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Name  Spencer Rascoff
Education  Harvard University
Organizations founded  Hotwire

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Books  Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate
Similar People  Stan Humphries, Richard Barton, Stephen Kaufer, Barry Diller
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Spencer Rascoff (born October 24, 1975) is the CEO of Zillow Group. 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 13 acquisitions. Rascoff is also 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.

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Early life and education

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Rascoff grew up in New York and then Los Angeles, where he attended Harvard-Westlake. He received his A.B. from Harvard University before working as a private equity investor at TPG Capital and as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns, and Allen & Company.

Career

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Before joining Zillow, Rascoff was vice president of lodging for Expedia. In 1999, at the age of 24, Rascoff co-founded Hotwire.com, a leading Internet travel company, which a few years later he sold to InterActiveCorp (the parent company of Expedia). In 2017, Spencer was named "The Most Powerful Person in Residential Real Estate" by the Swanepoel Power 200. Spencer was also awarded Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEO recognition for 2017. He was named one of America’s 20 Most Powerful CEOs 40 and Under by Forbes magazine in 2012 and 2013 and was the recipient of Ernst & Young’s National Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Services Award.

Other projects

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In 2015, he 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.

Personal life

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In 2015, Rascoff owned a home in the Madison Park neighborhood in Seattle.


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References

Spencer Rascoff Wikipedia