Airbnb poaches Amazon’s Prime boss

Airbnb poaches Amazon’s Prime boss


Airbnb is bringing on Greg Greeley, Amazon’s current VP of Prime & Delivery Experience, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky wrote in a blog post today. His first day at Airbnb will be March 18.

At Airbnb, Greeley will be responsible for leading the home-sharing startup’s Homes unit. The Homes unit entails Airbnb’s standard offering as well as its recently launched Plus offering, which is geared toward bougie high-end travelers who prioritize “quality and comfort.” Greeley will also oversee Airbnb Collections, the Superhost program and eventual Superguest program. He will report directly to Chesky.

“Even among an amazing and diverse slate of candidates, Greg stood out for his phenomenal customer-first approach, global operations excellence, and a decades-long commitment to developing and mentoring talented leaders,” Chesky wrote.

Greeley joins Airbnb after 18 years of work at Amazon, where he held a number of senior leadership positions. Greeley is credited with helping create Amazon Prime and previously built Amazon’s European business.

In a LinkedIn post last night, Greeley announced his departure from Amazon, saying it was time for him to take on a new challenge. Now, it’s clear what that next challenge is.

“Words can’t express how excited I am to join the Airbnb team,” Greeley said in a statement. “I’ve used Airbnb for years, and the chance to work here and expand the positive impact its community is having around the world is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

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