Albers School of Business and Economics

Mentors

John J. Ostlund

VP of Technology
Expedia.com

Company Description

Expedia delivers consumers everything they need for researching, planning, and purchasing a whole trip. The company provides direct access to one of the broadest selections of travel products and services through its North American Web site, localized versions throughout Europe, and extensive partnerships in Asia. Serving many different consumer segments - from families booking a summer vacation to individuals arranging a quick weekend getaway, Expedia provides travelers with the ability to research, plan, and book their comprehensive travel needs. Expedia-branded Web sites feature airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rental, cruises, and many other in-destination services from a broad selection of partners.

Job Description

Director of Product Development engaged in the full life-cycle of Expedia website strategy, planning, development, and operations.

Employment History

John Ostlund is an experienced executive leader with over 20 years of product development & business management experience amidst a number of industries spanning internet retail, commercial avionics, medical systems, internet platforms, telecommunications, and consumer services. His work history includes the current role at Expedia.com and several other high tech companies including Amazon.com, Microsoft, Honeywell, and Boeing.

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=6064084&trk=tab_pro

Education

Executive Leadership, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, 2004
MBA, Seattle University, 2003
BSEE, Seattle University, 1987

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Early AM or afternoons, weekdays.