A. George "Skip" Battle is a Senior Fellow of the Aspen Institute as well as a long time Institute moderator. He was previously executive chairman of the board of Ask Jeeves, Inc. which was acquired by IAC/InterActiveCorp in July 2005. Prior to that he served as CEO of the company from 2000 to 2003. From 1968 until his retirement in 1995, Skip served in management roles at Arthur Andersen LLP and then Andersen Consulting LLP (now Accenture), where he became worldwide managing partner of market development and a member of the firm's executive committee. He currently serves as chairman of the board of Fair, Isaac and Company, and as a director of Advent Software, Inc., Netflix and Expedia, Inc., as well as the Masters Select family of mutual funds. He was previously a director of PeopleSoft, Inc. and of Barra, Inc. He received a BA with Highest Distinction in economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA in finance from Stanford Business School, where he held McCarthy and University Fellowships, and has lectured at Stanford Business School, University of California-Berkeley Business School and American University. Skip and his wife Hilary make their home in Berkeley, CA.