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Stephen Kaufer

Steve co-founded TripAdvisor in 2000 with the mission to help travelers around the world plan and have the perfect trip. Under his leadership, TripAdvisor has grown into the largest Web 2.0 company in the northeast and the largest travel site in the world.

Steve now leads TripAdvisor, Inc., which includes 20 travel brands. Prior to co-founding TripAdvisor, Steve was president of CDS, Inc., an independent software vendor, and prior to that, was co-founder and vice president of engineering of CenterLine Software.

The winner of the 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Steve holds several software patents and has spoken at dozens of travel and high-tech conferences worldwide. Steve is on the board of directors at Glassdoor (www.glassdoor.com); CarGurus (www.cargurus.com); and the Caring For Carcinoid Foundation (www.caringforcarcinoid.org).

He’s a fan of his brother-in-law’s robot sculptures at Lipson Robotics (www.lipsonrobotics.com). Steve has a degree in computer science from Harvard University.

Steve’s favorite travel destination is Jerusalem, Israel.

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