November Speaker Series Luncheon - Carl Shepherd

  • 13 Nov 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Headliners Club, 221 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, 20th Floor
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  • Member in active standing. Includes lunch served at 11:30AM and event will conclude by 1:00PM.
  • Member in provisional status. Includes lunch served at 11:30AM and event will conclude by 1:00PM.
  • Guest of a YMBL member. Includes lunch served at 11:30AM and event will conclude by 1:00PM.

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Please Join us at the YMBL Speaker Series Luncheon on Wednesday, November 13th with the Founder of HomeAway, Carl Shepherd

Carl Shepherd’s career began as a consultant, working for what is now Accenture and establishing a practice based in the advertising industry. He also served as chief financial officer of magazine publishers Texas Monthly, Inc. and Hanley-Wood, Inc. Carl holds a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Texas Christian University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.


For six years, Carl served as the chief operating officer of Hoover’s Online. Under his management, the business developed into a leading source for business information online, culminating in an IPO in 1999 and the eventual sale of the company to Dun & Bradstreet in March 2003.


Carl then co-founded HomeAway with Brian Sharples in 2005 and served on the Board as well as the Chief Strategy and Development Officer, where he oversaw the company's worldwide corporate development efforts including mergers, acquisitions and key partnerships until his retirement in 2015, and left the Board upon the sale to Expedia later that year.  Carl currently serves on the Board of Turnkey Vacation Rentals, OnceThere, and RVShare, and as a Director for Hostelword Group.


Gourmet lunch and iced tea provided. Parking on site at the Chase Tower is $5. Event is on the 20th floor Headliners Club space. Greeting and networking from 11:30-12:00, lunch served at noon and speaker will start at 12:15 with a brief Q&A near the end. Event ends at 1:00.

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