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Tripadvisor Appoints Matt Goldberg to CEO

Tripadvisor recently announced that Matt Goldberg has been named its CEO, succeeding co-founder and long-time CEO, Stephen Kaufer. 

“We are excited to announce the appointment of Matt Goldberg to the role of CEO,” said Greg Maffei, chairman of the board, Tripadvisor.  “Matt has proven leadership and experience in strategy and operations for more than 20 years across a number of leading media, advertising, and consumer-facing companies.  We welcome him to the team and look forward to his expertise as he leads Tripadvisor in the next phase of its journey.”

Over his career, Goldberg has served in various leadership roles in the digital content, media and entertainment, and travel industries, and in both B2B and direct-to-consumer models at companies such as News Corp, Liberty Interactive Corp, Lonely Planet, and Dow Jones.

Most recently, he served as executive vice president, North America and Global Operations at The Trade Desk.  Goldberg is also founding director of Dataphilanthropy, a non-profit focused on building programs to apply data to better address and understand economic disparity. 

He holds a B.A. in English from Cornell University, an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Melbourne, and an M.B.A from Stanford University.  Goldberg’s anticipated start date is July 01 and he will be based at the company’s Needham, MA headquarters.