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Episode Description

Howard Lerman, CEO and Co founder of Roam and Yext joins the show to talk about

  • Building Yext, pivoting after $20M in ARR, and replacing the Yellow Pages
  • Whether or not remote work is here to stay, the impact of the Zoom meeting boom, and the death of the recurring meeting with Roam.
  • The importance of founder stock and making employees founders.

Episode Transcript

Howard Lerman

CEO and Co Founder of Roam and Founder of Yext

Howard is the CEO and Co Founder of Roam, an all-in-one Cloud HQ designed to bring distributed companies together in one headquarters. Prior to founding Roam, Howard served as Founder & CEO of Yext (NYSE: YEXT) from 2006 until 2022, pioneering the both pay-per-call and business listings markets, leading the company from inception to IPO and beyond. From 2014 until 2021 Howard served as Founder & Chairman of Confide, a confidential messenger used by millions and sold to IAC in 2021. In 2002, Howard served as Founder & COO of Intwine until its sale in 2005. While in college, Howard founded and sold JustATip.com. Howard holds a degree in history from Duke University and attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.