Trulia Hires LinkedIn Executive to Run Human Resources
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Trulia, Inc. (NYS: TRLA) , a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters, and real estate professionals, today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Brown as Trulia's Vice President of Human Resources. Bringing extensive leadership experience from LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Intuit, Elizabeth will lead the next phase of human resource investments as Trulia develops as a public company. In this role, she will scale the recruitment of new talent across the company, oversee leadership development internally, and bolster retention to support Trulia's long-term growth.
Elizabeth Brown, Trulia's VP of Human Resources (Photo: Trulia)
"While Trulia is no longer a scrappy startup, we are still at the early stages of our growth as a public company. Elizabeth brings uniquely applicable experience around building high-performing teams as well as hiring and retaining top talent in competitive high-tech environments, and I am thrilled to welcome her to Trulia," said Pete Flint, CEO and co-founder of Trulia. "Talent is at the core of Trulia's success in building the best real estate tools for consumers and professionals. With Elizabeth leading the charge, we're now better positioned to win the recruiting war for engineering talent by bolstering the HR muscle that we need to recruit top-notch talent, retain our strong culture, and scale the company's growth in the long term."
Since launching in 2005, Trulia has grown from being a startup with two employees to being a public company with more than 500 employees across three offices in San Francisco, New York City, and Denver. In May, Trulia announced its plans to acquire Market Leader, Inc. (NAS: LEDR) , a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS)-based customer relationship management (CRM) software for the real estate sector.
"Having guided the development of some the fastest-growing companies in the world, I was especially drawn to Trulia because it's a high-growth company with an amazing culture - which is a key differentiator," said Elizabeth Brown, VP of HR. "Talent and culture are extremely important in continuing the advancement and success of the company, and I'm eager to help Trulia continue its exciting growth path by contributing to the hiring, retaining, and optimization of top talent."
Prior to joining Trulia, Elizabeth spent two years at LinkedIn leading their International Human Resource team for Global Sales and Operations. In this role, she was at the forefront of hypergrowth and led the team to deliver 100 percent year-over-year headcount growth and open several international LinkedIn offices. She also served as an industry thought leader on recruitment and leadership development, speaking at several domestic and international conferences including the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference in San Francisco, the Excellence in Talent Management Conference in Barcelona, and the Learning and Leadership Conference in Chicago. She also co-led a session at LinkedIn's Talent Connect 2012 Europe in London and moderated a panel at the LinkedIn Talent Connect APAC in Sydney. Previously, she held several HR leadership positions at Microsoft Corporation and Intuit. Elizabeth received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
ABOUT TRULIA, INC.
Trulia (NYS: TRLA) gives home buyers, sellers, owners, and renters the inside scoop on properties, places, and real estate professionals. Trulia has unique info on the areas people want to live that can't be found anywhere else: users can learn about agents, neighborhoods, schools, crime, commute times, and even ask the local community questions. Real estate professionals use Trulia to connect with millions of transaction-ready buyers and sellers each month via our hyperlocal advertising services, social recommendations, and top-rated mobile real estate apps. Trulia is headquartered in downtown San Francisco. Trulia is a registered trademark of Trulia, Inc.
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