We started with two people, one shared dream and a lot of coffee. Just look where we are now!
- Myles Anderson
Founder & CEO
Lewes, UKI love working with small business owners and local SEOs. They are such passionate and committed people that it makes every day challenging and rewarding. Google+
- Ed Eliot
Founder & CTO
London, UKEd 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.
- Alison McSorley
Lewes, UKAlison ensures that BrightLocal runs smoothly behind the scenes, with the management of all billing and invoicing.
- Edita Kulipaviciute
Senior Project Manager
Lewes, UKEdita is both product manager and project manager wrapped into one! She manages our production process from design & planning right through to testing & release of new features.
- Usman Barki
Lewes, UKUsman is a key member of our project manager team. He leads product & project management on Citation & NAP products. His eye for detail & communication skills make him perfect for this demanding role.
- Ross Marchant
Lewes, UKRoss is the Marketing Manager for BrightLocal. With 9 years of SEO and content experience, Ross spearheads our marketing & CRM initiatives which focus heavily on creating useful & informative content. Google+
- Sherry Bonelli
Local Search Evangelist
Cedar Rapids, IASherry is our Local Search Evangelist. She has 18+ years' Digital Marketing experience and has a Master's Degree in Internet Marketing. She works on research pieces and creates content for BrightLocal
- Mathew Coghlan
Head of Customer Success
Lewes, UKMatt runs our customer success team. Having worked in SEO since 2012, Matt’s BrightLocal journey began as a BrightLocal customer while working as an Account Manager at a digital marketing agency. Google+
- Ian Lloyd
Digital Account Executive
- Mike Wilson
Customer Success Agent
Lewes, UKWhat Mike doesn't know about BrightLocal probably isn't worth knowing! He's on hand to help all our US & Canadian customers with their questions. Find him on live chat or on a Live Demo. Book yourself in for a Live Demo today.
- Lauren Thomasson
Customer Success Agent
North Carolina, USALauren is the queen of 'live demos'! She's brilliant at walking our customers through our tools & reports so they get the best possible start on BrightLocal. Book yourself in for a Live Demo today.
- Brad Franklin
Customer Success Agent
Ventura, CABrad has more than 10 years of experience in digital marketing, with a major focus on local search since 2010 and is a valued member of our customer success team.
- Susan Guinto
Customer Success Agent
PhilippinesSusan has spent years working for one of the largest software companies in the world and has excellent chat & email support skills.
- Renier Alfeche
Head of Submissions
PhilippinesRenier 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
Lead Submissions Manager
PhilippinesJoe oversees our citation submissions. He manages our ever-growing team and ensures the speedy distribution of tasks and the in-depth QA tests which all completed campaigns must pass.
- Dougal Crowder
Lewes, UKDougal is our in-house designer, helping us to keep the BrightLocal website & application looking great & evolving with the times. dougal.co
- Dmytro Vovk
Head of Infrastructure
Kiev, UkraineDmitry leads our Kiev team. He is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled developer with over 15 years of front-end and back-end development experience.
- Dmitry Maltsev
Kiev, UkraineWith over 10 years of diverse development experience, Dmitry brings fresh skills and perspectives to the team.
- Serioga Ivasenko
Kiev, UkraineSerioga is a very experienced developer and leads one of our development teams. He has responsibility for a number of core services which form the backbone of BrightLocal.
- Anastasiia Rybalova
Kiev, UkraineAnastasiia is a back-end developer who focuses on different BrightLocal services, especially subscriptions and payments.
- Alexandr Oliinyk
Kiev, UkraineAlex is a 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.
- Anton Shevchuk
Kiev, UkraineAnton is a key member of our development team and handles a range of projects, both front-end & back-end.
- Ivan Prokopenko
Kiev, UkraineIvan is a leading light in our development team. He combines high skill level with fresh thinking & a positive attitude. He also has great hair.
- Alexander Narozhny
Kiev, UkraineAlex focuses on our Citation & NAP services/APIs. He helps ensure the data accuracy of these services & the rollout to new countries.
- Vitalii Harbulinskii
Kiev, UkraineVitalii is a key member of our infrastructure team. He also works with NAP and Citations services.
- Alex Maslakov
Kiev, UkraineAlex is a front-end developer who works with the UX/UI of internal tools.
- Dmitry Kozlov
- Eugeny Kutnyak
- Dmitry Honcharuk
Kiev, UkraineDmitry is a skilled and creative front-end developer.
He is always ready for new tasks and is unafraid of new challenges.
- Juliya Gorokhova
Kiev, UkraineJuliya is a highly skilled QA engineer. She manages our manual & automated testing processes which ensures the ongoing quality of the BrightLocal app.
- Alexandr Snisar
Kiev, UkraineAlexandr is a highly skilled QA engineer. He manages our manual & automated testing processes which ensure the ongoing quality of the BrightLocal app
- Alina Sharipova
Kiev, UkraineAlina is a certified QA engineer who manages and performs testing processes through all steps of Software Development Life Cycle to ensure that all features are high quality and meet requirements.
Your Outsource Citation Specialists
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.
Frontend PHP Developer
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.
The Old Candlemakers
West St, Lewes
Kiev houses the BrightLocal development team. Kiev is the capital and largest city of Ukraine and where the 'heavy-lifting' work gets done!
8 Bolsunovska street
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.
BrightLocal was founded in 2009 by Ed Eliot and Myles Anderson.
Having spent 10+ years working for large media and internet businesses we wanted a change and 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 and 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, and 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 and 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 88 dedicated staff in four countries, serving more than 45,000 amazing customers world-wide.
And the journey has only just started.