Garrett Vargas is Vice President of Technology and CTO of CarRentals.com, part of the Expedia Group. CarRentals.com is one of the leading global online travel agencies serving car rentals to leisure travelers. Prior to CarRentals.com, Mr. Vargas led several technology teams at Expedia Group including the Vacation Packages team for the Expedia brand, external partner APIs, and the Rails and Cars lines of business. Prior to joining Expedia Group, Mr. Vargas led several different development teams at Microsoft Corporation, ranging from teams working on various components of Windows Phone to incubation projects in the Windows Emerging Markets team prototyping solutions to deliver value-added services to licensed versions of Windows in developing markets.
Mr. Vargas is an active Startup advisor and angel investor, primarily focusing on companies in the emerging Voice technology space and marketplaces. In this capacity, he has helped with initial product/market fit, business strategy, technical design and architectural review, and initial implementations.
Mr. Vargas holds an MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. He also has a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford.