San Francisco, CA – January 7, 2019 – Rentl, the technology-enabled vacation rental management company, today announces the appointment of Richard Thomas as vice president of Sales & Marketing. In his new role, Richard will be responsible for activity across marketing, communications, business development and revenue management.
Richard has over 20 years’ experience marketing to affluent audiences, with a track record of successfully directing strategic domestic and international campaigns in a diverse range of industries including hospitality, technology and private aviation. Before joining Rentl, Richard was Vice President of Marketing at Stellar Labs, a Silicon Valley aviation technology company, where he was responsible for managing all aspects of marketing and communications. Prior to that he launched and directed Philtre Digital, a London-based marketing and communications agency where he developed and implemented full-scale marketing and communications campaigns for a diverse client portfolio.
Richard will lead the company’s sales and marketing efforts to US vacation homeowners in a range of key markets who wish to rent out their properties, and also its newly launched Powered by Rentl, short-term rental platform targeted at residential real estate agents.
Scott Drexel, CEO, Rentl, commented:“We are delighted to welcome Richard to the team at Rentl. We see huge potential in the vacation rental management market and Richard will be key in building our client base and bringing our purpose-built technology to more owners and realtors across the country. He will play an active role in the formulation and delivery of the company’s long-term growth plans and ensuring that exorbitant fees for vacation rentals and management hassles are a thing of the past.”
Richard Thomas, VP of Sales & Marketing, Rentl, commented:“I am excited to join such a dynamic and innovative company at this crucial point in its growth journey. Technology is proving to be a huge driver in the growth of the US vacation rental market, and I look forward to working with the team here to develop the business through initiatives such as our newly launched Powered by Rentl platform for real estate agents.”
Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University where he played varsity football and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.