first chief executive officer from 2005 until September 2010. Before co-founding Zillow, Rich served as president, chief executive officer and board director at Expedia, which he founded inside Microsoft at age 26 and then spun out through a successful IPO in 1999. He remained at Expedia until 2003, following the company’s acquisition by InterActiveCorp.

Rich is also co-founder and non-executive chairman of growing global job search and employer-review site Glassdoor, and Trover, where travelers share photos and stories from around the world. Rich is also a venture partner at Benchmark and is on the boards of directors at Netflix, Avvo, RealSelf and Nextdoor. In 2014, Rich was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship by President Obama. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering: Industrial Economics from Stanford University.

Erik Blachford

Erik is currently the executive chairman of Couchsurfing and a venture partner with Technology Crossover Ventures. In addition, he is a private investor holding seats on the boards of Glassdoor.com, Liftopia, Choose Energy and Siteminder. Erik was formerly chief executive officer at Butterfield & Robinson, Inc. and executive chairman and CEO at TerraPass, Inc. He also served on the boards of Farecast, Inc. and Sharebuilder Corporation.

Erik was previously CEO of Expedia and president 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 and programming, where Erik was responsible for establishing and growing the Expedia brand, and various marketing and product management positions at Microsoft Corp.

Erik is a member of the National Council of World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Erik holds a bachelor’s degree in English, certificate in theater from Princeton University, and an MBA from Columbia University.

Pete Flint

Pete is a founder and the former CEO of Trulia. Pete’s inspiration for Trulia came when he faced his own challenges researching homes online. This experience inspired him to make a commitment to build intuitive tools to help fellow home buyers locate and make sense of the vast amount of real estate information on the Web. Trulia was born when Pete and his team created a breakthrough consumer experience and a business model that connects brokers and agents to a large and growing audience of consumers. Trulia was founded in 2005 and acquired by Zillow Group in 2015, at which time Pete joined the board of Zillow Group.

Prior to Trulia, Pete was part of the founding team of lastminute.com, which grew to become Europe’s largest online travel company. As head of interactive marketing and business development, he helped build the company to more than 2,000 employees in 12 countries and $1 billion in annual transactions, resulting in the company’s acquisition in 2005 by Travelocity for over $1 billion.

Pete holds a master’s degree in physics from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Lloyd Frink

Lloyd co-founded Zillow in 2005, and today serves as its vice-chairman, helping architect the company’s business strategies and product development plans. Prior to Zillow, Lloyd was senior vice president at Expedia, where he managed the air, hotel, car, destination services, content, merchandising, and partner marketing groups.

Before joining Expedia in 1995, Lloyd worked at Microsoft, where he started the groups that created software for pen-based and handheld devices. In 1979, he joined Microsoft at the age of 14 and worked there as a summer intern until he joined the company full-time in 1987.

In addition to his Zillow role, Lloyd serves on the board of directors for GrubHub. He graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Bill Gurley

Bill has served as a general partner at Benchmark Capital for more than 15 years. His investments have included GrubHub, Stitch Fix, Uber Technologies, OpenTable, JAMDAT Mobile, Nordstrom.com, and Shopping.com, among others. Previously, as a Wall Street research analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston, he covered personal computer hardware and software companies and was twice ranked an Institutional Investor All-American analyst. Prior to his investment career, Bill spent several years in the technology industry. A chartered financial analyst, Bill earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Florida, and an MBA from the University of Texas.

Jay Hoag

Jay has been a venture capitalist and technology investor for more than 32 years. He was a co-founder of TCV in 1995. Since that time TCV has raised almost $10 billion in capital and emerged a leading provider of growth capital to technology companies. Prior to TCV, Jay was a managing director at Chancellor Capital Management where he spent over 12 years as a technology focused venture capitalist and fund manager. He has been involved in a large number of technology investments including Actuate Software, Ariba Technologies, Altiris (sold to Symantec), BlueCoat Systems (formerly CacheFlow), C|Net, Encompass (sold to Yahoo!), EXE Technologies, Expedia, Fandango, Facebook, Groupon, Netflix, ONYX Software, RealNetworks, SpringStreet (sold to Homestore.com), TechTarget, Vacationspot.com (sold to Expedia), Viant and Zillow, among others.

In addition to Zillow, Jay is currently on the board of directors of Electronic Arts, Netflix, TechTarget, Vice Media and Prodege. He also serves on the Investment Advisory Committee at the University of Michigan, the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University, and the Board of Trust at the Vanderbilt University. Jay received a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Gregory Maffei

As president, CEO and director of Liberty Media Corporation and Liberty Interactive Corporation Greg leads the team to compete in the digital/mobile era.  Under his tenure, Liberty’s stocks have significantly outperformed the major stock indices and comparable companies.

In addition, he serves as president and CEO of Liberty Broadband and Liberty TripAdvisor, which were spun off from Liberty Media and Liberty Interactive, respectively, in 2014.  Greg also serves as chairman of the board of the Liberty-related companies Live Nation Entertainment, Sirius XM, Starz and TripAdvisor, and as a director of Charter Communications, Liberty Broadband and Liberty TripAdvisor.

Prior to joining Liberty in 2005, Greg served as president and CFO of Oracle, chairman, president and CEO of 360networks, CFO of Microsoft, and chairman of the board of Expedia.  Previously, he has been a director of Barnes & Noble, Citrix, DIRECTV, Dorling Kindersley, Electronic Arts and Starbucks Coffee.

Greg is a member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College and Council on Foreign Relations.  He previously served as president of the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Public Library. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and an AB from Dartmouth College.

Spencer Rascoff

Chief Executive Officer

As chief executive officer of Zillow Group, Spencer oversees the company’s portfolio of real estate and home-related brands, including consumer brands Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy and HotPads. Spencer joined Zillow in 2005, and was appointed to CEO in 2010.

Before joining Zillow, Spencer was vice president of lodging for Expedia. In 1999, at the age of 24, Spencer co-founded Hotwire.com, a leading Internet travel company, which he sold a few years later to InterActiveCorp (the parent company of Expedia). Before his consumer Web career, Spencer was in investment banking and private equity. He worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at Goldman Sachs and as an associate at TPG Capital. Spencer graduated cum laude from Harvard University.

Spencer is on the boards of directors of TripAdvisor, Zulily, and privately held online beauty company Julep. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and is on the advisory board of Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Gordon Stephenson

Gordon is the co-founder and managing broker of Real Property Associates (RPA), one of the largest independent real estate brokerages in the Northwest. He oversees more than 60 agents and brokers in their sales activities and continues to personally represent buyers and sellers. Prior to founding RPA in 1991, Gordon was a Seattle-based associate broker with both Prudential MacPhersons and Windermere Real Estate. He has bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University.

Greg Waldorf

Greg is the chief executive officer of Invoice2go and is responsible for driving global expansion of the business. He has a long history of involvement with leading technology businesses. Prior to joining Invoice2go, Greg was affiliated with Accel Partners as CEO-in-residence. Greg also served as chief executive officer at eHarmony from 2006 through 2010 where he drove significant global growth through an expansion to 15 countries worldwide. Greg was one of the primary investors in Trulia and its first outside board member. He served as director for 10 years, beginning in 2005 and concluded with Trulia’s acquisition, at which time Greg joined the Board of Zillow Group.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.