Zumper Hires Former Apple & Elvie Exec Darren Goode as CMO
Over the past eight years at Zumper, we have grown our exceptional team to over 200 employees in five offices across the country. Together, we’ve built the largest private rental market in the United States In 2020 alone, more than 80 million people will use Zumper. In response to this growth, we are building a world class leadership team and today we are delighted to announce that Darren Goode has joined Zumper as Senior Marketing Director. Darren will focus on helping us speed up plans to achieve our mission – to make renting an apartment as easy as booking a hotel.
A passionate marketer, Darren brings with him over 25 years of global marketing and advertising experience in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Darren has extensive experience building disruptive and emotional brands, scaling businesses, driving profitable growth, and building successful teams. He will be responsible for building an unrivaled marketing organization bringing together brand, creation, content, communications, product marketing and customer insights.
“Zumper provides tenants and owners with an end-to-end rental experience unmatched in the industry and has become an invaluable resource and marketplace for tens of millions of people each year as they research the best ways to navigate. the complex rental market. . Darren said. “I am extremely honored to join the team at such a pivotal time as we strive to make Zumper a focused brand that serves our customers and their communities even more meaningfully.
Most recently, Darren was President, Marketing and Sales Director at London-based Elvie, where he was instrumental in building the brand from a start-up to one of the women’s health tech companies. the most dynamic and exciting in the world. During her tenure Elvie won several marketing awards including Top 30 Breakthrough Brands from Interbrand and Elvie Pump was chosen as Time Magazine’s Best Invention of 2019 because it disrupted the outdated category of breast pumps. At Elvie, Darren also helped raise $ 42 million in venture capital, the largest ever for a female tech brand.
Previously, Darren held several senior marketing and general management roles at Apple, L’Oréal, P&G, Paramount Pictures and Babylon Health. At Apple, Darren was Director of Europe for iTunes, where he oversaw operations in 38 countries from 2013 to 2016.
Darren has an MBA in Marketing and Finance and plans to move from London to California later this year.
About Zumper, Inc.
Zumper aims to make renting an apartment as easy as booking a hotel. With 14 million visits each month, Zumper’s free online and mobile rental search marketplace has grown into the largest startup in the industry. San Francisco-based Zumper has 200 employees across the United States and acquired PadMapper in 2016. The company has raised a total of $ 140 million in funding from investors such as e.ventures, Greycroft, Dawn Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Goodwater Capital, Axel Springer, Stereo Capital, The Blackstone Group, Breyer Capital, Foxhaven Asset Management, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock, NEA, CrunchFund, xfund, Divco West, MMC Technology Ventures, Scott Cook and the DeWilde Family Trust.
Do you want to join the Zumper team? Check out the vacancies here: https://www.zumper.com/jobs.