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, and we aggressively built out the team and the platform leading up to a successful IPO in 2006.
Post-IPO, we continued to innovate and expand our user base, building a commercial real estate comps product that led to being acquired by rival commercial real estate giant CoStar in 2012 for a cool $860 million.
After the acquisition, I stayed on at CoStar and continued growing my team. We made our mark throughout the company's marketplace verticals, working on 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.
For the next few years, my team continued to expand and I hired and managed designers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC as we turned our attention back to the LoopNet platform and evolving it to be more consumer focused.
I'm currently Director of UX/UI at Surefront, a platform empowering retailers and suppliers to work together more effectively through cross-organizational collaboration.