NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Yext, the global Location Data Management leader, today announced that Ho Shin has joined the company's executive team as Executive Vice President and General Counsel.
Shin was most recently General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer of Millennial Media, where he helped guide the company through its international expansion, initial public offering, and follow-on offering through the company's sale to Verizon/Aol. Shin has also served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory on matters involving data privacy and integrity. Prior to that role, he was General Counsel of Advertising.com, where he participated in the acquisition and integration of numerous companies — negotiating and launching international joint ventures and other corporate counseling.
"At Yext we have huge ambitions and are building a company that will stand the test of time," said Howard Lerman, Yext Co-Founder & CEO. "Ho brings with him the broad legal experience we'll need to navigate the critical moments of change and growth ahead. We couldn't be more excited to add him as a foundational member of our executive team."
"Yext has brought together a really incredible group of people," said Shin. "Everyone this company works with, from employees to customers, is top notch. I'm excited to be joining this powerhouse executive team at such a critical time in the company's growth. I look forward to helping Yext continue to expand and chart new territory."
Shin received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University, and his B.S. from the University of Maryland. Shin began his career as a litigation associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington. He brings over 20 years of legal experience to Yext.
At Yext,our mission is to help people go places. The award-winning Yext Location Cloud 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 millions of 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 550 employees worldwide, Yext has been recognized as one of America's fastest growing companies by Inc. (2015 & 2016), one of Forbes Most Promising Companies (2014 & 2015) and one of Fortune's Best Places to Work (2014 & 2015).