Seattle, WA – October 29, 2018 –  Alternative accommodations leader, RESIDE Worldwide, Inc. (RESIDE) has announced the hiring of Bill Kearns as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Kearns will oversee the finance, accounting and treasury functions for all the RESIDE companies and take an active role in overseeing corporate acquisitions and purchases.

“After finding that the executive team has more than 200 years of combined alternative accommodations industry experience, then learning about RESIDE’s strategic direction, I’m proud to be here as we execute on the strategic plan and further our leading position in an industry that has seen a significant inflow of capital,” said Kearns.

Kearns brings 20 years of finance and accounting expertise from public, private, regulator and auditor backgrounds to RESIDE. He is operationally focused on process improvement and project management to drive increased productivity, efficiency and effectiveness. 

“Bill has a vast and varied level of experience in the accounting, finance and support services realm and will be a great fit for the current and future needs of RESIDE Worldwide and ABODA by RESIDE,” said Lee Curtis, CCHP, co-Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner of RESIDE. “We are thrilled to add him to our senior team as Chief Financial Officer.”

Bill joins RESIDE most recently from Zipwhip where he led Series B and C financing rounds as the VP of Finance overseeing the finance, HR and facilities teams. Prior to Zipwhip, Kearns was the Director of Financial Reporting for Alaska Airlines, responsible for building M&A financial models and implementing software to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the accounting organization. Kearns has also served as the Assistant Director of Financial Reporting for PACCAR, the Staff Accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Audit Manager for Deloitte & Touche.

Kearns is a graduate of the University of Utah where he received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He also holds a Certificate of Accounting from the University of Washington.

RESIDE Worldwide, Inc. 

RESIDE Worldwide is a leading alternative accommodation firm headquartered in Seattle, WA that utilizes its priority 3SIXTY technology platform to provide vetted and flexible accommodations options to global travelers no matter the destination or the duration of their stay. RESIDE Worldwide owns a variety of hospitality companies, including RESIDE Management and RESIDE Realty Group. Learn more at www.staywithreside.com or call 206-460-1920.