Sonder Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: SOND; “Sonder”), a leading next-generation hospitality company that is redefining the guest experience through technology and design, announced the appointment of Deeksha Hebbar as Chief Operating Officer, and Chris Berry as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer.
Sonder recently consolidated its operations teams, streamlining frontline market-level operations and its centralized support service operations. In the role of Chief Operating Officer, Hebbar will lead this combined team, overseeing all Sonder operations including turning over units, opening and maintaining properties, and delivering service to guests. Hebbar was previously SVP of Operations at Sonder, and prior to Sonder held roles at technology and consulting businesses including Google Inc. and McKinsey & Company.
Berry joins Sonder as Chief Accounting Officer, overseeing all accounting functions as well as procurement. Berry previously served as Chief Accounting Officer at Alaska Air Group, Inc. where he scaled the accounting function, implementing new systems, leading a large team, and successfully managing the balance sheet during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We have a world-class leadership team, which we’re strengthening further by elevating existing talent and hiring from the industry’s best. Deeksha Hebbar steps up as COO following almost five successful years at Sonder, while Chris Berry brings deep travel industry experience to the CAO role,” said Francis Davidson, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sonder.