Houzz hires Airbnb vet to grow international presence

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Home remodeling and design platform Houzz has hired Airbnb vet Oliver Jung to lead the company’s international expansion efforts, and opened offices and hired local managers in the U.K., Germany and Australia to oversee operations in Western Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

The company plans to open more international offices this year. And why not? Some 35 percent of traffic to Houzz.com already comes from outside the U.S., the company says. Source: businesswire.com.