Joe joined Airbnb as a software engineer when the company was just 9 people working in an apartment in San Francisco. He served as Airbnb’s Head of Product for several years, leading several of Airbnb’s formative technology initiatives. Joe then helped create Airbnb Experiences, the new business unit focused on tours and activities. He led the effort to take Experiences from an idea on whiteboard to a business operating in over 1000 cities around the world. Joe left Airbnb after a decade and is now an advisor and investor residing in Bologna, Italy with his family. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Caltech.