The Path to Stealth Stardom - Insights from the Biggest Seattle Venture You've Never Heard Of
Wednesday, May 22 2013 at 9:30 - 11:00 pm EDT
The Path to Stealth Stardom - Insights from the Biggest Seattle Venture You've Never Heard Of A Special Evening with Booking.com North America's Seattle-based President Todd Dunlap Where's the online travel/leisure industry headed? What hiring trends are coming down the pike? What lessons are being learned from operating across borders and cultures? Come join us for this thought-provoking, insightful discussion with Booking.com North America's President, Todd Dunlap. When: 5:30pm-7:00pm - Wed. 5/22 Where: Summit Law Group - Seattle's Int'l District What: Discussion w/ drinks and apps included Price: $9.95 for recent alums*, $12.95 all others Register: http://event-reg.som.yale.edu/signup/seattle-todd-dunlap * Recent alums include those who received undergrad degrees 10 years ago or less, or a grad/professional degree 5 years ago or less A part of the Priceline Group of companies, Booking.com accounts for the majority of Priceline's international business, which represents about 82% of its gross bookings and 92% of its consolidated operating income. While Booking.com is headquartered in Amsterdam, its North America subsidiary is based in Seattle and run by Puget Sound native and former Microsoftie Todd Dunlap. Seattle-area entrepreneurs, investors and MBA alumni are cordially invited to this event presented by Yale School of Management's Seattle chapter (SOM Seattle) and the Seattle Business School Alliance (SBSA), in association with Summit Law Group. Seats are limited. Register today at http://event-reg.som.yale.edu/signup/seattle-todd-dunlap ABOUT TODD DUNLAP Todd Dunlap is President and Managing Director of Booking.com, North America (A Priceline Group Company). In this role, he's responsible for all facets of growing and running the U.S. and Canadian markets for Booking.com. This includes business development, sales, customer service and all support functions in market. Described as a visionary and energetic leader, Dunlap is known for his ability to revitalize divisions, improve profitability, and enhance customer and employee satisfaction. He has a broad set of experience across sales, marketing, information technology, and operations. Prior to joining Booking.com in 2012, Todd worked at Microsoft Corporation for over 13 years. His last role being Vice-President & COO of Microsoft's Advertising and Online Division. Prior to Microsoft, he led the Internet Business Group at WRQ (now Attachmate), a software and consulting firm based in Seattle. He also spent a number of years prior in high-tech or financial services roles at Spacelabs Medical, Safeco, and the U.S. Air Force. A Six Sigma Black Belt, Toddearned two Bachelor of Science degrees; one in aeronautic engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the other in Business Management from Park University. He has also completed graduate programs in Business and International Management from Stanford University and The Thunderbird School of Global Management. Outside of Microsoft, Dunlap serves on the Executive Leadership Council at Hopelink and is on the Board of Directors at NPower, two Seattle-area nonprofit organizations. Todd also enjoys golfing, reading, travel and spending time with his wife and two young daughters. ABOUT SOM SEATTLE SOM Seattle is the local chapter of the Yale School of Management Alumni Association, which provides a voice for alumni and works to strengthen connections with the school and within the alumni community. SOM alumni can connect with SOM Seattle on Facebook or via the broader YaleSeattle club. ABOUT THE SEATTLE BUSINESS SCHOOL ALLIANCE The Seattle Business School Association (SBSA) was formed in order to provide enhanced educational and networking events to affiliated business school alumni and the broader community. SBSA is made up of Seattle-based MBA alumni club leaders who make some of their programming available to alumni from affiliated schools and work together to plan joint events. We believe we can offer richer events and stronger professional connections within Seattle by coordinating our efforts. For more information, visit www.mbaseattle.com. ABOUT SUMMIT LAW GROUP Summit Law Group is an innovative law firm built around a single mission: excellent customer service. We build working partnerships with our customers to deliver the highest caliber work product with entrepreneurial vigor. We think creatively, proactively and practically to formulate the most effective and efficient solutions to our customers' needs. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness; our relationships with our customers and community; and our deep-seated responsibility for putting our customers above our bottom line. Our "value adjustment line" is just one example of our philosophy in action. Summit's standard engagement letter empowers our customers to adjust our billing, upward or downward, based on their perception of the value received. To learn more, visit us at www.summitlaw.com.
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