Articles tagged “okerstrom”

Expedia CEO: Math and Strategy Are ‘In Our Favor’

Expedia CEO: Math and Strategy Are ‘In Our Favor’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia's HomeAway unit isn't as profitable as the parent company initially envisioned, and Booking.com rained on Trivago's parade. Still, Expedia itself — and financial analysts — are optimistic about Expedia's long-term prospects. Regardless of the promise, these are very challenging days in online travel.

1 year ago

CEOs of Expedia and Priceline Group — What Have You Done for Me Lately?

CEOs of Expedia and Priceline Group — What Have You Done for Me Lately?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Priceline Group is in the catbird seat in online travel — for now — while Expedia is a much smaller company with so much ground to make up. Expedia's Okerstrom is laudably talking tough about his ambitions to propel his company forward. But 2017, so far, has been anything but easy for the two newbie CEOs.

1 year ago

New Expedia CEO Just Became His Own Guy in Outlining a New Strategy

New Expedia CEO Just Became His Own Guy in Outlining a New Strategy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It should be no surprise that the new Expedia CEO, who Barry Diller claims to have selected without conducting a wider candidate search, would have his own ideas about where to take the $22 billion company. Okerstrom is even talking about a path for Expedia becoming number one in online travel. That's definitely something we haven't heard publicly articulated in awhile.

1 year ago

Expedia CEO to Receive a $17 Million Award if He Hits Share-Price Mark

Expedia CEO to Receive a $17 Million Award if He Hits Share-Price Mark

Dennis Schaal, Skift

You want your CEO to be very motivated for shareholders and employees — and for his or her personal gain. Mark Okerstrom clearly is such a guy.

2 years ago