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Expedia Group Inc (EXPE.OQ)

EXPE.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Barry Diller

78 2005 Chairman of the Board, Senior Executive

Peter Kern

52 2020 Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board

Eric Hart

2020 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer

Lance Soliday

46 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Robert Dzielak

49 2018 Secretary,Chief Legal Officer

Beverly Anderson

56 2020 Director

Alexander Furstenberg

50 2015 Director

Dara Khosrowshahi

50 2017 Director

Gregory Mondre

2020 Director

David Sambur

40 2020 Director

Samuel Altman

30 2019 Independent Director

Susan Athey

49 2015 Independent Director

A. George Battle

76 2005 Independent Director

Chelsea Clinton

40 2017 Independent Director

Jon Gieselman

2019 Independent Director

Craig Jacobson

67 2007 Independent Director

Julie Whalen

49 2019 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Barry Diller

Mr. Barry Diller is Chairman of the Board, Senior Executive of the Expedia Group Inc.. Mr. Diller has been the Chairman of the Board and Senior Executive of Expedia Group since the completion of the Company’s spin-off from IAC/InterActiveCorp (“IAC”) on August 9, 2005 (the “IAC/Expedia Group Spin-Off”). Mr. Diller held the positions of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of IAC and its predecessors since August 1995 and ceased serving as Chief Executive Officer in November 2010. Mr. Diller served as Special Advisor to TripAdvisor, Inc., an online travel company, from April 2013 through March 2017, was TripAdvisor’s Chairman of the Board and Senior Executive from December 2011, when it was spun off from the Company (the “TripAdvisor Spin-Off”) until December 2012, and served a member of its Board until April 2013. Mr. Diller served as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. from 2008 to 2010, when it merged with Live Nation, Inc. to form Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. Mr. Diller served as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. from January 2010 to October 2010 and was a member of its Board until January 2011. He also served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of QVC, Inc. from December 1992 through December 1994 and as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Fox, Inc. from 1984 to 1992. Prior to joining Fox, Inc., Mr. Diller served for ten years as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures Corporation. Mr. Diller served as a member of the Board of Directors of Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company) from November 2013 through January 2017. Mr. Diller is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Coca-Cola Company.

Peter Kern

Mr. Peter M. Kern serves as Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Kern has been a director of Expedia Group since completion of the IAC/Expedia Group Spin-Off, has served as Vice Chairman of Expedia Group since June 2018, and has served as Chief Executive Officer of Expedia Group since April 2020. Immediately prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kern, along with Mr. Diller, had overseen Expedia Group’s executive leadership team, managing day-to-day operations, since the departure of the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer in December of 2019. Mr. Kern served on the board of directors of Tribune Media Company from October 2016 through the completion of Tribune Media’s merger with Nextstar Media Group, Inc. in September 2019, and served as Tribune Media’s Chief Executive Officer from March 2017 through September 2019. Kern is a Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners VII, LP, a private equity firm. Prior to joining InterMedia, Mr. Kern was Senior Managing Director and Principal of Alpine Capital LLC. Prior to Alpine Capital, Mr. Kern founded Gemini Associates in 1996 and served as President from its inception through its merger with Alpine Capital in 2001. Prior to founding Gemini Associates, Mr. Kern was at the Home Shopping Network and Whittle Communications Mr. Kern also currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., a publicly-traded Spanish-language media company and as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of trivago N.V., a majority-owned subsidiary of Expedia Group, as well as on the boards of several private companies. Mr. Kern holds a B.S. degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Eric Hart

Mr. Eric M. Hart serves as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. Mr. Hart has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Expedia Group since April 2020, overseeing Expedia Group’s accounting, financial reporting and analysis, investor relations, treasury, internal audit, tax, and real estate teams. Mr. Hart had served as acting Chief Financial Officer since the departure of the former Chief Financial Officer in December of 2019. Mr. Hart has also served as Expedia Group’s Chief Strategy Officer since November 1, 2019 with responsibility for the Company’s strategy and business development, as well as global M&A and investments. Prior to assuming the Chief Strategy Officer position, Mr. Hart served as the General Manager of the Company’s CarRentals.com brand for nearly three years. Prior to that, he oversaw corporate strategy for the Company, leading some of the Company’s largest acquisitions. Before joining Expedia Group, Mr. Hart spent time as a Vice President at Lake Capital, as a Project Leader at Boston Consulting Group, and as a Consultant at Accenture. Mr. Hart holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Lance Soliday

Mr. Lance A. Soliday, CPA., is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the Expedia Group Inc. since February 2017, Mr. Soliday has previously served as the Company’s Director, Financial Reporting since December 2006 and Director, Accounting Research since joining the Company in May 2006. Prior to joining Expedia Group, Mr. Soliday held various roles in the finance departments of Amazon.com and Microsoft Corporation. Previously, Mr. Soliday was an accountant with Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Soliday received his bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University and is a certified public accountant.

Robert Dzielak

Mr. Robert J. Dzielak is Secretary, Chief Legal Officer of the Expedia Group Inc, since March 2018. Mr. Dzielak had previously served as Senior Vice President and acting General Counsel since October 2011. Since joining the Company as Assistant General Counsel in April 2006 and through his service as Vice President and Associate General Counsel between February 2007 and October 2011, Mr. Dzielak held primary responsibility for the worldwide litigation portfolio of the Company and its brands. Prior to joining Expedia Group, Mr. Dzielak was a partner at the law firm of Preston, Gates and Ellis, LLP (now K&L Gates LLP), where his practice focused on commercial and intellectual property litigation.

Beverly Anderson

Ms. Beverly J. Anderson serves as Director of the Company. Prior to joining Equifax, Ms. Anderson was the Executive Vice President of Cards and Retail Services at Wells Fargo where she led consumer credit cards, co-brand cards, loyalty solutions, retail finance, digital payments and enablement capabilities, having previously held leadership roles managing direct auto loans, personal lines and loans, loan operations, collections and fraud operations since joining Wells Fargo in February, 2012. Ms. Anderson currently serves as co-president of the Harvard Business School African-American Alumni Association and received the Kenneth A. Powell Award for Professional Achievement from the HBS African-American Student Union in 2019. She also serves as a Board member of the Equifax Foundation. She also is a former chair of the Card Policy Council of the American Banker Association and a former Board Chair of the Council of Urban Professionals. Black Enterprise named Ms. Anderson one of its Most Powerful Women in Corporate America in 2019. She was recently name of one of the Top 20 Women in Digital Commerce by CardLinx. Ms. Anderson graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Business from Florida A&M University and received her MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Alexander Furstenberg

Mr. Alexander Von Furstenberg serves as Director of the Company. Mr. von Furstenberg currently serves as Chief Investment Officer of Ranger Global Advisors, LLC (“Ranger”), a family office focused on value-based investing, which he founded in June 2011. Prior to founding Ranger, Mr. von Furstenberg founded Arrow Capital Management, LLC, a private investment firm focused on global public equities, where he served as Co-Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer since 2003. Mr. von Furstenberg has served as a member of the Board of Directors of IAC since 2008, Liberty Expedia Holdings since November 2016, La Scogliera, an Italian financial holding company, since December 2016 and served as a member of the board of directors of W.P. Stewart & Co. Ltd., a Bermuda based asset management firm, until the company was acquired in December 2013. Since 2001, he has acted as Chief Investment Officer of Arrow Investments, Inc., the private investment office that serves his family. Mr. von Furstenberg also serves as a partner and Co-Chairman of the Board of Diane von Furstenberg Studio, LLC.

Dara Khosrowshahi

Mr. Dara Khosrowshahi serves as Director of the Company. since completion of the IAC/Expedia Group Spin-Off. Mr. Khosrowshahi has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Uber Technologies, Inc. since August 2017. Previously, Mr. Khosrowshahi served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Expedia Group from the completion of the IAC/Expedia Group Spin-Off until August 2017. Mr. Khosrowshahi served as the Chief Executive Officer of IAC Travel, a division of IAC, from January 2005 to the IAC/Expedia Group Spin-Off date. Prior to his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of IAC Travel, Mr. Khosrowshahi served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IAC from January 2002 to January 2005, as IAC’s Executive Vice President, Operations and Strategic Planning, from July 2000 to January 2002 and as President, USA Networks Interactive, a division of IAC, from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Khosrowshahi joined IAC in 1998 as Vice President of Strategic Planning and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 1999. Mr. Khosrowshahi worked at Allen & Company LLC from 1991 to 1998, where he served as Vice President from 1995 to 1998.

Gregory Mondre

Mr. Gregory K. Mondre serves as Director of the Company. He is Co-CEO of Silver Lake, a global private equity firm, based in New York. Mr. Mondre joined Silver Lake in 1999 as a founding principal and was previously Managing Partner and Managing Director from January 2013 to December 2019. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Mondre was a principal at Texas Pacific Group, where he focused on private equity investments across a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on technology. He serves on the board of directors of Motorola Solutions, Inc. Previously, he served on the boards of GoDaddy Inc. from May 2014 to February 2020 and Sabre Corporation from March 2007 to December 2018. Mr. Mondre graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics.

David Sambur

Mr. David B. Sambur serves as Director of the Company. He is Co-Lead Partner, Private Equity at Apollo Global Management, Inc., having joined Apollo in 2004. Prior to that time, Mr. Sambur was a member of the Leveraged Finance Group of Salomon Smith Barney Inc. Mr. Sambur serves on the board of directors of PlayAGS, CareerBuilder, Coinstar, Cox Media Group, ClubCorp, Diamond Resorts International, ecoATM, Gamenet Group, Mood Media, Rackspace, Redbox Automated Retail, and Shutterfly, among others. Mr. Sambur previously served on the boards of directors of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Hexion Holdings, LLC, Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. and Verso Paper Corporation. Mr. Sambur is also a member of the Mount Sinai Department of Medicine Advisory Board, the Arbor Brothers Inc. Board of Directors and the Emory College Dean’s Advisory Council. Mr. Sambur graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University with a BA in Economics.

Samuel Altman

Mr. Samuel H. Altman serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Altman is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of OpenAI an organization dedicated to ensuring artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. From February 2014 through March 2019, he served as President of Y Combinator, a provider of advice and seed financing for startups. Earlier in his career, Mr. Altman co-founded Loopt, Inc., a provider of mobile location-based services, and served as its Chief Executive Officer until it was acquired by Green Dot Corporation in March 2012, after which he held a number of senior executive positions at Green Dot, including Executive Vice President, Mobile Products and Technology, through December 2013, and served as a member of its Board of Directors from March 2013 through April 2016. Mr. Altman has also been the General Partner of Hydrazine Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm, since April 2012. He has invested in a number of private companies, including Reddit, Inc., which operates a social sharing and aggregation website, and Helion Energy, Inc. and Oklo, Inc., which are both developing clean energy solutions. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of all three companies and as Chairman of Helion and Oklo.

Susan Athey

Dr. Susan C. Athey is Independent Director of the Expedia Group, Inc. since December 2015. Professor Athey is the Economics of Technology Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her research and teaching cover the economics of the internet and digital marketplaces, marketplace design, auctions, platform businesses, online advertising, the news media, financial technology, big data, and statistical methods for causal inference. She previously taught at the economics departments at MIT, Stanford and Harvard. In 2007, Professor Athey received the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded by the American Economic Association to “that American economist under the age of forty who is adjudged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.” She was elected to the National Academy of Science in 2012 and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008. She serves on the Board of Directors of Ripple, a financial services technology startup; Rover, peer-to-peer pet care marketplace; Turo, a peer-to-peer car rental marketplace; and Innovations for Poverty Action, a non-profit. Professor Athey has also been a director of LendingClub Corporation since March 2018.

A. George Battle

Mr. A. George Battle is Independent Director of the Expedia Group, Inc. Mr. Battle previously served as the Executive Chairman of Ask Jeeves, Inc. from January 2004 through July 2005 and as its Chief Executive Officer from December 2000 until January 2004. Mr. Battle was a business consultant and investor and served as a member of the boards of directors of several technology companies. Prior thereto, Mr. Battle served with Andersen Consulting in various roles, including Worldwide Managing Partner, Market Development, until his retirement from Andersen Consulting in 1995. Mr. Battle is currently Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Fair Isaac Corporation, a position he has held since 2002. He is also a director of Workday, Inc. and one nonprofit organization. Mr. Battle also served as a director of PeopleSoft, Inc. from 1995 until its acquisition by Oracle Corp. in 2004, Barra, Inc. from 1996 until 2004, Advent Software, Inc. from 2006 to May 2011, the Masters Select family of funds (all registered investment companies) from August 1996 until December 2012, Sungevity, Inc. from February 2010 until January 2013, LinkedIn Corporation from December 2010 until December 2016, OpenTable, Inc. from January 2006 until July 2014, and Netflix, Inc. from June 2005 to December 2018.

Chelsea Clinton

Ms. Chelsea Clinton is Independent Director of the Expedia Group, Inc. Ms. Clinton has served as Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation since March 2013, where her work emphasizes improving global and domestic health, creating service opportunities and empowering the next generation of leaders. Prior to assuming this role, Ms. Clinton served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Clinton Foundation from September 2011. Ms. Clinton has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Clinton Health Access Initiative since September 2011. Ms. Clinton also teaches at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. From March 2010 through May 2013, Ms. Clinton served as an Assistant Vice Provost at New York University, where she focused on interfaith initiatives and the university’s Global Expansion Program. From November 2011 to August 2014, Ms. Clinton also worked as a special correspondent for NBC news. Prior to these efforts, Ms. Clinton worked as an associate at McKinsey & Company, a consulting firm, from August 2003 to October 2006, and as an associate at Avenue Capital Group, an investment firm, from October 2006 to November 2009. Ms. Clinton also currently serves on the Board of Directors of IAC, The School of American Ballet, Clover Health and Nurx Inc.; the Board of Overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College and the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; the Board of Trustees of the Africa Center; and as Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Of Many Institute at New York University. She currently serves as an advisor to LiveSafe, Inc.

Jon Gieselman

Mr. Jon T. Gieselman serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Vice President of Services Marketing at Apple, Inc. since May of 2016, where he is responsible for the global marketing and sales functions for Apple’s Services Support Group, which includes Apple Music and iTunes. From October 2015 through January 2016, Mr. Gieselman served as Senior Vice President of Marketing at DirecTV, Inc., a direct broadcast satellite service provider having previously served in senior marketing roles at Sears Holding Corporation, Home Shopping Network and Ray-Ban Sunglasses. Mr. Gieselman holds a B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from St. John Fisher College. He was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement in 2008. Mr. Gieselman provides valuable expertise in the fields of marketing, advertising and sales, as well as significant experience leading global marketing organizations.

Craig Jacobson

Mr. Craig A. Jacobson is Independent Director of the Expedia Group, Inc. Mr. Jacobson is a founding partner at the law firm of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman, L.L.P., where he has practiced entertainment law for the past 32 years. Mr. Jacobson is a member of the Board of Directors of Charter Communications, Inc., Tribune Media Company, Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation and Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation. Mr. Jacobson was a director of Ticketmaster from August 2008 until its merger with Live Nation, Inc. in January 2010, Aver Media, a privately-held Canadian lending institution, Eventful Inc., a digital media company, and New Form Digital. Mr. Jacobson was a founder of New Form Digital, a venture with Discovery Communications, focusing on short form digital content.

Julie Whalen

Ms. Julie Patenaude Whalen is Independent Director of the Company. She is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., a global specialty retailer, where she is responsible for overseeing Williams-Sonoma’s global financial departments including controllership, corporate financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, investor relations, risk management and internal audit and has shared accountability of the brand finance functions. She joined Williams-Sonoma in 2001 in the corporate financial planning organization and progressed through positions of increasing responsibility from Vice President, Corporate Controller to Senior Vice President and Treasurer, and was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2012. Ms. Whalen began her career in public accounting with KPMG Peat Marwick LLP. Ms. Whalen is a Certified Public Accountant and holds both a B.S. in accounting and a J.D. from Pepperdine University.

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