Ania Smith Named TaskRabbit CEO
Odd-jobs service TaskRabbit has announced the appointment of Ania Smith as chief executive officer. Ms. Smith replaces Stacy Brown-Philpot in the role, starting August 24. "We're delighted to welcome Ania to TaskRabbit and (parent company) Ingka Group. Ania impressed us with her extensive strategic and operational experience, knowledge of online marketplaces and vast experience in growing global businesses," said TaskRabbit board chair and Ingka Group Global Operations Manager Tolga Öncu. "When combined with her passion for TaskRabbit's mission of making everyday life easier for everyday people, Ania is the perfect fit to lead the company's next phase of growth." Ms. Smith has more than 20 years of strategic and operational experience in both consumer technology and consulting companies. She has held a number of leadership roles at AirBnb, and most recently served as Head of Courier Operations at UberEats. "I'm honored by the opportunity to lead TaskRabbit, and humbled to take the reins from Stacy, who is an inspiration and a role model to so many female leaders," said Ms. Smith. "Stacy and the entire team at TaskRabbit have laid the foundation and built the world's leading online and mobile task service, and I look forward to helping unlock limitless possibilities for the future."