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.