Expedia Names New CFO as Orderly Transition Unfolds After CEO’s Abrupt Departure
(MarketWatch) – Expedia, Inc. named Alan Pickerill, a senior vice president at the company, as its chief financial officer Friday. Pickerill takes over the role from former CFO, Mark Okestrom who was named as the chief executive of Expedia.
Expedia is the American travel company that owns and operates several international global online travel brands, primarily travel fare aggregator websites and travel metasearch engines including Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, trivago, Venere.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, and HomeAway.
The executive shuffle came after the former CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi was named as the new CEO of Uber Techologies Inc. Pickerill joined Expedia in 2008 and took on the role of head of investor relations in 2010.
He has 30 years of finance and accounting experience, according to the press release. Shares of Expedia have gained 1% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has gained 1.7%.