Tina Weyand, Chief Product Officer, HomeAway
Kristen Nolte, Senior Vice President, Brand and Integrated Marketing, HomeAway
By Lauren Jones, Photo by Caitlin Candelari
Meet Tina Weyand and Kristen Nolte. As HomeAway’s chief product officer, Weyand is responsible for the product and design behind HomeAway and its sites. Nolte leads brand marketing at HomeAway, including campaigns such as HomeAway’s recent contest to let travelers sleep in the Eiffel Tower for the first time and the company’s sponsorship of Austin City Limits.
HomeAway is the world leader in vacation rentals, with more than 2 million unique places to stay through- out the world. With that much choice, how do you find the right rental? In a recent address at the Lesbians Who Tech conference in New York, Nolte revealed how HomeAway is using data science and artificial intelligence to match travelers with the perfect vacation rental for their next trips.
But HomeAway has another secret weapon besides cutting-edge science.
“Diversity is what drives innovation,” Weyand says. “Millions of travelers around the world use HomeAway to find and book their next home away from home. We need diverse perspectives so we can create the best experiences for our users. That’s why HomeAway makes diversity a priority as we look to grow our team.”