About Us

At Closely, we combine deep domain experience with the spirits of entrepreneurship and agility to build creative solutions to real-world problems.

We’re a collaborative group with deep technical and business chops in local search, small business marketing, and scalable open technologies. With experience in companies as diverse as Quark, Jabber, Tendril Networks, Double Encore, Verio, Requisite Technologies, Effective UI, 24/7 Real Media, MapQuest and Datalogix, the Closely team brings a unique perspective to this fast-changing market.

Our Team

Our founder’s background seems custom made for leading Closely. As the founding executive behind the formation and growth of MapQuest, Jabber and Local Matters, Perry is one of the most experienced and respected product and business executives across local search, real-time messaging and LBS.

Our leadership in architecture and platforms benefits from Tom's diverse base of experience across automated trading systems, geo-based services and smart energy platforms. Tom’s background encompasses leading architecture and platform development organizations at Tendril Networks, Jabber, and Digital Globe alongside complex projects with Ford Motors, Goldman Sachs, Boeing and Citibank.

Managing agile development with a deeply experienced smart team is second nature to our VP, Engineering. Darin joins Closely with five years as head of engineering at Local Matters, where he led the teams managing the complexities of scaled local search, SEM integration and small business ad technologies for several large global local media clients.

Small business digital marketing is in Anke's blood! From early marketing management experience at Quark to GM of local media publishing at Local Matters to managing SMB channels at Verio, Anke combines a deep understanding of the unique challenges of local marketing with a passion for simplicity and excellence in customer service.

Closely also has trained and supports a network of experienced advisory professionals that help with small business on-boarding and support for our products.

Join The Team

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