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Websiteripgerber.com
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Twitter@ripgerber
BirthplaceWashington, DC
Birthdate12/62

Degrees

Harvard Business School, MBA 1992
General Management
University of Virginia, BS 1985
Biochemical Engineering

Current Companies

President & Chief Executive Officer
Board of Directors

Former Companies

Head of Software Strategy
Advisory Board
Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager
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Locaid Technologies

Rip Gerber

Rip Gerber is the founder of “Location-as-a-Service” (LaaS) and built Locaid into world’s largest LaaS platform that now locates over 350 million wireless devices 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 various public and private companies.

At Nokia, he served as General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer of Intellisync, where he’s recognized for transforming the company’s brand and products and orchestrating the $510M acquisition by Nokia.

Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President at Carlson, a $38 billion company and one of the largest family-held corporations in the United States.

Rip was also on the founding executive team of Commtouch, where, as Chief Marketing Officer, 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 also 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 and has spoken at many industry events, including the DMA, CTIA and CES.

His thrillers have been published by Random House and Forge.

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Rip is an avid classic rock musician and has amassed the world’s largest collection of map postcards.

Recent Milestones

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    Rip Gerber added a position as Board of Directors at Aratana Therapeutics. (1/1/12)
    Posted 9/7/13 at 9:19pm
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    Rip Gerber added a position as President & Chief Executive Officer at Locaid. (8/1/09)
    Posted 10/3/10 at 7:02pm
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    Rip Gerber added a position as Head of Software Strategy at Newell Rubbermaid. (1/1/08)
    Posted 9/7/13 at 10:04pm
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    Rip Gerber added a position as Advisory Board at SignalDemand. (1/1/06)
    Posted 9/7/13 at 10:04pm
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    Rip Gerber added a position as Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager at Nokia. (1/1/04)
    Posted 9/7/13 at 10:04pm
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    Rip Gerber added a position as Managing Director & Group Vice President at Carlson Marketing. (1/1/02)
    Posted 9/7/13 at 10:04pm
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    Rip Gerber added a position as Senior Vice President, Global Co-Head of Hi-Tech at DigitasLBi. (1/1/01)
    Posted 9/7/13 at 10:04pm
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    Rip Gerber added a position as Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Marketing Officer at Commtouch. (1/1/99)
    Posted 9/7/13 at 10:04pm
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    Rip Gerber added a position as Partner - Senior Manager - Advisor at Deloitte. (1/1/92)
    Posted 9/7/13 at 10:04pm
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    Rip Gerber added a position as Senior Director, Card Marketing at American Express. (1/1/87)
    Posted 9/7/13 at 10:04pm
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    Rip Gerber added a position as Founder at @once.
    Posted 12/19/13 at 9:34pm
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    Rip Gerber added a position as General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer at Intellisync.
    Posted 12/19/13 at 9:35pm

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