NEW YORK, July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Yext, the global location data management leader, today announced it has opened a Chicago office to accommodate the continued growth of its customer base in the Midwest.
Yext's new office, located at 500 W. Madison, will serve as a hub for the company's expanding customer base, increase local support for current users, and accelerate the development of partnership opportunities.
"Chicago is home to some of the world's most influential brands and extraordinary talent. Naturally, we're very excited to be setting up a base of operations here," said Howard Lerman, Yext Co-Founder & CEO. "This new office will provide our Midwestern customers and agency partners with more personalized support — helping them and their customers to go places."
Yext's announcement of the Chicago office comes on the heels of its recent release of Yext For Healthcare, a location management solution tailored to the unique needs of the healthcare industry. The company has also rounded out the executive team in the past year including CFO Steve Cakebread (Salesforce, Pandora), CMO Jeffrey K. Rohrs (Salesforce, ExactTarget), CPO Brian "Skip" Schipper (Twitter), EVP of Strategy Marc Ferrentino (Nomi, Salesforce), and EVP of Partner & SMB Jonathan Cherins (TravelClick).
Yext's Chicago operation currently employs over 15 location data management experts, who join the growing team of over 500 employees located around the world. Yext is headquartered in New York City, and has offices in Tysons Corner, VA; Dallas, TX; and London, England.
Yext is the global location data management leader, and our mission is to help people go places. The award-winning Yext Location Management Platform enables companies of all sizes to manage location data across their websites, mobile apps, internal systems, and the industry's largest ecosystem of maps, apps, social networks, directories, and search engines including Google, Apple, Facebook, Bing, and Yahoo. Our products enable the world's 50 million businesses to drive face-to-face and digital interactions that boost brand awareness, drive foot traffic, and increase sales.
Based in the heart of New York City with a growing team of over 500 employees worldwide, Yext has been recognized as one of America's fastest growing companies by the Inc. 500 (#212 in 2015), one of Forbes Most Promising Companies (2014 & 2015) and one of Fortune's Best Places to Work (2014 & 2015).