Board of Directors
Timothy M. (Tim) Armstrong
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AOL Inc.
Timothy (Tim) Armstrong is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AOL Inc. Mr. Armstrong joined AOL in 2009 from Google, where he served as President of The Americas Operations, overseeing North American and Latin American advertising sales, marketing and operations teams. He also was a member of Google’s Operating Committee, the company’s executive team. Prior to joining Google, Mr. Armstrong was Vice President of Sales and Strategic Partnerships for Snowball.com. Before that, he was Director of Integrated Sales and Marketing for Starwave’s and Disney’s ABC/ESPN Internet Ventures.
Ralph M. Bahna
Chairman, Masterworks Development Corp.
Ralph M. Bahna has served as a Director of priceline.com since July 1998 and was Chairman of the Board of Directors from April 2004 to January 2013. He is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Since 1993, Mr. Bahna has served as Chairman of Masterworks Development Corp., a company he founded in 1992. It has developed an international group of hotels named Club Quarters. Club Quarters are private, city-center facilities designed for the business travelers of cost conscious organizations. Mr. Bahna serves as the Chairman of Club Quarters. From 1980 to 1989, Mr. Bahna served as the Chief Executive Officer of Cunard Lines, Ltd., and the Cunard Group of Companies. Prior to Cunard, Mr. Bahna was employed by Trans World Airlines, Inc., where he developed and launched its highly successful Ambassador Service.
Howard W. "Skip" Barker, Jr.
Former Partner, KPMG LLP
Jeffery H. Boyd
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Jeffery H. Boyd succeeded Ralph M. Bahna as Chairman of the Priceline Board of Directors on January 1, 2013. Mr. Boyd has served as a Director of priceline.com since October 2001. Mr. Boyd has been President of priceline.com since May 2001 and Chief Executive Officer since November 2002. Mr. Boyd was President and Co-Chief Executive Officer from August 2002 to November 2002 and Chief Operating Officer from November 2000 to August 2002. He previously served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of priceline.com from January 2000 to October 2000. Prior to joining priceline.com, Mr. Boyd was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Oxford Health Plans, Inc. Mr. Boyd was a member of the board of directors for Bankrate, Inc. and BEN Holdings, Inc. (the holding company for Bankrate, Inc.) prior to its initial public offering in 2011. Mr. Boyd is also a member of the priceline.com Group Management Board.
Jan L. Docter
Jeffrey E. Epstein
Operating Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Jeffrey E. Epstein, has served as a Director of priceline.com since April 2003, and is currently a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Mr. Epstein is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, which he joined in November, 2011. He also serves as a Senior Advisor at Oak Hill Capital Partners, which he joined in August, 2011. Mr. Epstein is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle. Previously, Mr. Epstein served as Chief Financial Officer of several public and private companies, including DoubleClick (sold to Google), King World Productions (sold to CBS) and Nielsen’s Media Measurement and Information Group. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at The First Boston Corporation. He serves on the Board of Directors of Shutterstock, the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Stanford University Hospital, and the Management Board of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business
James M. Guyette
Lead Independent Director
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce North America Inc.
James M. Guyette has served as a Director of priceline.com since November 2003. He serves as priceline.com’s Lead Independent Director and is a member of the Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Guyette is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce North America Inc., a world-leading supplier of power systems to the global aerospace, defense, marine and energy markets, a position he has held since 1997. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Mr. Guyette was Executive Vice President – Marketing and Planning for United Airlines. He held a number of other senior roles in his nearly 30 years with United Airlines. Mr. Guyette serves on the boards of Rolls-Royce plc and is Chairman of PrivateBancorp Inc. He is Chairman of the Board of the Smithsonian Museum – Air and Space Museum, and a member of the Boards of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and St. Mary's College – Moraga CA – Board of Regents, and is a member of the Board of Governors for the Aerospace Industries Association.
Nancy B. Peretsman
Managing Director, Allen & Company LLC
Thomas E. Rothman
Former Chairman & CEO, Fox Filmed Entertainment Group, Inc.
Thomas E. Rothman is departing Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of News Corporation's Fox Filmed Entertainment Group, Inc. Before joining Fox Filmed, which he served for 18 years, Mr. Rothman served as President of Worldwide Production for the Samuel Goldwyn Company, and Executive Vice President, Production of Sony Corporation's Columbia Pictures. He also served as a partner with Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz. Mr. Rothman has a B.A. from Brown University and a J.D. from Columbia School of Law.
Craig W. Rydin
Non-Executive Chairman and Former Executive Chairman, The Yankee Candle Company, Inc.
Priceline.com's Board of Directors has an Audit Committee, a Compensation Committee and a Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. The Audit Committee of the Board consists of Howard W. Barker, Jr., Jeffrey E. Epstein and Craig W. Rydin. The Audit Committee reviews priceline.com's financial statements and accounting practices, makes recommendations to the Board regarding the selection of independent auditors and reviews the results and scope of the audit and other services provided by priceline.com's independent auditors. Mr. Barker is Chairman of the Audit Committee. The Compensation Committee of the Board consists of Messrs. Timothy M. Armstrong, Jeffrey E. Epstein, James M. Guyette and Craig W. Rydin. The Compensation Committee makes recommendations to the Board concerning salaries and incentive compensation for priceline.com's Officers and employees and administers priceline.com's employee benefits plans. Mr. Rydin is Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Priceline.com's Nominating Committee consists of James M. Guyette, Howard W. Barker, Jr., Thomas E. Rothman and Ralph M. Bahna. The Nominating Committee recommends individuals to the Board of Directors for nomination, election or appointment as members of the Board of Directors and its committees. Mr. Guyette is Chairman of the Nominating Committee.