Beth Axelrod

Vice President of Employee Experience

Prior to joining Airbnb, Beth spent over ten years at eBay Inc., where she served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources. In this role Beth was responsible for all aspects of the company’s human resources capabilities designed to drive performance of the business and create an environment where talented people thrive. These include HR strategy, recruiting, learning and development, compensation, benefits and the continuing evolution of the company’s culture. She also served on the board of the eBay Foundation, which oversees eBay’s philanthropic and social innovation endeavors.

Before joining eBay in March 2005, Beth was Chief Talent Officer at WPP Group, one of the world’s leading communications services groups, where she was also an executive director.  She was responsible for all aspects of HR worldwide. Before WPP, Beth spent nearly 12 years at McKinsey & Company where she was a partner serving clients’ strategy and organization needs.  Beth is also a co-author of The War for Talent.

Beth is a Board Member at Heidrick & Struggles and also sits on the Advisory Board of Bulger Partners, a small private investment banking and financial advisory firm. She also serves on four academic advisory boards/councils: the 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 holds a B.S.E. degree with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management (MPPM) from the Yale School of Management.
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