Meet the leaders at Yext
The leadership team at Yext is a mixture of folks who have known each other from high school and newcomers added as we scale the platform to Enterprise, Partner, and beyond. This central team is responsible for setting the strategy and structure for the company as we grow.
Co-Founder & CEO
Howard Lerman founded Yext in 2006 with a single goal: to build an impactful, great company with super talented people. Along the way, Yext has re-invented three industries: pay-per-call advertising, business listings synchronization, and today, the local marketing cloud. With over 250 amazingly talented employees serving over 200,000 customers, Yext is on its way to realizing Howard’s original vision.
Yext is Howard’s fourth software company. Howard is also Co-Founder and Chairman of Confide, a leading off-the-record messaging service.
Howard is a proud graduate of TJHSST and barely graduated from Duke University.
Co-Founder & President
Brian Distelburger has extensive experience with startups and publicly traded companies in the online media and database marketing space. Brian believes Yext will revolutionize the way consumers connect with local businesses and looks forward to the continued challenge of building a great company.
Brian is a graduate of Cornell University.
Tom serves as Yext's Chief Operating Officer, supervising engineering, operations, and development of the company's product portfolio. Prior to joining Yext, Tom co-founded justatip.com and was CEO and co-founder of Intwine.
Tom graduated with highest honors from Princeton University with a degree in philosophy.
Sean MacIsaac serves as Yext's Chief Technology Officer. Sean was co-founder and CTO of Intwine, a software consulting company that he helped grow prior to completing its sale to Datran Media. After the acquisition, Sean was promoted to CIO of Datran, where his team supported the development and operations of Datran's core technology platform.
Sean graduated with honors from Princeton University with a bachelor's in computer science.
Alok Bhushan is a senior finance executive with years of experience running financial operations at rapidly growing technology companies. He served as the CFO of Intwine and helped to complete its sale to Datran Media. Prior to joining Yext, he spent several years on Wall Street in index arbitrage and quantitative finance.
Alok graduated with high honors from Harvard University with a bachelor's in economics and a master's in computer science.
EVP Sales & Services
Wendi has spent the last twenty years working in the tech, media and internet space. She is currently the EVP of Sales and Services at Yext. Prior to her role at Yext, she held executive positions at Oracle, Gartner, Right Media and Yahoo!, where she was Vice President of Account Management for North America.
Wendi serves on the Dailyworth.com and Student Transportation Inc. boards. She also serves as the Vice Chair of Step Up Women’s Network board. Wendi graduated from Georgia Tech and currently serves on the Georgia Tech Advisory Board. She was named 40 Women To Watch Over 40 in 2013.
Christian leads the partnerships and reseller division at Yext. With a background in creating and leading information and data companies, his focus is to help other businesses leverage the power of the Yext platform in their own strategies. Prior to joining Yext, Christian was the Chief Data Officer at Infogroup as well as the Global Head of Content Innovation at Thomson Reuters.
Christian holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida.