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As chief executive officer of Zillow Group, Spencer Rascoff oversees the company’s portfolio of real estate and home-related brands, including consumer brands Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, HotPads, Naked Apartments and RealEstate.com. Rascoff helped start Zillow in 2005, and served various roles including chief operating officer, until his appointment to CEO in 2010. Since becoming CEO, Rascoff has led Zillow through its 2011 IPO and 14 acquisitions. In 2015, Rascoff co-wrote and published his first book, the New York Times’ Best Seller “Zillow Talk: Rewriting the Rules of Real Estate.” Rascoff is also the host of “Office Hours,” a monthly podcast featuring candid conversations between prominent executives on leadership and management topics.
Fortune and Forbes both listed Spencer Rascoff as one of America’s most powerful CEOs under 40 and he is a recipient of Ernst and Young’s National Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2017,he was named Swanepoel’s most powerful person in real estate. Rascoff was also awarded Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEO recognition for 2017. Before joining Zillow, he was vice president of lodging for Expedia. In 1999, at the age of 24, he co-founded Hotwire.com, a leading Internet travel company, which a few years later he sold to InterActiveCorp (the parent company of Expedia). Before his consumer web career, Spencer Rascoff was in investment banking and private equity. He worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at Goldman Sachs and as an associate at TPG Capital. Rascoff graduated cum laude from Harvard University.
Spencer Rascoff is on the boards of directors of TripAdvisor and Hutch, a home design app that allows users to apply style filters to photos to customize rooms in their home. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.