Jeffery H. Boyd has been Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors since January 1, 2013 and has served as a Director since October 2001. Mr. Boyd served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from November 2002 until December 2013. Mr. Boyd was the Company’s President and Co-Chief Executive Officer from August 2002 to November 2002 and Chief Operating Officer from November 2000 to August 2002. He previously served as the Company’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from January 2000 to October 2000. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Boyd was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Oxford Health Plans, Inc. Mr. Boyd was a member of the Board of Directors of Bankrate, Inc. and BEN Holdings, Inc. (the holding company for Bankrate, Inc.) prior to its initial public offering in 2011.
Timothy (Tim) Armstrong has served as a Director of the Company since January 2013 and is a member of the Compensation Committee. He is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AOL Inc. Mr. Armstrong joined AOL in 2009 from Google, where he served as Senior Vice President and President, Americas Operations, overseeing North American and Latin American advertising sales, marketing and operations teams. He also was a member of Google’s Operating Committee, the company’s executive team. Prior to joining Google, Mr. Armstrong was Vice President of Sales and Strategic Partnerships for Snowball.com. Before that, he was Director of Integrated Sales and Marketing for Starwave’s and Disney’s ABC/ESPN Internet Ventures.
Howard W. "Skip" Barker, Jr. has served as a Director of the Company since January 2003, and is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Barker was employed by KPMG LLP from July 1972 and served as a partner of KPMG LLP from 1982 until his retirement in September 2002. Mr. Barker served as a member of the Board of Directors of Chiquita Brands International, Inc. since 2007, where he chaired the Audit Committee and was a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Strategic Transaction Committee, until Chiquita was acquired in January 2015. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. from 2003, where he chaired the Audit Committee and was a member of the Compensation Committee and the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, until Medco was acquired in April 2012. In addition, Mr. Barker is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Jan L. Docter has served as a Director of the Company since November 2007. Mr. Docter has been a self-employed business consultant since 2006. Mr. Docter advises boards of directors and senior management on general strategic matters and strategic human resources issues. From 2005 to 2006, he was Chief Financial Officer of Corio NV, a Dutch real estate investment company that was listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Docter was the Chief Financial Officer of Booking.com B.V., which the Company acquired in 2005. From 1987 to 2003, he was Chief Financial Officer of, and later also Deputy Chairman and a member of the executive board of, Getronics NV, a global information and communications technology services company that was listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. From 1985 to 1988, he was Chief Financial Officer of Centrafarm Group NV, a European producer and distributor of generic pharmaceuticals and drugs that was listed on NASDAQ. Mr. Docter has also served at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and as a member of the Advisory Board of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
Jeffrey E. Epstein has served as a Director of the Company since April 2003, and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Mr. Epstein is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, which he joined in November 2011. From August 2011 to May 2014 he served as a Senior Advisor at Oak Hill Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Mr. Epstein was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle from September 2008 to April 2011. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kaiser Permanente, a leading U.S. not-for-profit health care provider, Shutterstock, Inc., a global provider of licensed imagery, and Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., a provider of in-flight video, Internet and other content to airlines and their passengers.
James M. Guyette has served as a Director of the Company since November 2003. He serves as the Company’s Lead Independent Director and is a member of the Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Guyette is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce North America Inc., a world-leading supplier of power systems to the global aerospace, defense, marine and energy markets, a position he has held since 1997. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Mr. Guyette was Executive Vice President – Marketing and Planning for United Airlines. He held a number of other senior roles in his nearly 30 years with United Airlines. Mr. Guyette serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of PrivateBancorp Inc. and is a member of the Board of St. Mary's College – Moraga CA – Board of Regents.
Darren Huston has been President and Chief Executive Officer of The Priceline Group since January 1, 2014. Mr. Huston is also Chief Executive Officer of Booking.com B.V. (Netherlands), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group and the world's largest online accommodation reservation service, a position he has held since September 2011. Prior to joining Booking.com, Mr. Huston served as a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Corporation, where he held various leadership roles, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Japan. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2003, he was Senior Vice President, Branded Products and Senior Vice President, New Ventures at Starbucks Coffee Corporation, where he was responsible for acquisitions and new product development. Mr. Huston holds a Masters in Economics from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University.
Charles H. Noski has served as a Director of the Company since March 2015. In 2012, Mr. Noski retired from the role of Vice Chairman of Bank of America Corporation, to which he was named after serving as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this, Mr. Noski served as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Vice President and as a member of the Board of Directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation. Prior to Northrop Grumman, he was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer of AT&T Corporation. Before that, Mr. Noski led Hughes Electronics Corporation in various senior executive roles, including as Vice Chairman and as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Noski began his career at Deloitte & Touche LLP where he was named Partner. Mr. Noski has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Microsoft Corporation since 2003 and is the Chairman of Microsoft’s Audit Committee and a member of its Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Noski has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Avon Products, Inc. since 2012 and is the Chairman of Avon’s Audit Committee. Mr. Noski is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Corporate Directors. In addition, Mr. Noski served as a member of the Board of Directors of Avery Dennison Corp., a global labeling and packaging company, from 2011 to 2014; ADP, Inc., a payroll services company, from 2008 to 2010; Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., a gas and chemicals company from 2005 to 2010; Morgan Stanley from 2005 to 2010; and Merrill Lynch & Co. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation) from 2010 to 2011.
Nancy B. Peretsman has served as a Director of the Company since February 1999, and is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She is currently a Managing Director at Allen & Company LLC, an investment banker, with which she has been associated since 1995. During her tenure at Allen & Company, Ms. Peretsman has provided advice and capital to over one hundred small high growth businesses and served as advisor to many of the world’s largest media and consumer companies. Prior to joining Allen & Co., Ms. Peretsman was at Salomon Brothers from 1983 to1995, where she headed the worldwide media investment banking practice and was a Managing Director from 1990 to 1995. Ms. Peretsman serves on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University and The Institute for Advanced Study and is a member of the National Board of Directors of Teach for America.
Thomas E. Rothman has served as a Director of the Company since January 2013 and is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Rothman currently serves as Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group, a position he has held since March 2015. From September 2013 to February 2015, Mr. Rothman was Chairman of TriStar Productions, a motion picture and television venture with Sony Pictures Entertainment. Previously, Mr. Rothman served as Chairman of Fox Entertainment Group Inc., a media company and subsidiary of News Corp., from 2000 to 2005 and as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2012. Mr. Rothman served as President of Twentieth Century Fox Film Group from January 2000 to August 2000, and served as President of Twentieth Century Fox Production from 1995 to 2000. In 1994, Mr. Rothman founded and served as President of Fox Searchlight Pictures. Prior to that, he served as President of Worldwide Production for the Samuel Goldwyn Company from 1989 to 1994. Mr. Rothman also served as an associate and then partner with Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, a law firm, from 1982 to 1987. Mr. Rothman serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Sundance Institute and the American Film Institute, emeritus. He is also a member of the Board of Brown University and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
Craig W. Rydin has served as a Director of the Company since January 2005, and is a member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee. From October 2011 to October 2013, Mr. Rydin served as the Non-Executive Chairman of The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. Prior to being named Non-Executive Chairman, Mr. Rydin was the Executive Chairman of Yankee Candle. Prior to being named Executive Chairman in October 2009, Mr. Rydin served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yankee Candle from April 2001 to October 2009 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yankee Candle from February 2003 to October 2013. Prior to joining Yankee Candle, Mr. Rydin was the President of the Away From Home food services division of Campbell Soup Company, a position he held from 1998 to 2001. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Rydin served as the President of the Godiva Chocolatiers division of Campbell. Prior to his position with Godiva, Mr. Rydin held a number of senior management positions at Pepperidge Farm, Inc., also a part of Campbell. Mr. Rydin has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Philips-Van Heusen since 2006 and is a member of its Compensation Committee, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Au Bon Pain since 2009.
Lynn Vojvodich joined The Priceline Group’s Board of Directors effective January 1, 2016. Ms. Vojvodich has served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Salesforce since 2013, and is responsible for leading Salesforce’s global marketing organization and driving market leadership, global awareness, demand generation, strategic events and communications. Prior to her role at Salesforce, Ms. Vojvodich served as a partner at Andreesen Horowitz where she helped companies build their go-to-market strategies. Ms. Vojvodich has served in various roles at organizations including Bain & Company, Microsoft, and Terracotta—where she held her first Chief Marketing Officer role. Ms. Vojvodich began her career as a mechanical engineer after receiving her undergraduate degree at Stanford University in Product Design and Mechanical Engineering. She also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.