VENTURA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2015 — iRent Inc., the premier real estate marketplace for home and apartment rentals, announced today the appointment of Michael W. Walsh to its Advisory Board.
Mr. Walsh joins iRent with over 30 years of experience in private equity and finance. Mr. Walsh recently served as Chief Financial Officer and General Partner at Gridiron Capital, where he raised $750 million in capital, acquired 15 platform companies and 26 add-on’s — across manufacturing, services and specialty consumer industries. Prior to Gridiron Capital, Mr. Walsh served in Treasury and Financial Executive roles at Cadbury Schweppes, Plc. The addition of Mike Walsh signifies iRent’s ongoing commitment to outstanding leadership and growth.
“I’m excited to join this rapidly growing company. iRent is taking a unique approach to solving key industry problems,” said Mike Walsh. “I look forward to helping them navigate the process of raising capital and to assist in developing a path to sustainable revenue and growth.”
iRent Founder and CEO, Matthew B. Foster stated “Mike has joined us at a critical time. We’re growing both sides of our marketplace and gaining a lot of investor interest through sites like CrunchBase and Angel List. His influence will be important in helping us to select the right financial partners and in helping us scale our platform nationally.”
iRent is a rental property marketplace where managers, owners and renters can connect in a secure, trusted environment. On iRent, anyone can sign up and list or search rental properties for free. Launched in 2015, iRent is the simplest way to rent or lease real estate — online or from a mobile device.