Board of Directors


Rich Barton

Rich is co-founder and Executive Chairman of Zillow. He served as Chief Executive Officer from 2005, when the company was founded, until September 2010 when he passed the baton to Spencer Rascoff. Before co-founding Zillow, Rich founded Expedia.com, the world's largest online travel agency. Expedia was started within Microsoft in 1994, and then spun out in 1999 as a public company; Rich served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Director until 2003. Rich also co-founded and serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Glassdoor.com, where you can rate and review your company, see how your salary stacks up, and search for jobs; and TravelPost, a travel review and social networking site. Rich is also a venture partner at Benchmark Capital in Menlo Park and is on the boards of directors at Netflix, Avvo, RealSelf.com, and CommonSenseMedia.Org. Rich holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering: Industrial Economics from Stanford University. Rich can be followed on Twitter @Rich_Barton.

Lloyd Frink

Lloyd is co-founder and Vice Chairman of Zillow. Before co-founding Zillow, Lloyd was at Expedia, where he was Senior Vice President, Supplier Relations, managing the air, hotel, car, destination services, content, merchandising and partner marketing groups. Lloyd joined Expedia in 1995 as one of the original members of the team. From 1988 to 1994, Lloyd worked at Microsoft where he started the group that created products eventually evolving into the Tablet PC and Pocket PC. One of the youngest interns ever hired at Microsoft, Lloyd interned summers from 1979 until 1987. Lloyd graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's degree in economics.

Erik Blachford

Currently 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 currently serves as a board director at Butterfield & Robinson, TerraPass, Zillow, and Glassdoor.com. He has previously served on the boards of Farecast, Inc., Sharebuilder Corporation, Expedia, and Points.com. Erik is on the U.S. National Council of the World Wildlife Fund.

Erik holds a bachelor's degree in English, certificate in theater from Princeton University, and an MBA from Columbia University.

Bill Gurley

Bill has served as a general partner at Benchmark Capital for seven years. Investments have included Avamar Technologies, 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

A founding general partner of Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), Jay has been a venture capitalist and technology investor for over 23 years. Prior to TCV, Jay was at Chancellor Capital Management where he spent over 12 years as a technology focused venture capitalist and fund manager. Jay has been involved in TCV investments in such companies as eHarmony, Expedia, Fandango, Netflix, C|NET and Tech Target, among others. Jay earned a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Northwestern University and holds an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Gregory Maffei

A former CFO of Microsoft Corp., Greg Maffei was recently named CEO of cable-television broadcasting's Liberty Media Corp. Prior to that, Greg was CFO of Oracle Corp., and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 360networks Corp. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.

Spencer Rascoff

Spencer joined the company as one of its founding employees in 2005 as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Marketing, and served as its Chief Operating Officer from October 2008 through his promotion to CEO in September 2010. Prior to joining Zillow, Spencer was Vice President of Lodging for Expedia. In 1999, Spencer co-founded Hotwire.com, a leading Internet travel company, and ran several product lines there before it was acquired by Interactive Corp (parent company of Expedia) in 2003. 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 also held other positions at TPG Capital, Bear Stearns and Allen & Company. Spencer graduated cum laude from Harvard University, and he serves on Harvard University's Digital Community & Social Networking Advisory Group. Follow Spencer on Twitter at @spencerrascoff. View Spencer's profile

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 40 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.

 
 
 
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