San Francisco: Vacation rental management company Rentl has announced the appointment of Richard Thomas as its VP of sales & marketing.
In his new role, Thomas will be responsible for activity across marketing, communications, business development and revenue management.
The Harvard University graduate has over 20 years’ experience in marketing to affluent audiences and has directed strategic domestic and international campaigns across the hospitality, technology and private aviation industries.
Prior to joining Rentl, Thomas was VP of marketing at Silicon Valley aviation technology company Stellar Labs, where he was tasked with managing all aspects of marketing and communications. Before 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.
Thomas will lead the company’s sales and marketing efforts to US vacation homeowners in a range of key markets who want to rent out their properties, and also its newly-launched short-term rental platform, Powered by Rentl, which is targeted at residential real estate agents.
Rentl CEO Scott Drexel said: “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,” he added.
Rentl VP of sales & marketing Richard Thomas said: “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.”
Rentl is now live in North Lake Tahoe, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Breckenridge, Vail and the Greater Palm Springs area, and is set to launch several new markets by 2020.