Airbnb pronounces modifications to govt staff


Airbnb introduced Tuesday three strikes on the corporate’s govt staff, together with a change in chief monetary officer.

Dave Stephenson, the corporate’s CFO since 2019, is entering into a brand new function as the corporate’s first chief enterprise officer. He can be changed by Ellie Mertz, an 11-year veteran of Airbnb who now serves as vice chairman of finance. She’s going to take over as CFO following the February earnings name.

In the meantime, Catherine Powell – the worldwide head of internet hosting at Airbnb and a member of the board of, an impartial nonprofit that gives help for individuals in want of emergency stays – introduced she can be leaving the corporate subsequent 12 months to transition to an advisory function.

In an electronic mail to staff, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky stated Stephenson’s new function will drive development throughout the corporate’s present and new companies.

“As we increase past our core, will probably be paramount to have an govt devoted to our long-term development plans, and there’s no one higher than Dave to do that,” Chesky wrote. “As chief enterprise officer, Dave can be throughout all features of our technique to increase past the core. This contains driving worldwide enlargement, rising international host provide (throughout present and new companies) and main all enterprise and company growth actions at Airbnb.”

No Airbnb govt has labored longer with Chesky than Mertz, who oversaw Airbnb’s 2020 preliminary public providing.

“Ellie has been my proper hand for practically 11 years,” Chesky stated within the electronic mail. “Below her management, our firm grew from adolescence to maturity, with income rising over 100 instances.”

Relating to Powell, Chesky stated he spent plenty of time discussing the transition along with her.

“Catherine is a trusted accomplice and buddy,” he stated, “and whereas I’m unhappy she’ll be leaving Airbnb, I do know she gained’t be leaving my life.”

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