John J. Ostlund

Job Title: Chief Technology Officer
Company: HomeAway
Industry: Internet, Online Travel & Technology
Mentor Since: Fall 2003
Will Mentor: Graduate Students

Job Description

Chief Technology Officer at

Company Description

HomeAway, Inc. is the world's leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry.

At HomeAway, our mission is to make every vacation rental in the world available to every traveler in the world through our online marketplace. With over one million live vacation rental listings in 190 countries, we're committed to helping families and friends find the perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. 

As a subsidiary of Expedia we share a common mission to Revolutionize Travel through the Power of Technology.

Employment History

John Ostlund is an experienced executive leader with over 25 years of business, technology, and leadership 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 and several other high tech companies including, Microsoft, Honeywell, and Boeing.

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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 work best, and we will target to meet once per month. We will typically meet on site at Expedia, however, since JJ travels quite a bit, several meetings may occur via video conference.  Students should be flexible.