In November of 2013, I got an email from a Rapid7 Talent Scout saying she thought I'd be a great fit for a “unique opportunity” they had. It had many of the same elements as other recruiting emails you receive and promptly ignore. I didn't ignore it, however, despite the fact that I actually loved my current job, boss, and co-workers.
Maybe it's because her email was well-written and hinted at something big that was coming soon from Rapid7 (but forced me to take a call with her learn more). Maybe it's because, working in Boston, I knew Rapid7 was always ranked as a “Top Place to Work” every year. Maybe it's because, working in the cybersecurity industry for many years, I knew Rapid7 was the rare combination of well-established but still enjoying hyper-growth – and considered one of the “cool kids” in a cybersecurity market that's exploding (projected to be $170b by 2020).
I'm not sure of the exact reason why I took the initial call to learn more, but I can tell you exactly why I took the job; I've never met so many smart, competitive, well-qualified, and fun-loving leaders as I did during my interview process.
The fact that I was going to be on the team that would become the tip of the spear for the most important thing Rapid7 was working on – entering a new market within security which is projected to become 60% of the average company's security spend – was icing on the cake.
Three years later, we're a real force in this critical emerging market within cybersecurity – Incident Detection and Response. We're already seeing massive growth, yet we've only begun. The plan is to build on our early successes and amplify it, in large part by making major investments in people.
How often do you find a startup that's growing within an extremely well-funded and established company? Somewhere between hardly ever and never. Enjoying the benefits of startup culture and earnings without the risk is rare indeed.
If you want to be a part of this truly “unique opportunity,” please feel free to reach out to me!
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