About AirDNA

AirDNA provides data and analytics to vacation rental entrepreneurs and investors. By tracking the daily performance of over 4 million listings across 40,000 markets worldwide, AirDNA presents market reports and other data products that feature occupancy rates, seasonal demand, and revenue generated by short-term rentals. This information - once only available to corporate hotel chains - is now accessible to the everyday homeowner and real estate investor.

AirDNA empowers entrepreneurs with the tools and insights to grow their rental business. Whether you are renting out your own home, managing other people’s properties or targeting new residential investments, AirDNA helps our clients make smarter, data-driven decisions.

Scott Shatford

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Scott is the author of “The Airbnb Expert’s Playbook” and has been an Airbnb entrepreneur for several years. He operates five highly successful vacation rentals and founded AirDNA in 2014 to empower other Airbnb hosts and investors to increase their success by using big data. Scott is an outspoken advocate of the sharing economy and has appeared on national broadcasts such as Nightline and Fox News advocating its merits. As a board member of the Los Angeles Short-term Rental Alliance, Scott meets with city planners to advise them on fair and effective home sharing legislation.

Scott has an Economics degree from the University of Arizona and spent 9 years managing a Business Intelligence team at Korn/Ferry International before venturing into the sharing economy.

Douglas Jardine

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Doug has always been a builder, or in many cases a disassembler then (re)builder. Starting off with Legos and R/C cars, then on to hotrod computers and web 1.0 sites and most recently graduating to computer hardware and software projects and grown-up race cars.

Prior to AirDNA, Doug cofounded a video discovery platform that aggregates millions of video and user data points to discover and categorize top web videos into highly curated and personalized video channels. His platform, PypeTV, is used by 10s of thousands of users across major smart TV platforms.

Doug has worked in various engineering and strategy roles for the past 10+ years. After his MIT Sloan School of Management MBA, he worked in corporate strategy and investments for Samsung headquarters in Seoul. Prior to that he worked in engineering and product at iRobot, developing cutting edge military robotics, and Northrop Grumman, developing data fusion technology and advanced warning systems to protect airports, seaports and other facilities. Doug has a Computer Engineering degree from Tufts University.

Will Shatford

Co-Founder & VP Product

Will has been developing web properties since 1995 when he created ComFind.com, the first global business directory that specialized in local search. With 10 million listing in more than 200 countries, it was the first global business directory and a pioneer of the Pay for Placement business model. ComFind was acquired by NBCi in 1999 where Will became VP of Technology and CIO of AllBusiness.com. Always fascinated with other technologies, Will then founded a biometrics company, placing a fingerprint sensor on a battery powered credit card for high security authentication. Recent projects include CPV solar for terrestrial and satellites, LED based lighting products design and development, and designing and building electronics for race cars.

Tom Caton

Chief Revenue Officer

Tom is a serial traveler whose business career has taken him from London to Osaka to Munich to Chicago to Seoul to New York to Los Angeles. He has subsumed himself in international business and pioneers AirDNA analytics around the world.

Before AirDNA, Tom worked a series of other web-businesses, as well as working in Global Strategy Group at Samsung. Before taking his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Tom worked in Corporate Finance at KPMG.

Jim Wyatt

Senior Data Platform Architect

Jim began his career with the first online learning company where he was able work in many roles over the years. He has worked in operations, systems architecture, software engineering, platform architecture, research and development, and most recently on a very large scale data analytics platform.

At AirDNA, he is focused on building the next generation data platform that will allow for building new products, seamless acquisition of new data sources, and integration with and between various data partners. His interests are in building resilient and highly scalable platforms, distributed systems architecture, and open source software.

Jim is a native of Colorado and has Bachelor and Master degrees in Computer Information Systems.

Dan Gloven

Data Scientist

Dan leads AirDNA's data science endeavors. He spends his time deriving insights from data, writing algorithms and building models to make AirDNA's data-driven products more intelligent and more valuable to customers. His main interests include machine learning, statistics, databases, data visualization and Python programming.

Prior to AirDNA, he worked as a Data Analyst and Software Developer in the oil and gas industry where he developed applications to predict and pinpoint risk exposure in pipelines. Dan has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley he designed residential solar systems for Sungevity. He also worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory designing mechanical systems to simulate the effect of carbon sequestration on the presence of trace metals in aquifers.

He has a passion for exploring the outdoors and spends his free time rock climbing, skiing and mountain biking.

Sarah DuPre

Sales Director

Originally from South Carolina, Sarah found her passion for languages and travel in college. She lived in Mexico, France and Spain before finally settling down in Barcelona. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Columbia College and a Master of Science in Management from ESADE in Barcelona.

Sarah’s passion for international travel has led her to AirDNA, where she helps academic institutions and real estate investors worldwide comprehend the impact of Airbnb and the sharing economy on their local area and get an edge on the competition.

Kellen Kruse

Director of Business Development

Kellen leads AirDNA’s DMO business, advising destination marketers across the globe on how to effectively use short-term rental data for strategic planning amid the sharing economy. Prior to AirDNA, Kellen spent ten years working for large corporations. Most recently, he worked in Capital Group’s strategy group leveraging analytics to drive growth in their high net worth business. He started his career with Raytheon where he first discovered his love for travel taking finance and BD roles in LA, Germany, and Boston before finally settling down in Santa Monica.

Kellen is an enthusiastic traveler (visited 30+ countries), avid sports fan, and snowboarder. When he is not playing beach volleyball in Santa Monica he can be found living it up in Airbnbs around the world from Berlin to Tel Aviv and Barcelona.

Kellen holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a dual degree in finance and accounting from the University of Kansas.

Aimee Trusler

Business Development Manager

Aimee, originally from Australia, has traveled extensively through Eurasia, Africa, and Central America, with most of her business career spent between Sydney and London.

At AirDNA, Aimee works together with vacation rental managers and academic institutions from all over the world to help them better understand Airbnb’s global influence and maximize potential in any given market.

After years of exploring the Spanish culture, she has now relocated permanently to Spain where she brings her industry knowledge and background in global business development to the AirDNA team in Barcelona.

Muezz Vestin

Business Development Manager

Muezz moved to Barcelona from his native Sweden after spending three years living in Lithuania and in China. A hustler and salesman from 12 years old, Muezz has started several of his own companies in clothing, merchandise and confectionary. He speaks Swedish, Lithuanian, Chinese and Japanese, presenting a talk at TedX in Vilnius on how to "hack" a country through learning languages. Muezz now uses his skills in business strategy, communication and perseverance to expand the reach of AirDNA's data products and services to new markets.

Outside of vacation rental analytics, Muezz loves Brazilian jiu-jitsu and his Russian wolfhound Itake - the Barcelona office mascot.

My Larsson

Customer Success Director

At AirDNA, My helps vacation rental managers around the globe understand their markets and price their portfolio better. My has worked in and around the vacation rental industry for some years. She ran a vacation rentals portal in her native Sweden and previously worked at Kigo, the vacation rental management company.

Away from AirDNA, My has a penchant for DJing and loves getting out of the city.

Tim Parker

Customer Success Agent

Originally hailing from the north of England, Tim decided to trade in the cloudy skies of Manchester - where he studied a Politics degree - for sunny Barcelona, where he is currently one of AirDNA’s customer success agents. Tim will always be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have regarding AirDNA products whether that be on the phone, live chat or via email.

When Tim isn’t working for AirDNA you can find him either watching or playing football, going to concerts or sampling the great food Spain has to offer.

Abigail Long

PR & Marketing Manager

From Cambridge, UK, Abigail studied History with Spanish at University College London before moving to Barcelona in January 2014. After working in research, translation, content writing and communications for a number of startups and the University of Cambridge, she now helps the media and the wider world understand Airbnb through the lens of AirDNA's data.

She is also fluent in Spanish and has traveled extensively in Latin America.