Brian H. Sharples Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director HomeAway Inc.
Brian H. Sharples is one of our Co-Founders, has served as our Chief Executive Officer since our inception in April 2004 and has served as Chairman of the Board since March 2011. He has also served as our President from April 2004 until May 2014. Prior to joining us, Mr. Sharples was an angel investor from 2001 to 2004 and also served as Chief Executive Officer of Elysium Partners, Inc., a company in the vacation club ownership market, from 2002 to 2003. Mr. Sharples served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IntelliQuest Information Group, Inc., a supplier of marketing data and research to Fortune 500 technology companies, from 1996 to 2001, as President from 1991 to 1996, and as Senior Vice President from 1989 to 1991. Prior to IntelliQuest, Mr. Sharples was Chief Executive Officer of Practical Productions, Inc., an event-based automotive distribution business, from 1988 to 1989 and a consultant with Bain & Company from 1986 to 1988. Mr. Sharples also serves on the board of directors of RetailMeNot, Inc. Mr. Sharples holds a B.S. in math and economics from Colby College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Carl G. Shepherd Co-Founder, Chief Strategy and Development Officer and Director HomeAway, Inc.
Carl G. Shepherd is one of our Co-Founders and has served as our Chief Strategy and Development Officer since February 2005. Prior to joining us, Mr. Shepherd worked as a consultant from March 2003 to February 2005. Mr. Shepherd served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hoover’s, Inc., a provider of online business information, from June 1997 to March 2003. From August 1995 to June 1997, Mr. Shepherd served as Vice President of Business Development of Human Code Inc., a software development company. From December 1992 to March 1995, Mr. Shepherd served as Chief Financial Officer of Hanley Wood, LLC, a trade magazine publisher. Mr. Shepherd has held positions with both consumer and trade magazine publishers, including Texas Monthly, Building and Remodeling and the Dallas Morning News. Previously, Mr. Shepherd was a senior manager with Andersen Consulting in New York. Mr. Shepherd holds a B.A. in business administration from Texas Christian University and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Charles ("Lanny") C. Baker Director ZipRealty, Inc.
Charles (“Lanny”) C. Baker has served as a director since April 2011. Mr. Baker has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of ZipRealty, Inc., a provider of technology systems to real estate agents and brokerages, since October 2010 which was acquired by Realogy Holdings Corp. in August 2014. From December 2008 to October 2010, Mr. Baker served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ZipRealty, Inc. From March 2005 to June 2007, Mr. Baker served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Monster Worldwide, Inc., an online recruitment services company. From June 1993 to March 2005, Mr. Baker served in positions of increasing responsibility in the Equity Research department at Smith Barney, a division of Citigroup, Inc., serving as Managing Director from January 2000 to March 2005. Mr. Baker serves on the board of directors of XO Group, Inc., a life stages media company targeting couples planning their weddings and lives together. Mr. Baker holds a B.A. in history from Yale College.
Simon Breakwell has served as a director since August 2012. Since January 2014, Mr. Breakwell has served as a Venture Partner with Technology Crossover Ventures. From 2000 to April 2006, Mr. Breakwell served as the President, Founder and a director of Expedia International, Inc., a subsidiary of Expedia, Inc. Prior to becoming the President of Expedia International, Inc., Mr. Breakwell spent seven years in senior business roles in Expedia, Inc., the Travel Group (acquired by Expedia, Inc.) and British Airways. Mr. Breakwell holds an M.B.A. from Lancaster University and a B.A. from Portsmouth Polytechnic.
Jeffrey D. Brody has served as a director since January 2005. Mr. Brody is a founding partner of Redpoint Ventures. He also serves as a managing member of Brentwood Venture Capital. Mr. Brody serves on the boards of directors of several private companies including Kodiak Networks, The Receivables Exchange, Viajanet, Xango, PSafe, Beepi, and Bitgo. Mr. Brody was an early investor and director of Danger (acquired by Microsoft), Fraud Sciences (acquired by eBay), LifeSize Communications (acquired by Logitech), Concur Technologies (CNQR), Loopnet (LOOP), Zing Systems (acquired by OpenWave), ViaVideo (acquired by Polycom) and WebTV (acquired by Microsoft). Mr. Brody holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Kevin Krone has served as a director since April 2013. Since December 1992, Mr. Krone has held various roles at Southwest Airlines, and since February 2013, has served as Southwest's Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Krone is responsible for Southwest's marketing strategies covering all sales and promotions, special event marketing, multicultural activities, partnership relationships, all field sales offices, advertising, Southwest's award-winning frequent flyer program called Rapid Rewards, online marketing, distribution of Southwest's products and product development. Previously, Mr. Krone had responsibility for local marketing, business development, as well as leadership over the developmental efforts on Southwest's website, southwest.com. Mr. Krone received a B.A. in finance and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois.
Simon Lehmann has served as a director since March 2014. Since December 2013, Mr. Lehmann has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Biketec AG. From October 2005 to February 2014, Mr. Lehmann served as the Chief Executive Officer of Interhome AG. Prior to Interhome, from January 2001 to September 2005, Mr. Lehmann held top management positions, most recently Executive Vice President of Sales and Commercial, with Swissport International. Since November 2012, Mr. Lehmann has served on the Board of directors of Inntopia.com.
Christopher ("Woody") P. Marshall Director Technology Crossover Ventures
Christopher ("Woody") P. Marshall has served as a director since October 2008. Mr. Marshall is a General Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures, or TCV, a growth equity firm focused on information technology companies. Prior to joining TCV in 2008, Mr. Marshall spent 12 years as a Managing Partner at Trident Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm focused on the software, business services and Internet markets. Mr. Marshall also serves on the board of directors of XRS Corporation, a provider of fleet operations solutions to the transportation industry. Mr. Marshall holds a B.A. from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Tina Sharkey has served as a director since December 2012. Ms. Sharkey is Chief Executive Officer of SherpaFoundry. From 2007 to 2012, Ms. Sharkey served as Chairman and Global President of BabyCenter LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. Prior to that, Ms. Sharkey held various positions, including Senior Vice President, General Manager, of America Online Inc. (from 2003 to 2006). From 2004 to 2006, Ms. Sharkey served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of a portfolio of AOL properties, including AOL.com and AOL Instant Messenger. Ms. Sharkey served as a director for ad:tech (from 2009), and served as a director for Baby Buggy, Inc. (from 2002 to 2009) and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (from 2007 to 2012). Ms. Sharkey holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.