Polygon, an Ethereum scaling platform onboarding millions to Web3, has hired Bhumika Srivastava, former Head HR & Director for Employee Experience at Airbnb, as its new Global Head of HR.
Bhumika’s 20+ years of experience directing HR will prove invaluable for Polygon’s continued commitment to sustainably onboard millions of new users to Web3. Bhumika will be instrumental in creating a robust HR strategy to support Polygon’s rapid growth and ambitious scaling objectives.
Web3 mainstream adoption is one of the organization’s biggest challenges, and employing people-centric solutions will maximize the potential of Polygon’s human capital in reaching its brand objectives. Bhumika will instill a solid HR strategy to improve employee experience and drive leadership and culture.
Bhumika’s previous experience with major Web2 brands like Snapdeal, Adobe, and Yahoo will likewise be crucial in supporting Polygon’s employee growth and HR strategy. Polygon has seen a rapid expansion of its fully remote global employee base, Bhumika’s experience will be crucial in guiding future expansion across Polygon’s in-house and remote workforce.
The announcement follows Polygon’s hiring of Tyler Sellhorn as Head of Remote, showing their further commitment to a fully decentralized workplace, with compensation and benefits packages on par with leading Web2 employers.
Polygon continues its culture of prioritizing employee experience, and in doing so becoming a major destination for top talent looking to enter Web3. Working at Polygon also means being at the very nexus of the latest developments in decentralized finance (DeFi), non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and blockchain adoption by enterprises.
Bhumika Srivastava said, “I am delighted to be announcing my appointment as Global Head of HR for Polygon, a Web3 industry leader that truly understands the value of people. At Polygon, I will be joining a team with shared values of sustainability, inclusion, diversity and growth in an exciting and fast-growing industry. I look forward to the challenge of working with this ambitious group of highly talented people that values innovation to its core.”
The new hire continues Polygon’s recruitment of top-tier, C-level talent from leading names in Web2, including EA, Amazon, and Google. The expertise and insight from both the traditional and blockchain industries that the fast-evolving team brings will be invaluable in bridging the gap between Web2 and Web3. The new hires follow the appointment of Ryan Wyatt as CEO of Polygon Studios after his seven years in charge of YouTube’s gaming vertical.
Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon, said: “Polygon is delighted to announce Bhumika Srivastava as our new Global Head Of HR. We are passionate about our staff and want to ensure that our employees have the best journey working in Web3. Bhumika brings a wealth of experience from her tenure at industry-leading Web2 organizations that we know will make a meaningful impact on our entire team, and that will support our ambition to also be industry leaders in corporate governance and employee experience.”