Updated Mar 6, 2018 - Technology

Airbnb hires Amazon Prime VP to lead home-sharing

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky during a presentation in San Francisco, Feb. 22, 2018. Photo: Airbnb

Airbnb has hired Amazon Prime vice president Greg Greeley as president of its "homes" division, overseeing its core home-sharing service.

Context: Last month, the company said that it's organizing its business into four divisions (the others are Trips, Lux, and China), reflecting its growing business. Although CEO Brian Chesky made it clear that Airbnb won't be going public in 2018, it's nonetheless something it plans to do soon enough, making Greeley's hire a logical step, especially given his experience running Amazon divisions globally.

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