Yext is the global Digital Presence Management (DPM) leader, helping over 500,000 business locations manage their geodata and promotional content across 100+ map, app, search engine, and directory partners including Apple, Bing, Facebook, Foursquare, Yahoo, and Yelp.
Based in the heart of New York City with a growing team of 400 employees worldwide, Yext was named one of Forbes Most Promising Companies (2014 & 2015) as well as one of Fortune's Best Places to Work (2014). Yext's mission is to help deliver mobile customers to the doorstep of the world's 50 million business locations by putting perfect location information in the hand of every consumer.
GymTicket.com offered lead generation to local businesses.
Expanded across local verticals utilizing award-winning pay-per-call technology to help local businesses find high quality leads, including LocalVets.com, TVRepairman.com, and Chiroappointment.com
Launched PowerListings to help small businesses own and update their information on leading sites, maps and apps with one click.
The Enterprise team helps large multi-location businesses manage their location information online.
With "Turbo" updates businesses could update their information in real time, beating the industry standards.
Separated the pay-per-call business as Felix to focus entirely on PowerListings.
Yext sold Felix to IAC.
Howard declared that if the company reached 100,000 customers in 2012, he would cut his (very long) hair. We passed the goal and Howard, true to his word, cut his hair.
Moved from the 12,000 sq. ft. office in Chelsea Market to the 40,000 sq. ft. office in 1 Madison Avenue. The new office includes a Fun Room complete with custom poker table, and our first NAP pod.
PowerListings+ content lists (Bios, Calendars, Menus, Products/Services) to show customers why they should visit.
Continued to build the PowerListings Network by adding Facebook and Bing.
Yext received a number of prestigious accolades in 2014, appearing on lists including Forbes' Most Promising Companies, CNBC's Top 50 Tech Disruptors, Fortune's Best Small & Medium Places to Work, and Crain's Fast 50.
Introduced Pages, local landing pages for each location on owned and operated websites.
The Citrrus team joined Yext as our first acquisition and to lead our professional services department.
Launched the ability to suppress duplicate listings on 48 directory sites.
Launched PowerListings Global, the world's first global listings network, with 38 publishers including native networks in Germany, the UK, and Canada.
Acquired European Digital Presence Management Company, InnerBalloons, to accelerate international expansion.
Howard Lerman founded Yext in 2006 with a single goal: to build an impactful, great company with super talented people.
Howard is a proud graduate of TJHSST and barely graduated from Duke University.
Brian is Co-Founder and President of Yext, and also serves as a member of the Board of Directors.
Brian also sits on the Board of Directors of Food Genius and the Cornell Entrepreneurship Advisory Council, and advises several NYC Tech startups.
Brian attended Cornell University and graduated without distinction.
Wendi has spent the last twenty years working in the tech, media and internet space.
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.
Tom serves as Yext's Chief Operating Officer, supervising engineering, operations, and development of the company's product portfolio.
Tom graduated with highest honors from Princeton University with a degree in philosophy.
Steven Cakebread serves as Yext's Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for Yext's global financial operations.
Steve has served as a senior financial executive at rapidly growing technology companies for the past four decades.
Steve holds a BS in business from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from Indiana University.
Jeffrey K. Rohrs serves as CMO of Yext and leads all global brand, enterprise, and partner marketing initiatives.
Jeff's first book, AUDIENCE: Marketing in the Age of Subscribers, Fans and Followers (Wiley 2014), has been lauded by marketers and executives alike as a must-read for those interested in the rise of proprietary audience development as a core marketing responsibility.
Robin Allenson serves as Yext's SVP of European Partnerships, supervising business development, engineering, operations and account management to integrate and support European partners. Robin founded InnerBalloons, a leading European digital presence management company, which was acquired by Yext in 2014.
Robin Allenson graduated from Edinburgh University with a BSc in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence.
Alok Bhushan is a senior finance executive with years of experience running financial operations at rapidly growing technology companies.
Alok graduated with high honors from Harvard University with a bachelor's in economics and a master's in computer science.
Daphne Earp is the Vice President of Business Development at Yext. Daphne joined Yext in 2010 as a founding member of the PowerListings business.
Daphne graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering.
Michelle Garcia serves as Yext's General Counsel and is responsible for overseeing Yext's legal affairs worldwide.
Michelle graduated from Duke University and Yale Law School.
Lindsay Grenawalt is Vice President, People Operations managing all staffing and recruiting teams at Yext.
Lindsay holds a BA in Sociology and a minor in Education from the University of California, Berkeley.
Jonathan Kennell is the Vice President of Product Management at Yext.
Jonathan graduated from MIT with a degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
Jason LaFollette leads Yext's consulting team and manages its Washington, DC-area office.
Jason graduated with high distinction from the University of Virginia with a degree in Computer Science.
Sean MacIsaac serves as Yext's Chief Technology Officer.
Sean graduated with honors from Princeton University with a bachelor's in computer science.
Temy Mancusi-Ungaro serves as Yext's SVP of Operations, overseeing the fulfillment of Yext's products to our customers.
Temy holds a degree in Economics from Yale University.
Christian leads the partnerships and reseller division at Yext.
Christian holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida.