- Amazon is losing a key executive, Greg Greeley, to Airbnb this month.
- Greeley served as Amazon’s global head of Prime membership, one of the company’s most important customer-focused programs.
- Greeley will serve as Airbnb’s head of its “president of Homes” starting later in March.
Greg Greeley has left Amazon and will join Airbnb, the company announced on Tuesday.
Greely will take a position Airbnb as “president of Homes,” according to the company, which is the company’s flagship offering for offering short-term rentals.
“Words can’t express how excited I am to join the Airbnb team,” Greeley said in a prepared 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.”
Greeley’s most recent title at Amazon was VP of Amazon Prime Worldwide, a position he’s held since 2013. He announced he was leaving in a letter on Linkedin where he said it was time to take a “different challenge.”
“It was Jeff Bezos’ heartfelt 1997 Letter to Shareholders that ultimately drew me to Amazon, and I have not regretted that decision for even a nanosecond,” Greeley wrote.
Greeley was a key executive during his Amazon days, and helped create the membership program that has become a key cornerstone of its online offering and launch it across the globe. He previously ran both international expansion at Amazon and Amazon’s European division.
Greeley was most recently working on integrating Whole Foods with Amazon Prime membership,
“We thank Greg [Greeley] for his contributions to Amazon and wish him the best in his new role,” an Amazon spokesperson told Business Insider.
Airbnb said in a release about the hire that Greeley was picked for his experience in creating “one of the most loved membership programs in the world.”
Greeley’s first day at Airbnb will be March 18. He will report directly to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky.