PrevNext 2. Priceline Group Share 1 -- 2015 sales: $55.5 billionEmployees: Approximately 16,000Previous ranking: 2800 Connecticut Ave.Norwalk, CT 06854 www.pricelinegroup.comExecutivesINTERIM CEO/CHAIRMAN: Jeffery BoydEVP/GENERAL COUNSEL: Peter J. Millones Jr.HEAD OF WORLDWIDE STRATEGY & PLANNING/EVP-CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT: Glenn. D. FogelCFO: Daniel J. FinneganEVP, GLOBAL OPERATIONS: Maelle Gavet 2015 DevelopmentsRecord growth year, 10% increase over 2014, largely driven by international operations. Most growth was organic, rather than through acquisitions.Hired new executive vice president, global operations, Maelle Gavet, to focus on driving global operational strategy.Acquired RocketMiles, which enables travelers to earn airline miles by booking hotel stays.Acquired PriceMatch, a B2B web design and booking/revenue management services company.Added to investment in Ctrip.com, a Chinese online travel company, strengthening the company's presence in China.Company FactsOnline travel agent built on retail, opaque, merchant models and online restaurant reservation services. Each brand is independently operated and provides booking services from a selection of aggregated suppliers in exchange for a share of the revenue/commission earned from facilitating reservations of travel services.Owns Booking.com, which calls itself the world leader in booking accommodations online; Priceline.com; Kayak, a metasearch site; Agoda.com, an Asian-based online hotel reservation service; Rentalcars.com; and OpenTable.com, a restaurant reservation service.Publicly held.Looking AheadOrganic growth of existing brands. Aiming to drive superior experiences offline as well as online.