Sam Shank is Head of Guest Experience at Airbnb where he also serves as CEO of HotelTonight. Sam co-founded HotelTonight, the mobile-first hotel booking platform, in 2010, and joined Airbnb after its acquisition of HotelTonight in 2019. As a travel-obsessed serial entrepreneur, Sam was previously Founder and CEO of DealBase, a travel deals search engine, and was Founder and CEO of TravelPost, a hotel reviews site. He served as VP of Business Development at SideStep, a travel price comparison site, after it acquired TravelPost in 2006. Sam attended the University of Virginia and received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.