Kroll studied computer science at Oakland University located in Rochester, Michigan, about 30 miles outside of Detroit.
Kroll started his career as a software engineer at Right Media, a platform for buying and selling advertising space. The company was acquired by Yahoo for $680 million in 2007.
Kroll left Yahoo in 2011 to become VP of product at luxury travel site JetSetter. He went on to become chief technology officer. The site is now owned by Trip Advisor.
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