Spokespeople & Experts

For interview requests, please contact the Zillow Media Relations team at press@zillow.com. Additional information about our leadership team can be found here.


Rich Barton

Chief Executive Officer

Rich Barton has a long history of founding and advising successful companies, with a focus on those that bring “power to the people” by innovating on behalf of the consumer. Rich co-founded Zillow in 2005 and was its CEO until 2010, when he became the company’s executive chairman. Before Zillow, Rich founded Expedia within Microsoft in 1994 and successfully spun the company out as a public company in 1999. Rich served as president, CEO and board director of Expedia from 1999 until 2003. He also co-founded and served as non-executive chairman of Glassdoor from its 2007 creation through its acquisition in 2018.

Rich was a venture partner at Benchmark, a venture capital firm that has been an early-stage investor in companies like Netflix, Instagram, WeWork and Zillow, from 2005 until 2018. He has served on many public company boards, and continues to be a board director for Netflix, where he has served since 2002; Qurate, a holding company that runs several digital commerce businesses and was formerly called Liberty Interactive Corp., since 2016; Artsy, an online collection and resource for art collectors, since 2017; and Zillow Group. He holds a B.S. in General Engineering: Industrial Economics from Stanford University.

Susan Daimler

President, Zillow

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Susan Daimler leads the Premier Agent business and oversees the buyer and seller product teams, StreetEasy and the Corporate Relations function, which includes internal and external communications, government relations and social impact. Susan’s previous roles at Zillow Group include Senior Vice President of Zillow Premier Agent and General Manager of StreetEasy.


Susan joined Zillow in October 2012 after the company’s acquisition of Buyfolio, a co-shopping platform for real estate agents and their homebuyers that she co-founded in 2009. Prior to Buyfolio, Susan co-founded the award-winning travel website SeatGuru, which was acquired by Expedia in 2007. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Johns Hopkins University and currently sits on its Board of Trustees. She also sits on the Board of Directors for Pubmatic, a publicly traded global digital advertising company.



Jeremy Wacksman

Chief Operating Officer, Zillow

Jeremy Wacksman is the Chief Operating Officer of Zillow. Jeremy leads Zillow Group's business, product, operations, engineering, industry and brokerage licensing teams. In this role, Jeremy focuses on the Zillow 2.0 vision for the future of real estate, building a seamless customer experience across Zillow's products and services. He can share the company's challenges and successes building the Zillow brand into a household name, growing the Zillow audience, and building innovative products that delight millions of consumers. As a mobile first innovator, he can also provide insights for engaging discussion on where the overall mobile industry is headed.