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We’re passionate about local search, software and helping our customers grow their businesses

The Team

We started with 2 people, 1 shared dream and a lot of coffee. Just look where we are now!

  • Myles Anderson Myles Anderson

    Founder & CEO

    Lewes, UK

    I love working with small business owners & local SEOs. They are such passionate and committed people that it makes everyday challenging & rewarding.
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  • Ed Eliot

    Founder & CTO

    London, UK

    Ed oversees technical operations. He built our first two tools and the basics of our admin panel. Ed brings 15 years of development experience to BrightLocal.
  • Sophie Kemp Alison McSorley

    Operations Manager

    Lewes, UK

    Alison ensures that BrightLocal runs smoothly behind the scenes with the management of all billing & invoicing.
  • Edita Kulipaviciute Edita Kulipaviciute

    Senior Project Manager

    Lewes, UK

    Edita is both product manager & project manager wrapped into one! She manages our production process from design & planning right through to testing & release of new features.
  • Ross Marchant Ross Marchant

    Marketing Manager

    Lewes, UK

    Ross is the Marketing Manager for BrightLocal. With 9 years SEO & content experience, Ross spearheads our marketing & CRM initiatives which focus heavily on creating useful & informative content.
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  • Mathew Coghlan

    Customer Service Manager

    Lewes, UK

    Mathew runs our Customer Support team. He ensures that all customers, large & small, receive the very best support and get the most out of using BrightLocal.
  • Renier Alfeche Renier Alfeche

    Head of Submissions

    Philippines

    Renier heads up our 40-man Citation team in the Philippines. He joined BrightLocal in 2009 and has been a huge part of our growth & success.
  • Joseph Jacinto Joseph Jacinto

    Lead Submissions Manager

    Philippines

    Joe oversees our citation submissions. He manages our ever growing team and ensures the speedy distribution of tasks & the in-depth QA tests which all completed campaigns must pass.
  • Susan Guinto Susan Guinto

    Customer Support Agent

    Philippines

    Susan is the newest addition to our customer support team. She has spent years working for one of the largest software companies in the world and has excellent chat & email support skills.
  • Mike Wilson Mike Wilson

    Customer Support Agent

    Lewes, UK

    Mike looks after our sizeable US customer base providing excellent email & chat support. Mike is also our ‘trainer in chief’ & runs our free training workshops.
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  • Dougal Crowder Dougal Crowder

    Designer

    Lewes, UK

    Dougal is our in-house designer, helping us to keep the BrightLocal website & application looking great & evolving with the times.
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  • Dmytro Vovk Dmytro Vovk

    Development Team Lead

    Kiev, Ukraine

    Dmitry leads our Kiev team. He is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled developer with over 15 years front-end and back-development experience.
  • Artem Navoiev

    Senior Developer

    Kiev, Ukraine

    Artem is a leading light in our development team. He combines high skill level with fresh thinking & a positive attitude. He also has great hair.
  • Serioga Ivasenko Serioga Ivasenko

    Senior Developer

    Kiev, Ukraine

    Serioga is a very experienced developer and leads 1 of our development teams. He has responsibility for a number of core services which form the backbone of BrightLocal.
  • Sergey Kudryashov Sergey Kudryashov

    Developer

    Kiev, Ukraine

    Sergey (known as 'SK') is a key member of our development team and handles a range of projects, both front-end & back-end.
  • Juliya Gorokhova Juliya Gorokhova

    QA Specialist

    Kiev, Ukraine

    Juliya is a highly skilled QA-engineer. She manages our manual & automated testing processes which ensures the ongoing quality of the BrightLocal app.
  • Dmitry Maltsev Dmitry Maltsev

    Developer

    Kiev, Ukraine

    Dmitry is the newest member of our team. With over 10 years of diverse development experience he brings fresh skills & perspective to the team.
  • Eugenia Miroshko Eugenia Miroshko

    Front-End Developer

    Kiev, Ukraine

    Jane has a real passion for Javascript & Front-end coding. She works on both our corporate site & application to make sure it looks great & works even better.
  • Alexandr Oliinyk Alexandr Oliinyk

    Developer

    Kiev, Ukraine

    Alex is thoroughbred developer who combines smart thinking with a great work ethic. We can throw anything at Alex and know that he'll do a great job.
  • Alexander Narozhny Alexander Narozhny

    Developer

    Kiev, Ukraine

    Alex focuses on our Citation & NAP services/APIs. He helps ensure the data accuracy of these services & the rollout to new countries.

Your Outsource Citation Specialists

CitationBurst Team

CitationBurst Team Chilling at the Dahilayan Park, Mindanao

We have 35 agents & 8 managers in our Citation submission team. Based in the BrightLocal office in Mindanao, Philippines, the team are dedicated to delivering high quality citation campaigns each month. These superstar submitters complete over 2,000 campaigns, delivering over 40,000 submissions for our customers every month.

Jobs

We are always looking for talented people. If you would be interested in working with us, please Contact Us

Locations

Lewes, UK

BrightLocal HQ is located in Lewes, a historic town close to Brighton. This is the nerve center of our operation and where the big decisions get made.

BrightLocal
The Old Candlemakers
West St, Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 2NZ

Kiev, UA

Kiev houses the BrightLocal development team. Kiev is the capital and largest city of Ukraine and where the 'heavy-lifting' work gets done!

BrightLocal
8 Strutinskogo street
Kiev
Ukraine

Valencia, PH

Valencia City is where our Citation team are located. Our modern office is centrally located with super-fast broadband and houses a dedicated team of citation experts.

Company History

BrightLocal was founded in 2009 by Ed Eliot & Myles Anderson.

Having spent 10+ years working for large media & internet businesses we wanted a change & relished the chance to use our knowledge to help local businesses grow through effective use of search marketing.

BrightLocal started out as a search agency providing local search services to a range of local businesses in & around London (UK). However, we soon ran into issues as we tried to grow the business and take on more customers.

We felt swamped by the scale of daily tasks facing our team. We needed to automate repetitive tasks such as running audits, tracking rankings, identifying citations, submitting to local directories & monitoring reviews. We looked around to find specialist tools to help us but we couldn’t find any. Sure there were lots of general SEO tools but none which focused on the needs of local businesses & local agencies.

So, we decided to build them for ourselves. Then we showed them to a number of friendly SEOs in our network and the response was unanimous “awesome…can i use them too!”

And so the BrightLocal toolset was born.

Since then we have grown to 58 dedicated staff in 3 unique countries serving more than 20,000 amazing customers world-wide.

And the journey has only just started.

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