President, CEO & CLO - Locaid Technologies, Inc.
Rip Gerber is the founder of “Location-as-a-Service” (LaaS) and built Locaid Technologies, Inc. into world’s largest LaaS platform. Locaid now locates over 10 billion connected devices and 380 million mobile phones for the world’s biggest banks, mobile agencies, brands and application developers. Rip is a noted mobile industry visionary, entrepreneur, public company executive and international best-selling author.
Prior to Locaid, Rip served in senior executive roles at public and private companies. At Nokia he served as General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer of Intellisync (NASDAQ: SYNC), where he is recognized for transforming the company’s brand and products and orchestrating the $510M acquisition by Nokia. Prior to that he served a Senior Vice President at Carlson, a $38 billion company and one of the largest family-held corporations in the United States. As Chief Marketing Officer, Rip was on the founding executive team of Commtouch (NASDAQ: CTCH), where he was a lead executive in taking the company public in 1999. Earlier in his career, Rip founded @once, an email marketing company that was later acquired by InfoUSA. He previously served in engineering and management roles at Deloitte Consulting, American Express and Firestone Tire & Rubber.
Rip holds several patents in location technologies, sits on the WIC Leadership Council of the CTIA, serves on the boards for both Locaid and Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. His thrillers have been published by Random House and Forge. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia. Rip is an avid rock musician and cyclist, and curator of the world’s largest collection of map postcards.
You can email me at email@example.com. There’s a great page on Wikipedia about me. I didn’t write it but I do check in to see if it is accurate. So far, spot on. I also had an excellent interview recently with Jesse Draper, on the “Valley Girl Show”.