About us

Goodzer makes local marketing simple using technology that delivers the most effective call advertising campaigns for businesses targeting local consumers.

Through our data aggregation AI technology, we have created the largest detailed local services and product data set in the US. That aggregation technology and data set, combined with our proprietary, highly targeted ad platform, is what really sets Goodzer apart from other local ad and lead gen companies and allows us to produce better value for our customers. Our local advertising products and data are used by small businesses, national companies with local footprints, agencies, and some of the largest online directories.

We are based in Reston, VA and our company was founded in April 2010 by Dmitry Pakhomkin and Artem Zarutskiy. Artem and Dmitry developed the AI technology that is at the core of Goodzer and first used it to create an easy-to-use local product mobile app for consumers. As the technology was further refined, the team later expanded and launched the efficient and leading advertising service for the local industry that now serves over 30,000 local businesses.

Team

Artem Zarutskiy, Co-founder and CEO

Artem is a computer scientist who specializes in artificial intelligence, data mining, and machine learning. He has spent several years leading software development projects in start-up companies.

Dmitry Pakhomkin, Co-founder and President

Dmitry has over 15 years of software engineering experience and led IT at Intrinsic Inc., which was later acquired by Cree Inc. for $50M. He also has extensive experience leading the design and development of information systems for a number of high-tech startups.

Lori Faunce, Head of Marketing

Lori served in digital product management for local businesses at hibu, Inc. (formerly Yellowbook) for several years. Prior to hibu, she led marketing and products for an education-focused digital start-up.

Brendan Daly, Head of Business Development

Brendan leads Goodzer’s partnership and strategic account efforts. He has over 5 years of experience developing and managing channel partnerships for digital advertising applications, and other industry specific SaaS applications. Brendan also has experience developing product and marketing strategies for start-up companies.

Alex Butler, Customer Success Manager

Prior to joining Goodzer, Alex worked in customer service roles at a number of prominent companies including Apple and Amazon. In each position, he focused on customer success and satisfaction, maximizing the value for clients.