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.
When you're innovating in an existing market, it's crucial more than ever to build a minimum "lovable" product
There's something very special about the early years. And it kind of breaks my heart to think that you have so much potential put into a system that doesn't make the most of it.
As an entrepreneur, you have to find the customer that is willing to push the envelope and truly, truly wants to make a change. You need to find the first mover, because in a category like health care, not every hospital or health system will be that innovative