About us

Company Overview

Since its inception in 2010, Goodzer has been dedicated to one thing: simplicity through automation. By automating historically manual and cumbersome processes, Goodzer delivers local customers to local businesses, with unmatched speed, efficiency, transparency and quality. Using its unprecedented technology, Goodzer gathers rich, detailed information about local business’s products and services, which is then used to transform nearby consumers into informed, ready-to-buy customers for local merchants. Goodzer offers two ways for local businesses to reach these local customers: through a free Service Menu distribution service and through conversion-focused Performance advertising.

Goodzer was founded in April 2010 by co-founders Dmitry Pakhomkin and Artem Zarutskiy, who developed the core, proprietary Goodzer AI technology that produced the largest local product database and services in the US, which now includes over 2.5 million business locations. Based in Reston, Virginia, the rapidly-growing Goodzer team has since commercialized and unleashed its data-driven solutions, which allows over 30,000 local businesses to reach over 200M users per month and serves as the industry’s #1 automated local marketing platform for local businesses.

Executive 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.