Founder & Board Member at Zillow Group
Spencer is an entrepreneur and company leader who has founded two businesses that became household names. Spencer co-founded Zillow in 2005, and served in various roles including chief operating officer, chief financial officer and chief marketing officer, until his appointment to CEO in 2010. As CEO, Spencer led Zillow through its 2011 IPO and 15 acquisitions. In 2015, Spencer co-wrote the New York Times’ Best Seller “Zillow Talk: Rewriting the Rules of Real Estate.” Under his leadership, Zillow Group won numerous “best places to work” awards, and Spencer frequently writes and speaks about management and culture. In 1999, at the age of 24, Spencer co-founded Hotwire.com, a leading Internet travel company, which was sold to IAC/Expedia in 2003 for $685 million. Before his consumer web career, Spencer worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and in private equity at TPG Capital. Spencer is on the boards of directors of TripAdvisor, Zillow Group and Hutch. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Spencer graduated cum laude from Harvard University.
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