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. Mike Wilson joined the company in 2013 as CEO to lead the company’s commercial expansion and overall enterprise growth. 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.
Mike joined Goodzer in 2013 and has extensive experience in digital leadership as well as a track record of successfully driving early to mature stage growth, including as the former VP of Global Business Development at PriceGrabber.com and the VP & GM of Digital Media at Yellowbook.com. When Mike takes a break from the many hours spent growing and grooming Goodzer, he can be found travelling, surfing and trying to keep up with his two teenage daughters.
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.
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. In his free time, Artem enjoys exploring different cities and the outdoors.