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Whitepages – Why Work For Us?

Our Story

 
Whitepages was founded in 1997 by Alex Algard out of his Stanford dorm room with a single vision: to help people find, be found and connect. Since then we've become the leading provider of contact information in North America, with a top 40 web property, 10 top ranking mobile apps and over 50 million monthly users.
 
 

We're built on big data

 

We ingest billions of records every month from a variety of public sources.


And organize that data by linking individual records to create an intricate contact graph of names, phone numbers and addresses.


This graph gives our users access to the most accurate & robust dataset of contact information in North America.


Why we love it here

We're a small company with a big vision, and we work as a cohesive team to make that vision a reality. We don't believe in mind-numbing org charts or office politics. But we do believe in taking risks, working hard and having lots and lots of fun.

Think fast, act fast
 

Even though Whitepages has been profitable for over a decade, we've never lost our startup spirit. We focus on shared goals, rather than individual aspirations, and as a result we make every effort to collaborate across teams, operate with complete transparency and never let red tape get in the way of agile development & speedy product iteration.


Small team, big impact
 

We reach over 50 million monthly users and manage billions of data points with just 130 employees, which means we each have a direct impact on the health of our business and the end user. Our small size also means we're each expected to think two steps ahead at all times, stay on the bleeding edge of technology and make recommendations that drive product decisions.


The best people, period
 

Our teammates hail from the best schools and companies in the world, and we're not shy about investing in the continued growth of our employees with tuition reimbursement, peer learning and a substantial educational stipend. You won't find a weak link in our midst, because each and every one of us thrives on camaraderie, hard work and smart risks.



One team, one mission

 
Our offices in Seattle, New York and Budapest are filled with bright individuals driven by the spirit of innovation and a commitment to helping people and businesses find, be found and connect. We have a profound passion for the work we do, and are empowered to move quickly and take ownership in the success of our business.
 

Alex Algard / CEO & Founder

Alex founded Whitepages in 1997, and has since been selected as Software Entrepreneur of the Year, PNW by Ernst & Young, and was a finalist for Inc. Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year. He began his career in investment banking with the Goldman Sachs High Technology Group, and holds a BA in Economics and a MS in Engineering, both from Stanford University.


Scott Sikora / CTO

Before becoming Whitepages' technology leader, Scott was co-founder and CTO of Varolii, a provider of proactive customer communication to Fortune 100 companies, where he grew the company to over 275 employees. He also helped develop technology solutions at UPS, IBM, Amway and Sprint. Scott holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from MIT.


Jason Eglit / CFO

Jason joined our team in 2013, and was previously a Principal at Bayside Capital where he led investments across a variety of sectors. He was also a financial leader at AdvancePath Academics and Bain & Company. He has a BA in Physics from Williams College, a MS in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University and a MBA from Dartmouth College.


Kelly Schmitt / CPO & General Counsel

Kelly currently serves as our General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer. After receiving her law degree from the University of Michigan, Kelly spent time as a judicial clerk for the U.S. District Court in Wyoming and as an associate at Perkins Coie. She later moved on to become SVP of Operations and General Counsel at Screenlife, a Paramount Pictures subsidiary.


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Geoffrey Arone / Exec. Vice President

Geoffrey joined Whitepages as the Executive Vice President of Products in 2014 after many successful entrepreneurial ventures with technology companies. Prior to joining Whitepages, he was the Sr. VP of Product Innovation and Chief Scientist at Experian. He previously founded three startups, including Flock, Dancejam and SafetyWeb. He has an MBA from MIT and an Sc.B from Brown University. 

Suki Hayre / Vice President

Suki has spent the past 9 years leading Whitepages' financial & administrative teams, and was previously the CFO of WTIA (formerly the Washington Software Alliance). She also spent 7 years at Sierra Online, a leading provider of entertainment software. Suki is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BSC in Accounting from Santa Clara University.


Rob Eleveld / Vice President

Rob leads the sales division of our Whitepages PRO product. He joined the team in 2013, bringing 20 years of experience in technology sales & management. Before going into the tech world, Rob spent 5 years as a submarine officer with the United States Navy and got MS, MBA and engineering degrees from Stanford and Dartmouth.


Geoff Entress / Board Director

Geoff Entress serves as a Venture Partner with Voyager Capital and focuses on information technology investments in the Pacific Northwest. A former venture partner with Madrona Venture Group, a Seattle-based venture capital firm, Geoff is a current investor in over fifty private companies in the Pacific Northwest including Walk Score and Context Relevant.


Konstantin Guericke / Board Director

LinkedIn co-founder Konstantin Guericke is a highly successful entrepreneur with a passion for exploring the intersection of psychology, sociology and computing. Konstantin is a venture partner at Earlybird Venture Capital, a mentor to Stanford student entrepreneurs and serves on the boards of Doximity, Accolo and StartX.



   


A few of our perks

Work with the best people

Unlimited vacation

Friday happy hour & lunch

100% Medical

Free snacks


Matched charitable contributions


Casual environment


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    Pros

    I have been with Whitepages for four months now and am really enjoying the company so far. The work life balance is excellent, and the perks of the Seattle office are the best I have seen in a company yet. We have a full bar and three kegs on tap, a masseuse three days a week, almost any kind of food/drink you can think of, and an annual employee trip to a fun destination each year. Did I mention bean bags and hammocks everywhere? Long story short, the office is a very creative space that allows employees to not feel congested with sitting at their desk starting at an interior wall all day. (All desks are on the outside perimeter of the office floor, so you have a view.)

    Cons

    The training program when I started was lacking structure. Since November, it has significantly improved and you can always find a friendly coworker willing to answer any questions you might have.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the good work and excellent product launches, but lets watch our growth over the next year. Adding to many employees to fast when you do not have the correct tools in place for them to succeed could hurt the overall business; while it also dilutes employee resources.


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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Whitepages (Seattle, WA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Two Phone Interviews and one In Person interview at the Office. Phone interviews were about 30 minutes and the In Person interview was 2.5 hours. Not a panel but speaking to management individually. Very awesome people, great company culture! Did not get an offer but truly enjoyed the experience!

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Whitepages Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For , Seattle Business Magazine, 2014
100 Best Companies to Work For , Seattle Business Magazine, 2013
100 Best Companies to Work For , Seattle Business Magazine, 2012
Top 10 Everything of 2012 (#9 Android App) , Time Magazine, 2012
100 Best Companies to Work For , Seattle Business Magazine, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.whitepages.com
Headquarters Seattle, WA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Intelius

Whitepages is the leading source for contact information in North America and is at the forefront of developing services that help people find, understand and verify personal and business identities in an ever-changing digital world. Whitepages is committed to empowering users with control, safeguarding the accuracy and authenticity of digital identities, and advancing ... More

Mission: Whitepages will deliver services committed to authenticity, transparency, and personal control of identities because we believe data should be used for good.

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