I’ve been holding this news for a bit and I need to post it before I burst (even though he doesn’t technically start for us until March 2):
FBS has hired Dave Rifkin as our Vice President of Sales!
I’ve known Dave for years from back when he was working with Greg Robertson and Dan Woolley (founders of Dwellicious) at IRIS LLC, building a reseller channel through MLS and REALTOR associations for the popular line of Lightning software. We’ve been friends since a very fun trip to Alaska for the CMLS conference when I first came into the MLS industry, and that friendship makes it even more cool for me that he’s now joining forces with FBS.
Dave comes to FBS from eNeighborhoods where he was the VP of Agent Services managing an inside sales team of over 25 people. Dave also created eNeighborhoods’ IDX Resource Center Department that was critical in maintaining MLS relationships for the launch of remax.com, century21.com, coldwellbanker.com and era.com.
Dave will be working for FBS from Boca Raton, FL, where he lives with his wife Flonda, daugther Alicia, and son Nathan. You can follow Dave on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and I look forward to him writing some great stuff for the FBS Blog. Please help me welcome Dave to FBS by commenting below!
Update: Greg Robertson has a good post on Dave over at VendorAlley as well.