RICH BARTON

RICH BARTON

RICH BARTON

Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Zillow Group

Rich is co-founder and executive chairman of the board of Zillow Group and served as the company’s first chief executive officer from 2005 until September 2010. Before co-founding Zillow, Rich served as president, chief executive officer and board director at Expedia, which he founded inside Microsoft at age 26 and then spun out through a successful IPO in 1999. He remained at Expedia until 2003, following the company’s acquisition by InterActiveCorp.

Rich is also co-founder and non-executive chairman of growing global job search and employer-review site Glassdoor, and Trover, where travelers share photos and stories from around the world. Rich is also a venture partner at Benchmark and is on the boards of directors at Netflix, Avvo, RealSelf and Nextdoor. In 2014, Rich was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship by President Obama. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering: Industrial Economics from Stanford University.