Wheels Up, the leading brand in private aviation, today announces the appointment of Francesca Molinari to the newly created position of Chief People Officer. In this role, Molinari will lead all aspects of human resources and culture at Wheels Up including organizational design, talent acquisition, development, and retention, as well as diversity and inclusion functions. Molinari will report directly to Wheels Up Founder and CEO Kenny Dichter.
“Francesca’s deep experience running global HR for some of the world’s largest digital brands will be key in furthering our culture, attracting new talent, and leveraging the strength and passion of our over 2,000 Wheels Up employees,” said Dichter. “With her leadership, we will continue to strive for organizational excellence and to foster an exceptionally smart, motivated, and diverse team.”
“I am excited to be joining a company that believes as strongly in supporting their own employees as they do in supporting their Members and Customers. I’m impressed by everyone at Wheels Up and their passion for the Company and being a part a winning culture,” said Molinari.
Molinari most recently led Human Resources Business Partnering for Adobe’s Digital Experience marketing cloud business, with a focus on driving organizational growth, scalability, and transformation for more than 5,000 employees worldwide. She successfully achieved high levels of employee engagement and retention while supporting the business’ organic growth and the back-to-back acquisitions of Magento and Marketo. Prior to her time at Adobe, she served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Magento. Molinari also held leadership roles in people management for major corporations including eBay, GE Capital, and Macy’s.
Molinari holds an undergraduate degree from Hofstra University and a Masters degree in Human Resources Management from The New School University.