Airbnb Looks To Add To Executive Ranks

Airbnb’s on-again, off-again search for another senior executive to help CEO Brian Chesky manage the rapidly growing company is active again, said three people briefed on the matter.

Among the people approached recently was Brent Bellm, former chief operating officer of vacation-rentals rival HomeAway and current CEO of ecommerce platform BigCommerce. He said he’s not looking to leave BigCommerce.

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Word of Airbnb’s search comes a week after The Information reported that another private internet firm, Uber, was looking for a number two executive to help steer the company through rocky times. Uber subsequently confirmed the report.

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The opening may be getting more urgent to fill now that the company has matured and could head toward an IPO next year.