Q is a business minded people and operations leader, advisor and executive coach. He joined Airbnb in 2018 as its first global people ops leader, and was responsible for the strategic vision, build-out and execution of Airbnb’s people operations function from the ground up. Additionally, he was responsible for leading Airbnb through numerous pivotal milestones including hyper growth, pandemic responses, workforce restructuring, IPO and the future of work. Most notably, Q ideated and incubated Airbnb’s Global Nomad program in 2020 that eventually became Airbnb’s formal Live & Work Anywhere program in 2022. This program created an extraordinary opportunity for Airbnb to become industry leaders in the future of work by leveraging their existing business model to enable their employees to live and work anywhere. Airbnb decided to invest in the creation of a newly formed cross functional center of excellence (COE) to make this opportunity a reality.
Q has been leading the build out of this newly created global COE since April 2022 that brought together Airbnb’s legacy workplace, immigration, relocation, mobility tax and operational teams to work in close partnership with corporate tax, accounting, employment legal, privacy, public policy and external comms teams to drive our vision and enhance our employee experience and business growth collectively. Q has leaned on his engineering roots to become a web3 enthusiast, evaluating the impacts of decentralized models on the people and operations functions. He has worked with web3 creators and founders to help craft their optimal people and operations strategies to achieve their growth objectives. Q is a trusted advisor to founders, C-Suites, people executives and several accelerator programs globally. He leverages his first hand experience from working across his own startups, various venture growth and PE backed firms, Big 4 management consulting and Fortune 100 companies to provide valued insight and drive sustainable change. Q specializes in strategy and operations, operating models, workforce planning, technology, IPO and SOX readiness, cross-border mobility programs to support the future of distributed work, and employee experience service delivery models. You can learn more about Q at www.hamirani.com.