Yodle is a leading provider of online marketing solutions for local and networked businesses. Our platform provides our customers with a desktop, mobile, web and social presence, and also automates, manages and optimizes their marketing activities and other consumer interactions. Yodle helps 45,000+ local businesses across 250+ industries find and keep their customers simply and profitably. Yodle has more than 1,200 employees across five offices, is currently #9 on Forbes’ list of America's Most Promising Companies, and has been recognized as a best place to work by numerous organizations.
- Industry: Advertising & Marketing
- Year Started: 2005
- Organization Type: For-Profit
- # of Employees: 1156 ( as of Dec 31, 2013)
Co-founder, VP of Sales Operations
In 2005, Ben Rubenstein partnered with Nathaniel Stevens and John Berkowitz to co-found Yodle and help small businesses grow through local online marketing. Ben helped lead the first round of venture capital financing and initiated both the Feet on the Street and Tele-sales models. An instrumental leader, Ben plays a key role in Yodle’s sales strategy as its Vice President of Sales Operations. In 2013, Ben was named to Inc. Magazine’s Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30. Ben graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied History, International Relations and Latin American Studies. Yodle is ranked #9 on the 2014 Forbes list of America’s most promising companies and has won multiple awards for its business growth, job creation, technology innovation, and workplace and culture.
- Age: 33
Co-founder, VP and Head of Yodle for Brand Networks Business Development/Strategy
As Vice President and Head of Business Development/Strategy, John is responsible for increasing the number of franchise, dealer/manufacturer and multi-location networks that are using Yodle's local online marketing solutions. In this role, John manages strategic partnerships, go-to-market strategies and business development. In 2005, John partnered with Nathaniel Stevens and Ben Rubenstein to co-found Yodle, and has played a crucial role in the company. John also serves on the board of CASA of Travis County, a children's advocacy organization in Austin, TX, and sits on the board of several young companies as an entrepreneurial advisor. Yodle is ranked #9 on the 2014 Forbes list of America’s most promising companies and has won multiple awards for its business growth, job creation, technology innovation, and workplace and culture.
- Age: 34