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The People Who Matter at Airbnb

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Airbnb, which has been adding new businesses to maintain growth, has also reorganized its top management tier to consolidate power among a smaller group of executives.

Among the people gaining responsibility has been Chief Financial Officer Laurence Tosi, who now oversees business travel and customer service. Belinda Johnson, chief business affairs and legal officer, also took on more responsibilities like human resources. Airbnb co-founder Nate Blecharczyk picked up oversight of global operations not long before global operations chief Varsha Rao left last year. His title has now changed to chief strategy officer from chief technology officer.

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UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect Airbnb's announcement that Nate Blecharczyk's title changed to chief strategy officer from chief technology officer. 

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Below are 76 of the top employees at the home-sharing and travel company. Click through to explore a breakdown of the largest team—engineering—as well as the design group and several others.
Last updated July 5, 2017

Brian Chesky

CEO, Co-founder

Brian Chesky’s Direct Reports

Joe Gebbia

CPO, Co-founder

Nate Blecharczyk

Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder

Laurence Tosi


Belinda Johnson

Chief Business Affairs & Legal Officer

Joe Zadeh

VP of Trips

Mike Curtis

VP of Engineering

Alex Schleifer

VP of Design

Jonathan Mildenhall

Chief Marketing Officer

Vlad Loktev

Director of Product

Joe Poulin

President & CEO of Luxury Retreats

Hong Ge

Vice President of Airbnb China

Joe Zadeh’s Direct Reports


Andrea La Mesa

Director of Operations for Trips

Julia Persuad

Director of International Trips

Aoife McCardle

Director of Business Affairs & Social Impact Trips

Nate Abbott

Product Lead of Trips

Caroline Boone

Quality Lead for Trips

Laurence Tosi’s Direct Reports


David Bernstein

Chief accounting officer and controller

Krishna Rao

Co-Head of Corporate Development

Sara Adler

Co-Head of Corporate Development

Aisling Hassell

Head of Global Customer Experience

Mike Liberatore

Payments CFO

Jeff Mullen

Head of Treasury

Ellie Mertz

Head of Financial Planning and Analysis

Lex Bayer

Head of Business Development and Business Travel

Aisling Hassell’s Direct Reports


Darin Evenson

Director of Customer Experience for North America

Belinda Johnson’s Direct Reports


Chris Lehane

Head of Global Policy & Public Affairs

Rob Chestnut

General Counsel

Aoife McArdle

Director of Business Affairs

Beth Axelrod

Vice President of Employee Experience

Wrede Petersmeyer

Business Affairs

Chris Lehane’s Direct Reports


Kim Rubey

Global Head of Social Impact & Philanthropy

Rob Chestnut’s Direct Reports


Elizabeth Bohannon

Associate General Counsel

Beth Axelrod’s Direct Reports


Gia Colosi

Head of Global Talent Operations

Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Joe Gebbia’s Direct Reports


Kyle Pickering

Design at Samara

Marc McCabe

Operations, strategy and BD at Samara

Nate Blecharczyk’s Direct Reports


Jordi Torres

Regional Director, Latin America

Dave Countryman

Director, Business Operations

Olivier Gremillion

Regional Director, EMEA

Julian Persaud

Director, International Trips

Jonathan Lesser

Director, Host & Community Operations

Mike Curtis’s Direct Reports


Scott Raymond

Engineering Manager

Jason Bosinoff

Director of Engineering for Growth

Maxim Charkoff

Director of Engineering

Hong Ge

Director of Engineering

Paul Young

Online Security

Kevin Rice

Engineering Manager

Daniel Loreto

Engineering Manager

Ari Sternberg

Engineering Manager

Ian Logan

Engineering Manager

Jason Sobel

Engineering Manager, Interim Head of Trust and Safety

Mike Jennings

Director, ITX

Elena Grewal

Interim Lead for Data Science & Analytics

Clara Liang

Director of Product

Alex Schleifer’s Direct Reports


Katie Dill

Head of Experience Design

Judd Antin

Director of Research

Adrian Cleave

Director of Design Ops

Fabio Resende

Design Manager

Amber Cartwright

Design Manager for Guests

Marissa Phillips

Product Content Leader

Jenny Arden

Design Lead

Beth Axelrod’s Direct Reports


Hannah Pileggi

Experience Research Lead

Jonathan Mildenhall’s Direct Reports


Alex Dimiziani

Director of Global Brand Marketing

Ayni Raimondi

Director of Global Brand Marketing

Nancy King

Global Consumer Insights

James Goode

Director, Art Department

Matt Ghering

Director, Strategy & Operations

Sarah Goodnow

Global Lead of Airbnb Open

Vlad Loktev’s Direct Reports


Dan Hill

Director of Product & Performance Marketing

Donna Boyer

Director of Product

Jonathan Golden

Director of Product

Joe Poulin’s Direct Reports


Nick Geuzen

Vice President of Portfolio Development

Gian Carlo Di Tommaso

Vice President of Finance & Operations

Amr Younes

President of Revenue Optimization

Julien Zakoian

Chief Revenue Officer

Quick Facts

  • Post-money paper valuation of $30 billion
  • Earned more than $1.5 billion in revenue in 2016
  • Expected to go public by the end of 2018
  • Equity funding = about $3 billion

Board of Directors

Brian Chesky

Airbnb Co-founder and CEO

Nate Blecharczyk

Airbnb Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Joe Gebbia

Airbnb Co-founder and Chief Product Officer

Alfred Lin

Partner at Sequoia Capital

Jeff Jordan

General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

Marc Andreessen

Co-founder and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz


David Bonderman

Founding Partner at TPG Capital


David Trujillo

Partner at TPG


Anton Levy

Managing Director at General Atlantic


Reid Hoffman

Partner at Greylock Partners