CEO, Local Matters, Inc.Perry Evans is the founding CEO of Local Matters Inc., a company recently formed through the merging of three leaders in local search. Aptas Inc, the company spearheading the merger, was founded by Evans in late 2001. In 2000, Evans co-founded Jabber, Inc., which he led as chairman until 2003. Prior to this position, he was the president and CEO of Webb Interactive. Evans founded netIgnite in 1998, later acquired by Webb in 1999.
In the early internet days, Evans was founder and president of the MapQuest Publishing Group, where he created one of the Web's most prominent consumer brands and widely licensed business services. Prior to MapQuest, Evans managed the new media development group within RR Donnelley that was responsible for interactive yellow pages, travel, and real estate products.
Evans earned a M.B.A. from York University in Toronto, Canada.