Power moves of the week: The Wing is hiring from Snap and Airbnb and Blue Apron is getting a new CEO


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  • Here’s a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across real estate, tech and consulting. 

Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week. This week, The Wing hired three new executives from buzzy tech companies. Read more about this and other notable executive changes.

The Wing hires three new executives from Snap, Airbnb, and Casper

Four months after closing a $75 million Series C round, female co-working space The Wing has brought on three new executives from SnapAirbnb, and Casper. The funding and new hires will “assist The Wing in bringing its physical community of career-oriented women into the digital realm.” The company has hired Rachel Racusen as VP Communications who was previously Director of Communications as Snap. Nickey Skarsted joins as VP of Product after a few years as Product Lead of Airbnb experiences. Finally, Saumya Manohar joins as general counsel from Casper where she served as VP of Legal.

Linda Findley Kozlowski leaves Etsy to join Blue Apron as CEO

Blue Apron has announced that Linda Findley Kozlowski is joining the company as President and CEO. She’ll replace chief executive Brad Dickerson. Kozlowski was previously Chief Operating Officer at Etsy with responsibility for product, marketing and customer engagement and acquisition. The meal-kit maker has had a difficult time as a publicly traded company since its June 2017 initial public offering.

Bain & Company names new Chief Marketing Officer

Bain & Company announced that Erika Serow has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer for the firm, effective immediately. She was most recently president and US CEO of Sweaty Betty, a British retailer specializing in women’s active wear, overseeing all aspects of the company’s growing business in the Unites States. Serow previously served as Head of the Americas Retail practice at Bain & Company, where she was also a partner and director.

Tinder hires Chief Product Officer from Facebook

Ravi Mehta has joined Tinder as Chief Product Officer, a position vacated by Brian Norgaard who left the company in November 2018. Mehta has more than 20 years of experience building products and was most recently Product Director for Youth Engagement at Facebook. Tinder’s parent company, Match Group, recently acquired Hinge which is a dating app that targets a more mature audience. This frees up Tinder to focus on a younger demographic where Mehta will play an important role.

Intel appoints George Davis as Chief Financial Officer

Intel has announced the appointment of George S. Davis as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Davis takes over from Robert (Bob) Swan who was appointed permanent CEO after acting as Interim CEO for seven months following the departure of Brian Krzanich. Krzanich resigned because of a violation of Intel’s non-fraternization policy, which forbids managers from dating employees. Davis, 61, joins Intel from Qualcomm, where he served as executive vice president and CFO since March 2013.

Christian Wylonis is the co-founder and CEO of The Org, where you can meet the people behind the world’s most innovative companies, explore organizational charts, stay updated on team changes, and join your own company. 

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