Matt Goldberg becomes new CEO of Tripadvisor

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Tripadvisor has announced that Matt Goldberg has been named its Chief Executive Officer, succeeding co-founder and long-time CEO, Stephen Kaufer.

“We are excited to announce the appointment of Matt Goldberg to the role of CEO,” said Greg Maffei, Chairman of the Board at Tripadvisor.  “Matt has proven leadership and experience in strategy and operations for more than 20 years across a number of leading media, advertising, and consumer-facing companies.”

Steve Kaufer, CEO and co-founder, Tripadvisor said: “Our employees, partners and travelers will be well served by Matt who is a strategist with experience in the travel, digital, media and retail industries.”

Over his career, Goldberg has served in various leadership roles in the digital content, media and entertainment, and travel industries, and in both B2B and direct-to-consumer models at companies such as News Corp, Liberty Interactive Corp, Lonely Planet, and Dow Jones.

Steve Kaufer co-founded Tripadvisor in 2000 and last year announced his intention to leave his role as CEO.

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