Former Amazon exec joins Airbnb as CFO

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Dave Stephenson, a 17-year veteran of Amazon, joined Airbnb as chief financial officer.

Dave Stephenson. Photo credit: Airbnb

At Amazon, Stephenson most recently was VP and CFO of the company’s Worldwide Consumer Organization, which oversees all of Amazon’s global websites, including Amazon Prime, and subsidiaries such as Whole Foods and Zappos.

Before this, Stephenson was VP of Amazon’s international consumer business, and led finance for the company’s North America retail, merchant services and Amazon Web Services. Stephenson also served as president and CFO of Big Fish Games, and worked for nearly a decade in finance and engineering roles at Proctor & Gamble.

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“I am thrilled to be joining and bringing my experience leading fast-growing businesses at scale to help Airbnb accelerate its already incredible growth,” Stephenson said in a statement. “There are tremendous opportunities to grow Airbnb’s existing businesses and invest in new ones that will help Airbnb grow stronger in the decades to come.”

“Dave’s extensive experience building and scaling rapidly growing businesses makes him a valuable addition to the Airbnb executive team and a great choice to lead the company’s strong finance and accounting group,” Ann Mather, a member of Airbnb’s board of directors and newly appointed audit chair, said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to working with Dave and to his future contributions at a time of extraordinary opportunity for Airbnb.”