Former Chairman and CEO, HomeAway
Director of Ally since August 2018. Sharples is co-founder and former chairman of Twyla, Inc., a privately held company that provides a new way to discover and buy art.
Before co-founding Twyla, Sharples was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of HomeAway, Inc., a global online marketplace for the vacation rental industry. 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 a number of entrepreneurial and investment activities since that time.
Sharples currently serves on the board of directors for GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), Twyla, Inc., Fexy Media Inc., and RVshare LLC.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in math and economics from Colby College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.