Kellen Kruse, AirDNA

Kellen Kruse leads AirDNA’s Travel & Tourism practice, advising businesses across the globe on the trends, tax revenue opportunities, and visitor experiences presented by the growth of Airbnb and the broader home-sharing market. His team partners with 250+ DMOs worldwide, from Discover LA to Visit Berlin, helping them explore the impacts of the sharing economy on their communities and build strategic plans for the future.

He has spoken at key industry events including TTRA International Conference in Melbourne, Visit North Carolina 365 Governor’s Conference, STS Connections in Daytona Beach, and ITB Berlin. Kellen leverages 14 years of experience in data analytics, finance, and business development to provide audiences with an insider’s perspective on how to harness data effectively amid the fast-paced sharing economy.

Originally hailing from Kansas, Kellen and his wife Chelsea now reside in Santa Monica with their Chi-beagle Conan. When he’s not on the road, you can find him playing beach volleyball, snowboarding, perfecting his mediocre golf game, and endurance training for marathons. He holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a dual degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Kansas.