Californian home services marketplace Redbeacon.com has appointed Anthony Rodio as CEO. The company is backed by venture capital firms Mayfield Fund and Venrock. Before joining Redbeacon.com, Rodio was chief operating officer of Support.com‘s software business. Prior to Support.com, he held senior positions at SideStep (acquired by Kayak in 2007), StubHub (acquired by eBay in 2007), Microsoft, and Amazon.com. He spent the early part of his career at Bank of America and Procter & Gamble.
Redbeacon.com — where the best professionals bid against each other to service your home maintenance, repair, and renovation needs — announces the appointment of Support.com’s (nasd:SPRT) Anthony Rodio as Chief Executive Officer.
“I’m excited to join the founding team of Google veterans,” said Rodio, “to help homeowners maintain what’s often their most precious asset. With our new service guarantee covering pre-screened house cleaners, plumbers, handymen, painters, roofers, and other pros, Redbeacon eliminates the pain of research and price-haggling in finding the right service provider. Redbeacon is also helping quality small businesses attract much-needed customers.”
After taking the grand prize at the TechCrunch50 Conference with its September 2009 Bay Area launch, Redbeacon has been on a roll, launching in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Seattle, and Houston this year alone. Co-Founder Yaron Binur says, “I expect Redbeacon will quickly expand to all other major metropolitan areas under Anthony’s leadership, because his wealth of experience will help continue to scale the company. It is a real coup to welcome Anthony to our team.”
“Anthony just built Support.com into a 1,000-employee company, making him the perfect fit for Redbeacon at this exciting stage,” added Ben Nelson, Redbeacon’s chairman of the board. “We were looking for someone with deep expertise in marketplace business models who can successfully scale our exponentially-growing online consumer business. Anthony is exactly the proven leader we set out to find when we began our CEO search.”
Before joining Redbeacon, Rodio was responsible for Support.com’s software business and day-to-day operations as its Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Support.com, he held senior positions at SideStep (acquired by Kayak in 2007), StubHub (acquired by eBay in 2007), Microsoft, and Amazon.com. He spent the early part of his career at Bank of America and Procter & Gamble.
About Redbeacon Redbeacon.com takes a revolutionary new approach to finding home services online without hours of reputation research and tedious price comparisons. Redbeacon’s thousands of qualified local service professionals bid against each other to help homeowners maintain and build upon the value of their precious asset. Its innovative solution uses a proprietary algorithm incorporating even the consumer’s own Facebook social graph to recommend professionals. Founded by seasoned Internet veterans from Google, Redbeacon launched and took the top prize at the prestigious TechCrunch50 Conference in September 2009, and is funded by venture capital firms Mayfield Fund and Venrock.