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Our team

 

Stephen Kaufer

President and CEO

Steve co-founded TripAdvisor in 2000 with the mission to help travelers around the world plan and have the perfect trip. Under his leadership, TripAdvisor has grown into the largest Web 2.0 company in the northeast and the largest travel site in the world. Steve now leads TripAdvisor, Inc., which includes 21 travel brands. Prior to co-founding TripAdvisor, Steve was president of... more

Steve's favorite travel destination is Jerusalem, Israel.


Julie M.B. Bradley

Chief Financial Officer

Julie is responsible for overseeing corporate finance, investor relations, accounting, corporate development, human resources, and real estate at TripAdvisor. Julie previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Art Technology Group (ATG), where she was responsible for managing all financial activities, investor relations, and global infrastructure. During her tenure... more

Julie's favorite travel destination is Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


Seth Kalvert

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Seth Kalvert has responsibility for all of the legal activities of TripAdvisor, Inc. Prior to assuming his role as General Counsel in August 2011, Seth held various positions at Expedia, Inc., most recently as Vice President, Associate General Counsel since February 2006, where he had primary responsibility for the legal aspects of the company's mergers and acquisitions and other transactional work, along with... more

Seth's favorite travel destination is Queenstown, New Zealand.


Bill Bailey

Vice President, Corporate and Business Development

Bill Bailey is responsible for leading the company’s efforts in mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and strategic planning. Bill previously served as Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Ancestry.com, where he was responsible for driving multiple partnerships and acquisitions including the $100 million acquisition of Archives.com.  Prior to Ancestry.com, Bill was... more

Bill's favorite travel destination is Rome, Italy.


Marc Charron

President, TripAdvisor for Business

Marc Charron is responsible for the continued growth and innovation of TripAdvisor for Business as it expands its services for the hospitality sector and travel industry. Marc joined TripAdvisor in 2006 as managing director for Europe. As the company's first international employee, he led the rollout and growth of local language sites and operations across Europe and set up the regional headquarters in London.... more

Marc's favorite travel destination is Tokyo, Japan.


Lily Cheng

President, APAC

Lily is responsible for driving TripAdvisor's growth in the Asia Pacific Region, with a focus on China, Japan and India. In this capacity, Lily will continue to position and develop TripAdvisor's portfolio companies in mainland China (DaoDao and Kuxun) for long-term success via both organic growth and strategic partnerships. Prior to joining TripAdvisor, Lily served at Expedia Inc. between 2008 and 2010 in various capacities... more

Lily's favorite travel destinations is the Galapagos Islands.


Andy Gelfond

Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operations

Andy Gelfond is responsible for leading the TripAdvisor engineering organization. Prior to joining TripAdvisor in 2004, Andy was founder and CTO of several Boston-based companies including InterGroup Technologies, LumaPath and Publish2Go, and was an architect and development manager for Lotus Development Corporation. Andy moved to the Boston area in 1988 after selling... more

Andy's favorite travel destination is Beijing, China.


Dermot Halpin

President, Vacation Rentals

Dermot Halpin is responsible for overseeing the vacation rentals division at TripAdvisor including management of FlipKey and Holiday Lettings. Dermot previously served as CEO of Autoquake, a small business that used the internet and data analytics to change the way cars are retailed. Prior to Autoquake, Dermot was President of Expedia EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Throughout his tenure... more

Dermot's favorite travel destination is Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Robin Ingle

Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales

Robin Ingle is responsible for all graphical and cost-per-click advertising sales as well as ad operations and support for TripAdvisor in the Americas, EMEA, and the South Pacific. She joined TripAdvisor in 2001 and has held roles in business development & international development. Before joining TripAdvisor, Robin served as vice president of advertising at... more

Robin's favorite travel destination is Florence, Italy.


Bertrand Jelensperger

CEO, lafourchette

In 2007, Bertrand co-founded lafourchette, an online restaurant booking platform that has a network of more than 13,000 restaurant partners across Europe and is now the leading online and mobile reservation platform for restaurants in France, Spain and Switzerland. In 2014, lafourchette was acquired by TripAdvisor, which now allows users to search availability and... more


David Krauter

President, SmarterTravel & Independent Traveler

David leads the strategy and operations for SmarterTravel (BookingBuddy, Airfarewatchdog, Jetsetter, OneTime, Tingo and Oyster) and Independent Traveler (Independent Traveler, CruiseCritic, and Family Vacation Critic) and is also the General Manager for Jetsetter, the home of the most distinctive and recommendable hotels on the Web. Previously, David was... more

David's favorite travel destination is Peter Island, British Virgin Islands.


Adam Medros

Vice President, Global Product

Adam Medros heads worldwide product development for TripAdvisor. Since joining TripAdvisor in 2004, Adam has overseen improvements to core functionality, content operations, international expansion, and development of a wide variety of travel planning features including the TripAdvisor and City Guides mobile apps on iOS and Android, the "Trip Friends" social features, and Facebook Instant Personalization on TripAdvisor. ... more

Adam's favorite travel destination is London, England.


Barbara Messing

Chief Marketing Officer

Barbara Messing leads the global marketing efforts as TripAdvisor continues to expand its global footprint as the world’s largest travel site. Barbara leads all consumer marketing activities at TripAdvisor, including brand development and experience, customer relationship marketing, public relations, search engine marketing, traffic acquisition, and mobile partnerships. Prior to joining TripAdvisor, Barbara spent... more

Barbara's favorite travel destination is Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


 
Bryan Saltzburg

General Manager, New Initiatives

Bryan Saltzburg is the head of new initiatives and leads the company's global Flights product. Prior to joining TripAdvisor, he worked for Travelocity, most recently serving as vice president of leisure businesses. Over his eight years there, Bryan was responsible for launching their successful online cruise business, and for managing and building... more

Bryan's favorite travel destination is Ko Phi Phi, Thailand.


Barrie Seidenberg

CEO, Viator

Barrie Seidenberg leads the tours and activities business, Viator, acquired by TripAdvisor in August 2014. Barrie joined Viator as president in 2005, bringing a decade of executive leadership and marketing expertise in the online travel industry. Under Barrie's leadership, Viator has demonstrated strong and continued growth, fueled by the success of... more

Barrie’s favorite travel destination is Istanbul, Turkey.