Brian H. Sharples
Former Chairman and CEO, HomeAway
Director of Ally since August 2018. Mr. Sharples co-founded Twyla, Inc., a privately held online art sales company, serving as its Chairman from October 2016 until December 2018. From April 2004 through September 2016, Mr. Sharples served as co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of HomeAway, Inc., a global online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, and he continued serving as Chairman through January 2017. Prior to this, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IntelliQuest Information Group, Inc., a supplier of marketing data and research to technology companies. He began his career as a consultant at Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm, and has engaged in several entrepreneurial and investment activities since that time. Mr. Sharples currently serves on the public-company board of GoDaddy Inc., and previously served on the boards of Yelp Inc., Avalara, Inc., HomeAway, Inc., RetailMeNot, Inc. and Kayak, Inc. He also serves as a director for privately held RVshare LLC. and Design Pickle, LLC. Mr. Sharples earned a bachelor’s degree in math and economics from Colby College and a master’s degree in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.