Yes, you read the headline correctly….I am moving on from Rentals and August 1 will be my last day. It hasn’t been an easy decision for me, but I’ve accepted a position with another classified listing website that I’ve always admired, Monster.com.
When I first came to work for RentClicks back in early 2005, it was a big change from the enterprise software sales position that I previously held. But working for a .com was something that always intrigued me and it felt like it would be a good fit for me. And at the time I thought that at the very least, working for an up and coming .com would be a good way for me to build up my resume so that at some point I could go work for a top 50 website. Last month, Monster was ranked by Comscore as the 38th most visited U.S. website with over 21 million unique visitors so that thought has definitely come full circle.
And while I feel that this is the right move for my career, it’s still very tough for me to walk away from Rentals.com. It’s been a lot of fun to be part of this company as it’s evolved and to be able to play the roles that I’ve played (sales rep, team builder, leader, mentor, shoulder to cry on:) blogger, etc). And I’m definitely going to miss the friendships that I’ve developed within the company (I’m on LinkedIn and FaceBook for those that want to stay connected!). But all of the signs point to this being the right move for me and I’m excited about this new opportunity.
As for this blog, I’d be happy to entertain any offers that might come in for it….2,000 visits per month per Compete has got to be worth something right? But seriously I’ll probably just leave it up as a historical record of one of my contributions to the industry. And who knows, maybe some day I’ll come back to the rental industry and dust this blog off. Although with the speed that social is evolving, blogs may have gone the way of the dinosaurs by then! But for now, the Contact Bill page has been updated and with that I’ll sign off.