Barry Diller

New Expedia CEO has a hard act to follow

New Expedia CEO has a hard act to follow

Mark Okerstrom sat 6 feet to the right of his boss, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, for more than five years.

The two didn’t even have a wall between them in their Seattle-area office. The two even dressed as ketchup and mustard in matching Halloween costumes one year. Khosrowshahi — who left in August to run Uber — said in a company statement that Okerstrom has been “by my side through every major milestone in this company for much of the last 11 years.”

But when Khosrowshahi left for Uber, Okerstrom was doing more than moving 6 feet to the left. He was succeeding the man who took his company from Expedia.com to Expedia Inc., with 17 brands and websites that include...

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