Yodle connects consumers to local businesses simply and cost-effectively. The combination of automated technology and comprehensive customer support makes Yodle easy to use. Yodle’s offering is also ROI-driven: local businesses set a budget for which they receive calls and emails from qualified consumers. Today, Yodle delivers results for more than 30,000 local businesses. To do so, Yodle establishes a comprehensive desktop and mobile web presence, implements unique SEO techniques that support a “first-page guarantee”, and deploys proprietary paid search technology that dynamically optimizes online media buys across multiple desktop and mobile outlets. Yodle’s solution also includes display advertising, review/offer management and a simple performance dashboard. Yodle’s competitive advantage is derived from the sheer scale of its local performance data across multiple industries. Yodle is ranked #26 in the Forbes list of America’s most promising companies.

  • Industry: Advertising & Marketing
  • Year Started: 2005
  • Organization Type: For-Profit
  • # of Employees: 779 ( as of Jan 1, 2012)

Ben Rubenstein

Ben Rubenstein co-founded Yodle.com, the nations largest and fastest growing local online advertising company that helps local businesses get found through online marketing. He serves as the Vice President of Sales Operations and has been with Yodle for the last seven and a half years. During his tenure with Yodle, Ben has been instrumental to the company’s explosive growth. Ben helped lead the first round of venture capital financing, initiated both the Feet on the Street and Tele-sales models, started the Yodle offices in Philadelphia, New York City, and currently manages the sales teams in New York, Boston, Austin and Charlotte. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Ben enjoys the outdoors, playing sports, and hiking. Ben is also an avid traveler frequenting countries like Argentina, Nicaragua and Indonesia.

  • Age: 34
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian

John Berkowitz

In 2005, John Berkowitz partnered with Nathaniel Stevens and Ben Rubenstein to co-found Yodle. Berkowitz has played a crucial role in the growth of the company. He has held many roles throughout his seven years with the organization including sales development, training, managing client relationships, opening Yodle’s first two regional offices, and most recently launching and leading the National Accounts department and YodleFranchise. Under John’s leadership the National Accounts department has become the fastest growing division at Yodle, partnering with over 150 multi-location, national, and franchise brands.

  • Age: 35
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian