A. George “Skip” Battle
Chairman, Fair Isaac Corporation
A. George “Skip” Battle has been a director of Expedia since completion of the IAC/Expedia Spin-Off. Battle previously served as the Executive Chairman of Ask Jeeves, Inc. from January 2004 through July 2005 and as its Chief Executive Officer from December 2000 until January 2004. Battle was a business consultant and investor and served as a member of the boards of directors of several technology companies from 1995 to 2000. Prior thereto, Battle served with Andersen Consulting in various roles, including Worldwide Managing Partner, Market Development, until his retirement from Andersen Consulting in 1995.
Battle is currently Chairman of the Board of Fair Isaac Corporation, a position he has held since 2002, and serves as lead independent director on the Board of Directors of LinkedIn Corporation, a position he has held since December 2010. He is also a director of Netflix, Inc., OpenTable, Inc., Workday, Inc. and three nonprofit organizations. Battle also served as a director of PeopleSoft, Inc. from 1995 until its acquisition by Oracle Corp. in 2004, of Barra, Inc. from 1996 until 2004, Advent Software, Inc. from 2006 to May 2011, the Masters Select family of funds (all registered investment companies) from August 1996 until December 2012, and of Sungevity, Inc. from February 2010 until January 2013.
Battle holds a B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.