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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.


Craig Paris / Senior Vice President

Craig is a seasoned sales executive with more than 15 years experience. Before joining Whitepages he was the Vice President of Sales at Ad Marketplace and the National Sales Director of DoubleClick by Google. He has extensive knowledge of online media and technology solutions, and has a BS in Communication from the University of Hartford.


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


Company outings


Whitepages Reviews

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    Great company that is working on new products that will likely make the company take off in gang-buster style!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Whitepages full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice office, lots of communication with leaders including a bi-weekly ask Alex lunch. Working on products with small teams guarantee a large amount of impact from Day 1, something I value much more than being a number among 10,000 employees at big companies where we would own smaller pieces vs large projects.

    Cons

    Product planning pipeline is not always clear or well documented so sometimes work is redone a few times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have been burned on options before so I don't consider options to be part of my "salary". They are the gravy and I get to help drive their price up by doing an exemplary job in what i produce so I can impact the company positively.

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Whitepages Interviews

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Updated Nov 18, 2014

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    Onsite interview, really nice place. There were four people interviewed me and the questions were getting harder, but not super hard. I met searching team and mobile team. People are nice around there. I learned a lot during the interview. They called me about three or four hours after the interview of the result.

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Whitepages Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business Magazine, 2012
100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business Magazine, 2013
Top 10 Everything of 2012 (#9 Android App), Time Magazine, 2012
100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business Magazine, 2014
100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business Magazine, 2011
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Additional Info

Website www.whitepagesinc.com
Headquarters Seattle, WA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $5 to $10 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 transparency. With over 50 million unique monthly users, Whitepages offers access to more than 200 million personal identities and provides users with the ability to control their own. Whitepages also... More

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