Why did you choose Yext? What’s keeping you here?
I was lucky enough to be graduating from MIT at the same time Yext was looking for its first-ever class of software engineering college hires. A couple of fortuitous coincidences put Yext on my radar, and then Howard's magnetic pitch, plus the unique energy of the people and the office (back then a single floor in Chelsea Market about the size of our NYC cafeteria today!) reeled me in. Ironically, less than a year later, we were already pivoting away from the specific product Howard originally pitched us on. But the vision that he had to build a big, important tech company here in NYC helping businesses connect with their customers remains at Yext's core to this day. And in a testament to how central people are to our culture, the team has continued to be amazing, even as we've grown from less than 100 to almost 1,500 teammates.