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Beth Axelrod

Board Director, Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. & YETI Holdings, Inc.

BETH AXELROD is currently a board director at Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSII) and YETI Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: YETI). She also serves as an advisor to several venture funds.

Beth has held senior human resources leadership and executive team roles at three global corporations. Most recently, she served for nearly five years as Airbnb’s Global Head of Employee Experience. Previously, she spent a decade leading HR for the combined eBay and PayPal. She started her HR career as WPP Group’s Chief Talent Officer, also serving as an Executive Director of their board.

Prior to her career in HR, Beth spent nearly 12 years at McKinsey & Company where she was a partner serving clients’ strategy and organization needs. She led the firm’s second generation of research titled The War for Talent and is a co-author of the book, The War for Talent. She also co-led the Firm’s Organization Practice. Beth started her career in investment banking.

She holds a BSE degree with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management, where she was honored by being named a Donaldson Fellow.