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Richard Barton is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of creating, Barton founded the online travel site Expedia. Expedia was started within Microsoft in 1994, then spun out of Microsoft in 1999. Barton served as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director until March 2003. By that time, Expedia had grown to become the largest online seller of travel in the world.After Zillow was founded in 2004, he served as CEO for six years before shifting roles to become the Executive Chairman. In February 2019, Barton returned to his role as Zillow Group’s CEO.Barton also serves as a venture partner at Benchmark Capital and has served on the board of multiple companies including Netflix, Avvo, Year Up, and Qurate Retail Group.From 1991 to 1994, Barton worked in various product management roles at Microsoft. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Richard Barton and other top speakers and celebrities.

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