Head of Hotels, Airbnb
Sam Shank is Head of Hotels and Serviced Apartments at Airbnb and CEO of HotelTonight, the mobile-first hotel booking platform he co-founded in 2010. As a travel-obsessed serial entrepreneur, Sam previously founded and was CEO of DealBase, a travel deals search engine, and was CEO of TravelPost, a hotel reviews site. SideStep acquired TravelPost and Sam worked there as VP of Business Development. Sam also worked in comparison shopping at Excite, CNET and NexTag. Sam attended the University of Virginia and received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.