Gib Olander

Gib Olander

Currently directing new product initiatives for SIM Partners, with an emphasis on further improving Velocity’s industry-leading technology platform, as well as offering innovative solutions that ensure that brands’ location information is consistent, accurate, and actionable. Helping fortune 500 brands who want to excel in search, social and mobile at the location level.

Prior to joining SIM Partners, I was Founder and CEO of Local Viewpoints, an award-winning Wavetable Labs funded SaaS business which took a mobile-first approach to collecting, analyzing and publishing customer feedback which is now part of Power Reviews.

Previously as a member of the founding team led product and market development strategy for Localeze, helping to invent business listing identity management which was purchased by more than 1 million SMB’s while also building Localeze into the local data source for more than 300 local, mobile and social platforms across the internet Localeze is now part of Neustar.

Over the past decade, I've been fortunate to be labled as a thought leader in local search, speaking frequently at industry conferences including BIA/Kelsey, PubCon, SES and SMX and writing for such outlets as Search Engine Land, MediaPost, and Visibility Magazine.

On a personal level, I am very blessed to have a wonderful set of twin teenagers and a more beautiful and intelligent wife than I deserve.

  • Work
    • SIM Partners
  • Education
    • Augustana College