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Zillow’s Spencer Rascoff Named as Keynote Speaker for Greater Irvine Chamber Business Outlook Program

Monday, August 07, 2017

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The Greater Irvine Chamber is proud to announce that Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow Group, will be the keynote speaker for the Chamber’s Business Outlook Breakfast to be held on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at the Hotel Irvine.

Rascoff oversees the Zillow Group’s portfolio of real estate and home-related brands, including consumer brands Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, HotPads, Naked Apartments and RealEstate.com. He 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. In 2015, he co-wrote and published his first book, the New York Times Best Seller “Zillow Talk: Rewriting the Rules of Real Estate.” He 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 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. He was also awarded Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEO recognition for 2017. Before joining Zillow, Rascoff 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, 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 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.

Rascoff graduated cum laude from Harvard University.

Registration for Business Outlook Breakfast will open soon. For event sponsorship information, contact Jessica Welch.

Category: Chamber News

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