Currently the President and CEO TripAdvisor, Inc. Prior to co-founding TripAdvisor, Kaufer was President of CDS, Inc., a successful independent software vendor specializing in programming and testing tools. Previously, Kaufer was Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering of CenterLine Software, where he led the development of several award-winning programming environments that fueled the company's growth to more than $20 million in revenue. Kaufer, winner of a 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, holds several software patents and has spoken at dozens of travel and high-tech conferences worldwide. He has a BS in Computer Science from Harvard University.