Knock has appointed a new member to its Board of Directors. She brings with her experience in building and scaling platforms, and consumer experience at some of the world’s biggest named brands.
Vijaya Kaza is the Chief Security Officer at Airbnb and Head of Engineering & Data Science for Trust & Safety. She joins the Board following the appointment of Michelle DeBella, former Lyft Vice President of Finance, as Knock’s Chief Financial Officer.
Knock Co-Founder & CEO Sean Black, said:
"We are very pleased that Vijaya has chosen to bring her vast product and engineering experience to the Knock board as we continue to ramp up the growth of our business.
"Vijaya's leadership experience managing Airbnb's Trust technology team and leveraging data science to shape the company's product strategy and consumer experience gives her a unique perspective that will be invaluable as we build a powerful platform that helps people buy their dream home before selling their old house."
Named one of the Top Revolutionary Women in Security in 2019 by Industry Wired Magazine, Kaza has worked for Airbnb; Lookout, as its Chief Development Officer; FireEye, Inc., as its Senior Vice President, Cloud Products & Engineering; and has managed a team of over 600 engineers.
On her appointment, Kaza said:
"Knock's impressive growth trajectory is based on the fact that the company is solving a real problem that anyone who is a homeowner and wants to buy a new home has faced in a very unique way.
"The company's focus on leveraging technology to bring certainty, convenience and cost savings to the everyday experience of buying and selling a home is a win for consumers and the agents it partners with."