Yodle, a leader in local online marketing, today announced that Eric Raab has been hired as Chief Information Officer
New York, NY - April 30, 2013 - Yodle, a leader in local online marketing, today announced that Eric Raab has been hired as Chief Information Officer and will join its executive management team.
In addition to supporting product development, Mr. Raab will lead initiatives that further scale Yodle's business while also building out the company's rapidly growing technology team.
brings over 25 years of leadership experience in telecommunications, software, and networks.
"Our industry leading technology and product offerings, and the networks they run on, are a critical source of competitive advantage for Yodle
," said Court Cunningham, CEO at Yodle
"As the new head of technology, Eric
will help take our innovative approach to the next level."
has a proven track record in taking technology products from concept to marketplace, and expanding technology teams.
Mr. Raab was most recently Chief Technology Officer at M5 Networks, acquired by Shoretel (NASDAQ: SHOR).
three years with the company, Mr. Raab
built out the infrastructure for a hosted VoIP and data product that services thousands of business customers.
Prior to that, Mr. Raab was Chief Technology Officer at Toktumi, a start-up VoIP company with an SMB customer base.
operational efforts helped the company grow by more than 2000% in less than a year.
Other notable positions that he
has held include CEO of AIG Telecom
, the first established trading desk for wholesale telephone minutes, and CTO at IDT Corporation
and Epana Networks
, which are both telecommunications carriers.
Mr. Raab received a BA in Physics and Mathematics from Columbia University, and a PhD in Atomic and Molecular Physics from MIT.
"I chose to join Yodle because it is on the cutting edge of meeting some of the most pressing needs that a small business owner has," said Eric Raab, CIO of Yodle.