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Big moves at Zillow: Aimee Johnson joins in place of COO Amy Bohutinsky

By Victoria Haviland 0 Comments NEWS, Regional News

Real estate and rental US giant, Zillow Group, Inc. has recently announced that its current Chief Operating Officer Amy Bohutinsky has been invited to join the company's Board of Directors, leaving the COO chair open come January of next year.

Aimee Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer at Zillow

The company also announced that Aimee Johnson, most recently SVP, customer relationship management at Starbucks, will join Zillow Group as chief marketing officer in November. In addition, Zillow Group's interim Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Rock will become the company's permanent chief accounting officer. The company is conducting a search for its new CFO.

Bohutinsky was an early team member at Zillow Group, joining in 2005 and holding a variety of leadership roles, including chief marketing officer, before becoming COO. She will serve as both a board member and COO through the end of the year, at which point she will step away as COO. Bohutinsky is also on the boards of The Gap Inc., effective Nov. 1, and HotelTonight.

"Amy has tirelessly helped lead Zillow Group through every major milestone – from launch to becoming a public company, and through our many acquisitions and the growth of our brands," said Zillow Group Executive Chairman Rich Barton. "She is incredibly talented with a long track record of helping steer the company toward growth and success. I'm very excited to have her contribute to the Board of Directors for years to come."

Johnson has 25 years of experience as a marketing executive and innovation expert with deep expertise in consumer experience, digital product launches, strategic branding, and driving customer loyalty. She has been at Starbucks for the last 14 years, where she has held a variety of leadership roles, most recently supporting the company's loyalty program and digital innovation. She previously worked at Campbell Soup Co., where she held a variety of marketing, brand management, analytics, and general management roles. She holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a B.S. from Virginia Tech. She joins Zillow Group in November and will report to Jeremy Wacksman, president of the Zillow brand.

Prior to Zillow Group naming her interim CFO in May, Jennifer Rock had been running Zillow Group's financial reporting department for seven years. She has played a leadership role through the company's IPO and major acquisitions and has led the company's financial operations for the past six months.

"I'm thrilled about the appointments of these three accomplished leaders to our Board of Directors and our senior leadership team," said Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff. "I've worked with Amy for 18 years, both here at Zillow Group and before that. It's not possible to calculate her immense contributions to this company and our people. I am grateful for her leadership and look forward to her continued contributions as a board director.

"Aimee Johnson's deep and varied years of leadership at Starbucks and strong consumer packaged goods marketing foundation will be an immense asset to Zillow Group as we scale and diversify our business into new areas like Zillow Offers and lending. I'm excited to work with her to grow Zillow Group to new heights," Rascoff said. "In addition, I'm very happy to recognize Jenn's immense contributions to our finance organization with her expanded role as CAO."

SOURCE Zillow Group Inc.
Edited by V. Haviland

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