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Opendoor snags top talent from Uber and Amazon

Hires show that the well-funded 'iBuyer' has no trouble attracting high-profile execs

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Opendoor has reportedly brought on Uber's head of finance and two former Amazon execs to serve in key roles at the real estate startup. The hires show that Opendoor, an "iBuyer" that uses technology to quickly buy and sell homes, will have no trouble attracting top talent as it seeks to expand rapidly over the next year. Gautam Gupta Gautam Gupta -- who heads up finance at Uber but plans to leave in July -- will serve as Opendoor's chief operations officer (COO), where he'll focus on scaling operations as Opendoor enters new markets. "Opendoor has the opportunity to transform how people buy and sell homes much like ridesharing has transformed how people get around," Gupta said in a statement. Meanwhile, Bali Raghavan will join Opendoor as vice president of engineering while Jason Child will become the firm's chief financial officer (CFO). Both are former Amazon execs who worked at the company for 12 years. Amazon Go vs. smart locks and security tech Raghavan oversa...