Local Corporation (NASDAQ:LOCM) is a leading local advertising technology company that connects millions of online and mobile consumers with businesses and products through a variety of innovative digital advertising solutions.
The company offers a variety of advertising solutions across mobile and desktop, intended to drive additional revenue for publishers and targeted reach for advertisers with the intention of increasing consumer engagement. Plus, our consumer properties, including the flagship Local.com website, Krillion.com, the Havvit shopping app and a network of media sites, help consumers find the products and services they need .
When you join Local Corporation, becoming an employee is just the beginning. You will become a member of a high-performing team of professionals, an active participant in an innovative workplace, and an integral part of one of the top-ranked communities in the country.
We are a publicly traded, growing company with an entrepreneurial spirit, resulting in a host of new career opportunities for our employees. That drive, coupled with an engaging work environment, competitive compensation and excellent benefits, makes our company one of the very best for career. For more information, visit: http://www.localcorporation.com.
Culture & Values
Ours is a vibrant working environment that encourages every member of our team to grow, give back and thrive. As a result, we have formed a powerful team of professionals who are dedicated to making Local Corporation the gold standard in the online local media industry.
A natural balance of innovative thinking, fresh ideas, and business acumen lies at the heart of Local Corporation's way of doing business. Entrepreneurship is greatly encouraged among our employees and, to date, more than 20 Orange County businesses have been founded by former employees.
Local Corporation also takes tremendous pride in supporting charitable initiatives that connect the company to the surrounding community. Our employees have donated thousands of hours of community service, including support of Team Kids, Komen Orange County, the Earth Day Challenge and the company's annual community food and toy drives. Local Corporation has donated more than $650,000 to local schools as part of its Community Rewards program.
Local Corporation is publicly traded under the ticker NASDAQ: LOCM, and is headquartered in Irvine, CA.
Local Corporation is a truly unique organization that offers a rare combination of benefits, making it an amazing place to challenge your mind, exercise your talents, and expand your career boundaries.
- Competitive compensation packages with bonus opportunities
- Superior benefits including medical, dental and vision coverage, plus a 401K plan.
- A dynamic and empowering work environment that challenges your thinking and leads you down new paths to success
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Fred has more than 25 years of experience leading companies in the technology, data communications, Internet, Big Data, digital media and software industries. He was named chairman in January 2014, after joining the board in January 2013. Fred served as managing partner at Triton Pacific Capital Partners where he managed the software IT investment portfolio and served on the boards of four of its portfolio companies. Prior to Triton, Fred was founder and managing partner of TechStarter Ventures, a venture capital and technology incubator focused on developing Web 2.0 technologies and web properties. He also served as CEO of GameSpy Industries where he led the company from losses to almost double revenues in less than one year and was responsible for leading the sale of the company. While chairman and CEO for Lantronix (LTRX), Fred led a repositioning, doubled the company’s revenue growth in four years, led four acquisitions and the initial public and secondary offerings that raised $120+ million. He also serves as a senior advisor to Graham Partners and as a director for three privately-held companies, including Predixion Software, Inc., B&B Electronics, Inc., and non-profit, technology organization, OCTANe LLC. Fred attended classes at the Stockholm School of Economics in Europe.
Chief Financial Officer
Ken has over 20 years of senior level financial experience, and most recently served as Local.com interim CFO. Prior to being interim CFO, Ken served as the company's vice president of finance since April of 2009. He also served as CFO for Modtech Holdings, Inc. (MODT), a modular building manufacturer. Prior to Modtech, Cragun served as the senior vice president and principal accounting officer for MIVA, Inc. At MIVA, Cragun led the company through significant organic and M&A growth, increasing revenue from $45 million to $200 million. Cragun has also served as CFO for other public and online companies. Ken earned his CPA designation in California and has experience working for a Big Four accounting firm. He received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Scott has 10 years of corporate law experience, and most recently served as executive vice president and general counsel for Emerging Media Group, Inc., which owns and operates TRAFFIQ, Inc., a leading digital media management and media buying platform, and Market Maker Interactive, a leading full service interactive agency. Prior to Emerging Media Group, Scott served as the vice president of legal and AGC for MIVA, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIVA), a provider of performance-based online marketing and commerce services.
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I have been working at Local Corporation as a contractor (less than a year)Pros
Local is filled with extremely nice but disciplined, hardworking people. That along with a very good culture makes for a fun and interesting work experience that encourages collaboration, innovative thinking, and creative projects. It's great to be working with a diverse, talented group of people. Cool perk: Free lunches Monday, Wednesday, and Friday where people are encouraged to sit together and interact. CEO makes sure to be there as well to get to know everyone on a better level.
A good place to grow, thrive, learn---the industry is fast-moving and constantly evolving, so there is a lot of potential and opportunity.Cons
Noticed that some people have a lot to do but not enough time to do it. Should get some more help. Also, team meetings sometimes not started punctually and then will tend to drag, or projects might drag as a result.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Continue learning activities to educate/update the team about details in the business. Continue to share and emphasize on the vision of the company - it keeps us all unified and motivated to work toward that ultimate goal.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
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I applied online. The process took 4 days – interviewed at Local Corporation.Interview Details
Probing, multiple rounds and respectful interview processNegotiation DetailsVery cordial.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
About Local Corporation
Local Corporation (NASDAQ:LOCM) is a leading local search and advertising technology company that aggregates and curates the most relevant and rich personalized content and presents it to millions of consumers wherever and however they search for information, while providing significant reach and value to the company’s advertisers and partners. For...
Mission: To give consumers the most relevant and personalized information at the right time and on the right platform - and continually refine it until it's perfect.