Team

Howard Lerman

Howard Lerman

Co-Founder & Chairman

Howard is a five-time entrepreneur and current CEO of Yext, the leader in local business data with over 200,000 customers and 200 employees. His previous ventures all went on to successful exits including the sale of Felix to IAC in 2012. Aside from messages, things Howard would like to see disappear: Documents, traffic, nearly all the email I’ve ever sent.
Jon Brod

Jon Brod

Co-Founder & President

Jon is a three-time entrepreneur with 20+ years experience as a senior executive with media and technology companies, both at the start-up and Fortune 500 levels. Jon has held executive roles at companies such as the NBA, IAC and AOL. Aside from messages, things Jon would like to see disappear: Bathroom attendants, extra-point attempts, twerking.
Rich Hong

Rich Hong

Co-Founder & CTO

Rich was an engineering team lead at Yext. He drove development of Yext’s core products (including PowerListings) and infrastructure, as well as built the original Yext iPhone app. Rich graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a degree in Computer Science. Aside from messages, things Rich would like to see disappear: Fortune cookie, Fahrenheit, Fax.
Jeff Grossman

Jeff Grossman

Co-Founder & CPO

Jeff was a Lead Mobile Engineer at Yext. Prior to that, he worked at Apple and built the Flixster iPhone app, which generated over 25 million downloads. Jeff graduated with a Computer Science degree from Carnegie Mellon. Aside from messages, things Jeff would like to see disappear: non-Retina displays, airport delays, bagpipes.

Investors

Our investors include:
  • WGI
  • Google Ventures
  • FirstRound Capital
  • SV Angel
  • Lerer Ventures
  • CrunchFund
  • Marker
  • Lakestar

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