Founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre (JDV), author, speaker. At age 26, Chip’s mission was to “create joy” by building a company that USA Today called “the most delightfully schizophrenic collection of hotels in America.” During his nearly 24 years as CEO, JDV grew to become the second largest boutique hotel company in America. He sold his company to Geolo Capital and it’s now part of Commune Hotels & Resorts.
In 2013, Chip launched Fest300 where he shares his passion for world festivals. And, he joined Airbnb as Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, where he’s sharing his proven methods with hosts in nearly 200 countries.