About Airdna

Airdna provides data and analytics to vacation rental entrepreneurs and investors. By tracking the daily performance of over 2,000,000 listings across 5,000 cities 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 advice them on fair and effective home sharing legislation.

Scott has a 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 project 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 traveller 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.

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.

My Larsson

Business Development

At Airdna, she 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.

Sarah DuPre

Business Development

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.

Abigail Long

Marketing and Public Relations

Hailing 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 fluent in Spanish and has travelled extensively in Latin America. She is also a self-confessed foodie, yoga aficionado and avid reader of the London Review of Books.