I was an early hire at the commercial real estate marketing platform LoopNet, where I started as the lone product designer and front-end developer. LoopNet saw explosive growth over the next couple years, leading to a successful IPO in 2006. Our CEO rang the opening bell for NASDAQ!
Post-IPO, we continued to innovate and expand our user base, building a comps product that led to being acquired by rival CoStar in 2012 for a cool $860 million. I stayed on with CoStar, hiring and managing designers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. We made our mark throughout the company's verticals — CoStar, LoopNet, CityFeet, BizBuySell, and LandAndFarm. In 2014 CoStar acquired Apartments.com for $585 million, and my team was a key part of it's rapid integration into CoStar's ecosystem.
After a long run in commercial real estate tech, I went back to the world of startups and joined Surefront as Director of UI/UX in 2020. Surefront is a platform empowering retailers and suppliers to work together more effectively through cross-organizational collaboration. While I was there we built and improved several major platform features that enabled our customers to better manage their product data and collaborate internally and externally.
I'm currently Head of Design at Archipelago, a data network for insurance brokers and their property customers who seek to do business based on more accurate information.