- Co-founder and CEO leadership
- Mobile and internet industry
- Operational management
- Corporate governance
Richard N. Barton is our co-founder and has served as chief executive officer since February 2019. Rich has been a member of our board since its inception in December 2004, served as chief executive officer from inception until September 2010, and served as executive chairman from September 2010 to February 2019. He served as a venture partner at Benchmark, a venture capital firm, from February 2005 through September 2018.
Prior to co-founding our company, Rich founded Expedia as a group within Microsoft Corporation in 1994. Microsoft spun out the group as Expedia, Inc. in 1999, and Rich served as Expedia’s president, chief executive officer and as a member of its board of directors from 1999 to 2003. Rich also co-founded and served as non-executive chairman of Glassdoor, a job search and data site, from June 2007 through the company’s acquisition in June 2018. Rich also previously served on the board of directors of Altimeter Growth Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, from September 2020 to December 2021 and Altimeter Growth Corp. 2, a special purpose acquisition company, from January 2021 to March 2022.
Current other company board service:
- Netflix, Inc. (a public online media subscription provider) – since 2002
- Qurate Retail, Inc. (formerly Liberty Interactive Corporation, a public holding company of businesses in the electronic retailing, media, communications and entertainment industries) – since 2016
Education: B.S. in General Engineering: Industrial Economics, Stanford University