CSO and Co-Founder, Airbnb
Mr. Blecharczyk plays a leading role in driving key strategic initiatives across the global business of Airbnb. Previously he oversaw the creation of Airbnb’s engineering, data science, and performance marketing teams. Mr. Blecharczyk became an entrepreneur early, running a business while still in high school that sold to clients in more than 20 countries. He held several engineering positions before co-founding Airbnb. As a guest, Mr. Blecharczyk has stayed in hundreds of homes using Airbnb and is also a host in San Francisco, where he lives with his family. He earned a degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.