Zillow Group has appointed former Starbucks corporate culture expert Dan Spaulding in its newly created position of Vice President People and Culture.
With more than 15 years fostering culture at high-growth companies Spaulding will oversee all aspects of Zillow's human resources, recruiting and learning and development teams.
Reporting to Zillow Group COO Amy Bohutinsky, Spaulding will be responsible for leading the development of solutions to attract, engage, develop and retain talent across all of Zillow Group's brands and eight locations.
Spaulding was most recently Vice President US Stores and Retail Operations HR at Starbucks, where he led the company's strategy to elevate the work experience for over 140,000 employees across the country.
Prior to that, he worked at Life Technologies and Dell Inc, where he developed a strong track record of globally scaling organizations through mergers and acquisitions.
Zillow Group has been recognized as a 'best place to work', winning numerous awards across nearly all office locations around the country.
Most recently, Zillow was ranked #10 in the country on Glassdoor's list of the best companies to work for in America with Zillow Group's corporate headquarters in Seattle named the #1 best place to work in Washington State by Seattle Business Magazine.
Zillow Group's employee benefits have also been recognized as some of the most impressive in the country.
Earlier this year, Zillow Group expanded its maternity leave policy to up to 16 weeks and its parental leave to eight weeks. Additionally, Zillow Group is now giving employees $1,000 in 'Baby Bucks' to help new parents with the essentials.
Bohutinsky says this reflects the company's commitment to providing employees with a benefits program that is both competitive and comprehensive with a primary focus on encouraging work-life balance.
"The most strategic and important part of our business is our ability to hire and retain the absolute best people - in skills, in smarts, in culture fit," she says.
"As an employer of more than 2,200 employees spanning multiple consumer and business brands, we need a leader of Dan's caliber and experience to lead our people organization and strategy as we continue to grow."