Steve Kaufer

President & CEO
TripAdvisor

One of the reasons TripAdvisor President and CEO Steve Kaufer is so influential is that the company has acquired nearly 30 startups since 2006, shuttering some and growing others. Kaufer runs TripAdvisor as if it...

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Philip Wolf

Founder (retired)
PhoCusWright 

Philip Wolf has been everywhere lately. The PhoCusWright founder is now retired from an executive role, but he says he’s “actively retired,” and continues to be a...

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Henry Harteveldt

Founder 
Atmosphere Research Group

Travel industry and consumer analyst, researcher and co-founder of Atmosphere Research Group, Henry Harteveldt is a travel industry thought leader, and companies of every stripe...

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Rob Torres

Managing Director of Travel
Google

“Don’t just experience your company in your role, but as a traveler.” This comes from Rob Torres, Google’s Managing Director of Travel,...

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Barbara Messing

Chief Marketing Officer
TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor’s Chief Marketing Officer Barbara Messing may speak for a brand that speaks to over 200 million unique users in 21 languages every month, but...

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Introducing Skift50

Today, we’re launching Skift50, our new franchise focused on the top executives in the global travel industry. With each Skift50 list, we’ll highlight the people that are defining and innovating across various sectors and...

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