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Pete Flint steps away from Zillow-Trulia

The founder and ex-CEO of Trulia plans to take some time off

June 02, 2015 09:45AM
By Tess Hofmann

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Pete Flint

Pete Flint

From the New York website: Pete Flint, the founder and former CEO of listings service company Trulia, is stepping away from Zillow-Trulia and taking time off to ponder his next move, according to a company-wide email reviewed by The Real Deal.

“Exactly 10 years ago, Trulia was incorporated. It’s been a pretty amazing decade with fantastic support and hard work from so many people. With this anniversary, it’s time to repot and move communications to my gmail address at [redacted] and I will no longer be using my address,” he wrote in the email. “I’ll be taking some time off for travel and family time, before figuring out what’s next.”

Flint stepped down from his operating role at the company in February when Zillow completed its $2.5 billion acquisition of rival Trulia. Paul Levine, the former chief operating officer of Trulia, was named president at the time.

In a statement further clarifying, Flint confirmed that he will be removing himself from a day-to-day role in the office.

“Yes, today is my last day in an operating role after the transition period post the merger with Zillow that closed in Feb. I’m now moving into a role on the Zillow Group Board of Directors where I will continue to advise, help and cheerlead the Trulia and Zillow teams,” he wrote.

In addition to spending time with his family, he said that he will “continue to advise entrepreneurs and invest in technology companies before figuring out what I commit to full time.”

Flint, a native of Essex in England, came up with the idea for Trulia while pursuing his MBA at Stanford University, and incorporated the company in 2005, eventually growing it into one of the leading real estate listing service companies in the U.S. Trulia went public in 2012.

Zillow-Trulia is led by CEO Spencer Rascoff.