Thomas H. Layton has served as the executive chairman of oDesk since December 2011. Thomas was CEO of Metaweb Technologies from 2007 until its acquisition by Google in 2010, CEO of OpenTable from 2001 to 2007, co-founder and President/COO of CitySearch from 1995 to 1999. In addition to OpenTable, Thomas serves on the boards of oDesk, Doxo Corp. and Hearsay Social, Inc. Additionally, Thomas is a co-founder of MapLight.org, a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and a graduate of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Matthew Roberts Chief Executive Officer, OpenTable, Inc.
Matthew Roberts joined OpenTable in June 2005 as chief financial officer and was appointed to the role of president and chief executive officer in June 2011. During Mr. Roberts' tenure at OpenTable, the company has grown from 3,000 installed restaurants to more than 27,000 installed restaurants, and from just under 12 million cumulative seated diners to more than 400 million cumulative seated diners.
Prior to OpenTable, Mr. Roberts served for more than four years as Chief Financial Officer of E-LOAN. At E-LOAN, Matt led the infrastructure development to support its successful transition into a public company, overseeing the company's finance, accounting, legal and regulatory compliance departments. Under his financial leadership, revenue grew from $22 million to $134 million in 6 years.
Prior to E-LOAN, Matt served as Corporate Controller for NetDynamics, an enterprise software company. At NetDynamics, Matt built the financial team and processes that enabled the company to scale. Sun Microsystems purchased NetDynamics in 1998, yielding a substantial return to investors.
Previously, Matt held a General Manager position with Berkeley Systems, a consumer entertainment software company. As General Manager, he oversaw all aspects of the company's core screensaver products and led the transition from software to an online business model.
Matt is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS degree in Accounting from Santa Clara University.
A. George "Skip" Battle Chairman, Fair Isaac Corporation
Since 2002, Skip has served as the chair of the board of directors for Fair Isaac Corporation, following six years as a director. He has also served as executive chairman of Ask Jeeves, after four years as CEO of that company. In addition to OpenTable, Skip is currently a member of the board of directors for Netflix, Expedia, LinkedIn, and Workday. Previously, Skip served as a director on the boards for both PeopleSoft, Barra, and Advent Software.
Skip joined Andersen Consulting LLP (now Accenture) in 1968 and became partner in 1978. Until his retirement from the company in 1995, Skip held a series of management roles including Worldwide Managing Partner of Market Development, where he was responsible for Accenture's worldwide marketing and advertising. Skip holds a BA degree in economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Prior to joining Benchmark Capital in March 1999, Bill spent two years as a partner with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Before entering the venture capital business, Bill spent four years on Wall Street, as a top-ranked research analyst. He served for three years at CS First Boston where he focused on the personal computer hardware and software business, and worked for one year as an Internet analyst where he was the lead analyst on the Amazon.com IPO. Bill was also a member of the 1995 and 1996 Institutional Investor's All-America Research Team. Prior to his investment career, he was a design engineer at Compaq Computer and a marketing manager at Advanced Micro Devices. Bill holds an MBA from the University of Texas and a BS in computer science from the University of Florida.
Robert Hohman is co-founder and chief executive officer of Glassdoor and member of the company's board of directors. Before creating Glassdoor, Bob was most recently president of Hotwire, a leading discount travel site and division of Expedia, Inc. Bob was one of the original team members of Expedia, and was part of the executive team that took it public in 1999. During his Expedia tenure, Bob also served as president of Classic Custom Vacations and executive vice president of Cruise & Packages for Expedia North America. In Expedia's early stage, Bob led the engineering team that built the cruise, hotel, and package booking systems. Bob started his career at Microsoft and worked as a software developer in a range of areas from Windows 95 to interactive television to online games. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from Stanford University.
Jeffrey Jordan General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Jeff Jordan is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Previously, he served as chief executive officer of OpenTable from May 2007 to May 2011. Prior to OpenTable, he was the president of PayPal for two years and before that general manager of eBay North America for five years. Jeff also served in various capacities at The Walt Disney Corporation for eight years, including the role of senior vice president and chief financial officer of The Disney Store Worldwide. In addition to OpenTable, Jeff serves on the Board of Directors of Andreessen Horowitz Investments, Airbnb, Fab.com Hawthorne Labs, Lookout, Pinterest and Wealthfront. He holds an M.B.A. degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Amherst College.
Danny Meyer Chief Executive Officer, Union Square Hospitality Group
Danny Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, which includes Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, Shake Shack, The Modern, Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 (at the Museum of Modern Art), Maialino, Untitled (at the Whitney Museum of American Art), and North End Grill, as well as Union Square Events and Hospitality Quotient.
Danny co-authored the best-selling Union Square Cafe Cookbook and authored the New York Times bestseller Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business. Mr. Meyer is currently a member of the board of directors of Sotheby's, as well as the following not-for-profit organizations: Share Our Strength, City Harvest, Irving Harris Foundation and New Yorkers for Parks. Mr. Meyer is also a board member of Madison Square Park Conservancy, Union Square Partnership and NYC & Co. Mr. Meyer holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science from Trinity College.
Paul Pressler Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc.
Mr. Pressler has served as a Partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc., a private equity firm, since July 2009. Previously, Mr. Pressler was President and Chief Executive Officer of Gap, Inc. from September 2002 to January 2007. He also served on Gap, Inc.'s Board of Directors from October 2002 until January 2007. Prior to joining Gap, Inc., Mr. Pressler spent fifteen years with The Walt Disney Company where he was Chairman of the company's Global Theme Park and Resorts Division. Mr. Pressler also served as President of Disneyland, President of The Disney Stores and Senior Vice President of Disney Consumer Products. Mr. Pressler previously served as a director of Avon Products, Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Overture Acquisition Corp.