Over the last two decades, I have been blessed by working with wonderful people to create over $1 Billion in realized shareholder value, invent and patent new technologies, publish some tech-thrillers and play some great rock-n-roll for amazing charities.
Corporate Bio: Rip Gerber is the founder of “Location-as-a-Service” (LaaS) and has built Locaid into the world’s largest location company. At Nokia, as Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Intellisync (NASDAQ: SYNC), Rip transformed the company’s brand and products, culminating in a $510M acquisition. He’s served as SVP at Carlson, a $38 billion private company, and was a founding executive of Commtouch (NASDAQ: CTCH), an internet infrastructure company he took public in 1999. He also founded @once (acquired by InfoUSA), was a strategy consultant for Deloitte, a direct marketer for American Express and a plant engineer for Firestone Tire & Rubber.
Rip is the only mobile CEO to be certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He holds several patents and is a frequent speaker on innovation, creativity and building customer trust. Rip serves on the board of the CTIA and its Innovation Leadership Council, and is a board director on Aratana Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PETX), the world’s leading pet therapeutics company. He has a Harvard MBA and a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Virginia.
Rip is also a best-selling author; his thrillers have been published by Random House and Forge. In his spare time Rip fronts a rock band in San Francisco and curates the world’s largest collection of map postcards. For more about Rip, see his interview on The Valley Girl Show.