Nathan (Nate) Blecharczyk is the co-founder of Airbnb and Chief Strategy Officer. Nate plays a leading role in driving key strategic initiatives across the global business, particularly those which require a holistic understanding of the business, public policy, product, data, and Airbnb’s long-term stakeholder interests. He oversaw the creation of the Airbnb City Portal, an industry-first software solution that addresses the needs of cities relating to short-term rentals; the launch of Airbnb’s anti-party technology; and the creation of Airbnb’s engineering, data science, payments, and performance marketing teams.
Nate holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from Harvard University. Together with his wife Elizabeth, he enjoys being an active Airbnb Host and has welcomed hundreds of guests since Airbnb launched. Nate and Elizabeth are signatories to the Giving Pledge.