Chief Executive Officer, Juniper
Bill Furlong joins Juniper as Chief Executive Officer and brings 25 years of digital innovation and leadership experience, including 11 years with Expedia Group that included oversight of the Americas business for the Vrbo/HomeAway vacation rental marketplace. During that time, he led teams that successfully developed industry-first digital tools for vacation rental management companies and powered a best-in-class digital marketplace for vacation rentals.
Furlong joined software company Escapia as CEO in 2006. In just 4 years, he raised capital, built a world class management team, developed a cloud-based vacation rental software platform, and enabled vacation rental companies to capitalize on the dramatic growth and digital transformation of the vacation rental business. Escapia was acquired by Vrbo/HomeAway in 2010, which was subsequently acquired by Expedia in 2015. At Expedia, Furlong oversaw the Vrbo and HomeAway business across the Americas. Later, as Vice President, North American Markets for Expedia, he drove growth across the portfolio of Expedia brands (including Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Vrbo and Hotwire). A graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School, Furlong has also held positions at Microsoft, Time Warner and Morgan Stanley.