A sales & business development professional, Rich is the veteran of half a dozen early stage startups where he has built and led successful sales organizations from the ground up. Prior to Connect Now, he spent 4+ years at Placester, a real estate technology company, where he gained extensive experience selling to real estate professionals and becoming fluent in the buying behavior of the real estate audience. While at Placester, he built a 40 person sales and account management team focused exclusively on real estate brokerages. His additional startup experience includes companies in diverse fields such as online gaming, human resources, and website/mobile app development.