Airbnb hires Beth Axelrod as VP of Employee Experience

Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

Beth AxelrodAirbnb has recently announces that Beth Axelrod has joined Airbnb as the new Vice President of Employee Experience. Beth will bring her incredible passion and deep expertise to building out the essential aspect of the business.



Beth’s career has spanned three industries: investment banking, management consulting and human resources. Throughout her career, she has worked to attract and retain talented people, build inclusive and productive office cultures, strategically scale businesses and help mission-driven companies and communities succeed.



Previously, Beth served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at eBay, playing an instrumental role in strengthening and scaling eBay and PayPal during a period of rapid global growth. Prior to that, Beth was the Chief Talent Officer at WPP Group, one of the world’s premier communications services firms. In addition, Beth was a partner at McKinsey & Company as well as a co-author of the groundbreaking book, The War for Talent.



It has been known that Beth is passionate about education, leadership development and diversity and sits on several corporate boards as well as academic advisory councils and boards: Heidrick & Struggles, Bulger Partners, UC Berkeley Executive Education, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University, the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and YaleWomen.



Beth is also a global leader in the field of human resources and talent management and Airbnb is incredibly excited that she’s bringing her skills and extensive experience to the Executive Leadership team of Airbnb. With her experience, Beth really could have done almost anything. But she decided to follow her heart, which told her Airbnb just felt like home.



Going forward, Beth will be responsible for overseeing virtually every aspect of an employee’s life at Airbnb, from recruiting the talented people who join their global team and ensuring they can grow in their careers, to maintaining healthy environments in the offices around the world, to curating their many employee benefits and resources. She’ll further the mission by creating a diverse workforce and culture where every employee feels like they belong at Airbnb at every step in their career.



Apart from welcoming Beth, Airbnb also thanked Mark Levy, who for over three years, has been an integral leader in the creation of employee experience at Airbnb. His work, along with the global Employee Experience team to create a successful, inclusive workplace has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign. He has championed the efforts to make Airbnb one of the best places to work in the world and diligently worked to bring the employees, hosts and guests together.



The authorities of Airbnb informed that Mark will remain with Airbnb and they are thrilled that they will continue to work closely together.



Just like their global community of hosts and guests, the remarkable people who work at Airbnb continue to find new ways to inspire them every day. Their employees make this community possible. So the company wants their careers in Airbnb to be just as exciting and rewarding as the experiences they help create.

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