We started with 2 people, 1 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 & local SEOs. They are such passionate and committed people that it makes everyday challenging & 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 & invoicing.
- Edita Kulipaviciute
Senior Project Manager
Lewes, UKEdita 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
Lewes, UKRoss 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. Google+
- Mathew Coghlan
Customer Service Manager
Lewes, UKMathew 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
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 & the in-depth QA tests which all completed campaigns must pass.
- Susan Guinto
Customer Support Agent
PhilippinesSusan 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
Customer Support Agent
Lewes, UKMike looks after our sizeable US customer base providing excellent email & chat support. Mike is also our ‘trainer in chief’ & runs our free training workshops. BrightLocal training workshops
- 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
Development Team Lead
Kiev, UkraineDmitry leads our Kiev team. He is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled developer with over 15 years front-end and back-development experience.
- Artem Navoiev
Kiev, UkraineArtem 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
Kiev, UkraineSerioga 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
Kiev, UkraineSergey (known as 'SK') is a key member of our development team and handles a range of projects, both front-end & back-end.
- 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.
- Dmitry Maltsev
Kiev, UkraineDmitry 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
- Alexandr Oliinyk
Kiev, UkraineAlex 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
Kiev, UkraineAlex 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
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.
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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 Strutinskogo 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 & 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.