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Stephen Kaufer

President and CEO


Mr. Kaufer co-founded Tripadvisor in February 2000 and has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tripadvisor since that date. Mr. Kaufer has been a director of Tripadvisor since the completion of the spin-off of Tripadvisor from Expedia, Inc. (“Expedia”) in December 2011 (the “Spin-Off”). Mr. Kaufer serves on the Board of Directors of CarGurus, Inc., a company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC. Mr. Kaufer also serves as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tripadvisor Charitable Foundation, a private charitable foundation. Mr. Kaufer also serves on the Board of Directors of the charity Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (formerly known as Caring for Carcinoid Foundation). Prior to co-founding Tripadvisor, Mr. Kaufer served as President of CDS, Inc., an independent software vendor specializing in programming and testing tools, and co-founded CenterLine Software and served as its Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Kaufer holds an A.B. in Computer Science from Harvard University.

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