Ari is Chief Technology Officer at Airbnb, where he oversees our Engineering and Data Science organizations, including leading our Infrastructure, IT, and Information Security teams, as well as managing Engineering across functions like Payments, Trust, and Community Support. Ari combines technology expertise with a genuine passion for leveraging technology to advance Airbnb’s mission, placing community at the center of everything we do and every technical decision we make. Prior to joining Airbnb, Ari was VP of Engineering at Google, where he was responsible for some of the highest-scale infrastructure and data platforms on earth, namely the data and serving systems behind Google Search. Previously at Google, he led central storage and network infrastructure as well as the launch of the external Google Cloud Platform. Prior to Google, Ari was CTO at Yahoo!, where he led an engineering and product team of 8,000+ and was responsible for Yahoo!’s product development. Before Yahoo!, Ari was EVP, Global Product Development and CTO for VeriSign, Inc. Ari holds an M.S.E. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.