Jason Finger is CEO of CityGrid. Mr. Finger oversees the CityGrid advertising network and its owned and operated websites, including Citysearch, Urbanspoon, Insider Pages, and Felix. Mr. Finger co-founded SeamlessWeb in 1999, and was responsible for growing the company’s presence to 22 cities throughout the U.S. and London. SeamlessWeb was acquired by Aramark in 2006, at which time Mr. Finger continued to lead the business while also serving on Aramark’s executive leadership council, presidents’ council and global-leadership council, responsible for setting and executing corporate strategy for 260,000 employees in 19 countries. Named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and to Crain’s 40 under 40 list of leading young executives, Mr. Finger served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Bessemer Venture Partners for two years, focusing on SaaS, local businesses and e-commerce prior to joining CityGrid. Mr. Finger earned his JD and also MBA in Finance from New York University. His BS in Finance was attained at the University of Maryland College Park.
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CityGrid Works for Everyone
The local advertising market is just plain tough. Small businesses still struggle to see value in online advertising, local sales organizations struggle to make profits and many industry partnerships are not equitable. They know it's hard. So they built something different, something better.
CityGrid is the only local advertising platform that works for everyone. They believe the only way to be truly successful in local is to provide an open platform that is built on equitable partnership and creates a healthy competitive environment for everyone. They give:
Mobile App Developers the ability to deliver consumers a great local experience on-the-go and make money when they show the right ads
Websites the tools and the ads to deliver a great local experience to their consumers and be fairly compensated for the value they drive
Local Businesses the best advertising solutions that drive more customers to their doors for fewer dollars
Local Ad Sales Organizations all the traffic sources to deliver better ROI for their advertisers so they can build long lasting relationships
CityGrid works for everyone because they have solutions that fulfill these needs. They have patented technology, open APIs and specialized ad products. Many apps and websites are using their open platform giving them an extraordinary reach. They love their content-based advertising, which they have built through their owned & operated brands and through partnerships with content-owners.
Simply put, CityGrid is the only local advertising platform that's open and truly works for everyone.