“The team at Closely is addressing a universal challenge for marketing tech providers and that is simply that no one is getting the attention of the SMBs”

- Joe Zell, Grotech Ventures

We’re a team of industry pioneers creating more intelligent ways for businesses to connect.

Founded and backed by some of the brightest minds in local, the Closely team is building better ways to help small business sort through endless digital marketing options and discover best-of-breed solutions tailored for them.

Our flagship product, Perch, is an example of our focus on smarter marketing built from better data. Easy to use every day, Perch helps thousands of small business owners stay on top of their customers and their competition.

By providing better insight into local data and offering useful ways to improve their marketing, it’s no wonder Perch is getting noticed, downloaded, and used by more and more businesses every day.

At Closely, deep local data is at the heart of who we are.

Our Team

The Closely team hails from innovative companies like Mapquest, Jabber, Netscape, Quark, ReadyTalk and Local Matters.

Perry Evans

Founder & CEO

Perry Evans

Founder & CEO

Perry's passion and deep experience in local technology is the core of the Closely team.

Christopher Lamey

VP Engineering

Christopher Lamey

VP Engineering

Christopher loves to deliver great software and build world-class teams. We call him Topher.

Anke Heckhoff

VP Customer Operations & Marketing

Anke Heckhoff

VP Customer Operations & Marketing

Anke knows where to find our best customers and keeps us focused on the right message.

Brian Erickson

Product Management Director

Brian Erickson

Product Management Director

Brian's dedication to product, scheduling and detail is why Perch leaves the building.

Jeff Davenport

Product Experience Director

Jeff Davenport

Product Experience Director

Jeff approaches product design with a zeal usually reserved for Liza Minnelli fans.

Dara Pieper

Designer

Dara Pieper

Designer

A lover of to-do lists, motorcycles and meticulous, forward-thinking design.

Shaina Jordan

Data Analysis Manager

Shaina Jordan

Data Analysis Manager

Shaina's obsession with analytics keeps us moving in the right direction. Professional weightlifter.

Madeline Evans

Customer Experience Specialist

Madeline Evans

Customer Experience Specialist

On the front lines of customer response and communication.

John Van Etten

Senior Software Engineer

John Van Etten

Senior Software Engineer

John's senior experience is proven weekly as he wins every office arcade tournament.

Jeremy Vinding

Software Architect

Jeremy Vinding

Software Architect

Jeremy's love of coding comes in at a close second to his love of Firefly.

Aric Walker

Senior Software Engineer

Aric Walker

Senior Software Engineer

Aric finds solutions to all our problems before we know it. Owner of Henry, dog extraordinaire.

Will Mitchell

Software Engineer

Will Mitchell

Software Engineer

Go-getter. Obsessed with all things tech. We can't keep him busy enough.

Closely has been funded by a world class group of seed investors that deeply understand our market space.

Comcast Ventures

Michael Yang

CNF Investments

Joe Del Guercio

Grotech Ventures

Joe Zell

Steadfast Venture Capital

Dave Ambrose

Rick Blair

Former CEO, Examiner.com and former executive, AOL Digital Cities

Jim Davidson

Former VP, AOL Web Services and CTO of AOL Digital Cities

Christian Gheorghe

Founder/CEO of Tidemark, former EIR Greylock

Richard Gingras

Head, Google News + Social Products

Don Hutchison

Angel Investor and former senior executive with Excite and Netcom

John Kelsey

Chairman and founder, BIA Kelsey Group

Glenn Morey

Founder, The Morey Group, co-founder and CMO, Vehix.com

Patrick Marshall

Former HIBU CMO and President, SuperPages.com

Chris Onan

Co-founder and Senior Partner, Galvanize.it Ventures

Davis Pell

Angel Investor and Founder, Rollyo and Addictomatic

Bob Smith

Former GM AOL Local, CEO Brighthub

Antoine Toffa

Founder & CEO, Trip.com

Kendal Fargo

Former GM, Small Business Marketing Tools, Intuit and CEO of Rewarder.com

Mueller Verlag

Leading international online media holding company, led by Michael Oschmann

Brent Handler

Founder/CEO, Inspirato, Co-founder Exclusive Resorts

Gary Shaw

Former HIBU Global CIO

Doug Meeker

Angel Investor, former AOL local executive

Joe Walsh

Former CEO/founder, HIBU USA, Yellowbook