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Brian Chesky

Co-Founder & CEO, Airbnb

Brian Chesky is Co-Founder and CEO of Airbnb. Brian drives the company’s vision, strategy and growth.

Always pushing the status quo, Brian aims to disrupt the industry with ideas that change the way people live. To grasp the full impact and experience of Airbnb, Brian rid himself of an apartment and has been living in the homes of the Airbnb community since June of 2010. He is committed to assembling a passionate, top-tier team to deliver on this promise.

Before Airbnb, Brian ran an industrial design shop in Los Angeles; even these days he is rarely seen without a drafting pen and sketchbook in hand. Brian holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Joe Gebbia

Co-Founder & CPO, Airbnb

Joe is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Airbnb. Joe defines the Airbnb experience. He is dedicated to creating an inspiring and effortless user experience through sharp, intuitive design, and crafts the product roadmap to make it so. Joe values products that simplify life and have a positive impact on the environment, and ensures that the company adheres to these tenets.

Prior to Airbnb, Joe was employed by Chronicle Books, co-founded a green design website, and developed several consumer products. An alumni of the Rhode Island School of Design, Joe earned dual degrees in Graphic Design and Industrial Design. He also founded the school’s basketball team and led as student body president.

Joe fantasizes about an Airbnb getaway to this Fijian¬†private island, though his ultimate dream is to one day book a night at The Eames Case Study House No. 8 in Pacific Palisades, CA citing it as ‘a living artifact of good design.’

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Nathan Blecharczyk

Co-Founder & CTO, Airbnb

Nathan is the technical architect behind Airbnb. A pragmatist who translates vision and design into tangible product through fast iterations, Nathan uses data to identify and pursue high-growth opportunities. Under his leadership, the engineering team has developed a robust, secure marketplace which now facilitates a massive amount of commerce each day.

Nathan got an early start in business and technology when he founded an online marketing company while still in high school. Since then he has worked as a program manager at Microsoft, engineer at OPNET Technologies, and lead developer at Batiq. Nathan graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.

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