SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today announced that Scott Day has joined the company as Senior Vice President People and Culture and will be responsible for leading and scaling OpenTable's people strategy around the globe.
"Taking companies to the next level starts with its people," said Christa Quarles, Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable. "Scott's great experience at leading tech companies – including Airbnb, PayPal and StubHub – will help enrich and nurture OpenTable's innovative culture and attract the best talent as we expand our business. His sophisticated approach to performance management – which was honed at Capital One, the company famous for setting the foundation for Google's HR practices – is inspiring and will deepen a high performing ethos at OpenTable."
"I'm thrilled to be joining a company whose product I have long relied on and associate with creating great memories and experiences," said Scott Day, Senior Vice President of People and Culture at OpenTable. "OpenTable has a remarkable, affiliative culture rooted in candor, respect and fun. It is a great time to be joining, as the company is moving into an exciting phase of product and geographical expansion which will require a performance mindset, fast learning, and lots of teamwork. OpenTable employees have an opportunity to see the direct impact of their efforts as we improve the global dining experience for diners and the service experience for restaurants."
Prior to OpenTable, Scott was Head of Talent Strategy & Operations at Airbnb where he led the company's global HR business partner and HR operations functions during a period of rapid expansion. Before Airbnb, Scott served as a senior HR business partner leading teams in support of several high growth consumer internet companies including PayPal, StubHub and Yahoo. In each of these roles his primary focus was creating and implementing customized people strategies to support the growth of these dynamic, market defining technology businesses.
Earlier in his career, Scott spent two years as an executive recruiter at Morgan Samuels Company and 11 years in operational and HR roles, including running training and contact center operations, at Capital One. He started his career in the United States Marine Corps as an Aviation Logistics officer, ending his five years of service as a Captain.
Scott received a bachelor's degree in English from the Virginia Military Institute and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 21 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 40,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than one billion diners around the world. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom and the United States.
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