Steve Hafner

Co-Founder at Kayak Software Corp.

Steve Hafner

Steve Hafner

Co-Founder at Kayak Software Corp.

Biography

Daniel Stephen Hafner founded KAYAK Software Corp. He is still Chief Executive Officer at this company. He is also on the board of 5 other companies. Mr. Hafner previously occupied the position of Chief Executive Officer for OpenTable, Inc. He received an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

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Career Highlights

OpenTable Inc.
Kayak Software Corp.

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Number of Boards

7

Birthday

1968

Age

53

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Co-Founder at General Catalyst LLC

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Partner at Accel Partners Management LLP

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Co-Founder at Crankstart Foundation

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Co-Founder at Summits Education

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Co-Founder at SeatGeek, Inc.

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Founder at SeatGeek, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Kayak Software Corp.

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Founder at Essential Ideas, Inc.

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Partner at Accel Partners LLC

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Advisor at Drafted, Inc.

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Trustee & Vice President-Institutional Giving at Houston Ballet Foundation

Houston Ballet Foundation operates as a ballet company. It provides training services to its dancers throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Canada. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Education
MBA
Class of 1997

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

BA Economics
Class of 1991

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

Career History
Co-Founder
2004 - Current

Kayak Software Corp. operates as an online travel agency. It offers fare information from airlines and hotels. The firm also develops and operates websites and mobile applications that provide destination information, travel tips, member discounts, and hotel descriptions. The company was founded by Daniel Stephen Hafner, Gregory E. Slyngstad, Douglas Feirstein, Terrell B. Jones, and Paul M. English in 2004 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

Chief Executive Officer
2018 - 2020

OpenTable, Inc. provides solutions that form an online network connecting reservation-taking restaurants and people. The firm offers solutions for restaurants include proprietary electronic reservation book and connect, as well as a number of related products and services. The company was founded by Chuck Templeton on October 13, 1998 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Co-Founder/Executive Vice President, Consumer Travel
2000 - 2003

Orbitz Worldwide Inc We’re a leader in the online travel industry, taking the most innovative technology and making it relevant to our customers. Orbitz Worldwide’s portfolio spans nine major consumer travel brands: including Orbitz, CheapTickets, ebookers, HotelClub, RatesToGo, the Away Network, MrJet, Asia Hotels and Orbitz for Business. We’re headquartered in downtown Chicago, Illinois, with offices around the world. From London to Sydney and everywhere in between, we represent one seamless organization. Our reach is extensive. Though some of us may focus on one or several brands, we share a common goal: transforming the way the world books travel.

Political Donations
$500
2001

Majority Whip at Office of the Senate Majority Whip, Dick Durbin

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Kayak Software Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Kayak Software Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Verifly Insurance Services, Inc. develops drone insurance application for recreational and commercial flights. The company was founded by Jay Bregman and Eugene Hertz on March 07, 2016 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Kayak Software Corp. operates as an online travel agency. It offers fare information from airlines and hotels. The firm also develops and operates websites and mobile applications that provide destination information, travel tips, member discounts, and hotel descriptions. The company was founded by Daniel Stephen Hafner, Gregory E. Slyngstad, Douglas Feirstein, Terrell B. Jones, and Paul M. English in 2004 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

Other Affiliations

Steve Hafner is affiliated with Kayak Software Corp., OpenTable Inc., Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.

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