Felix

In Felix We Trust

With the world's greatest salespeople and the world's greatest engineers, we are fanatically devoted to perfecting the local search experience for consumers and businesses.

About The Company

Backed by the investors behind Google, Twitter and Netflix, our team has deep experience in internet marketing and a proven track record of success. We are profitable, growing rapidly and out to change the world.

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Founded in 2006

Felix is based in New York City and offers a full set of benefits including medical, dental, vision, as well as free breakfast, lunch and dinner.

See what we believe

What We Believe

Working hard to make a sale

Customer and Consumer ROI create our ROI

Our mission is to connect consumers with local businesses. If we focus on creating value for consumers and advertisers our success will follow.

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We Create Our Own Luck

The best companies in the world didn't magically appear; they slogged it out, moving slowly but surely towards a goal. Our team celebrates the hard work that it takes to change the world.

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Measure and Monitor Numerical Details

We meticulously measure everything we do, looking for 3% improvements here, 6% wasted energy there. This principle allows us to buy media with ruthless efficiency, but also allows us to constantly improve on the most successful sales organizations ever conceived.

Meet the Felix Team

Our Awesome Team

  • Brent Metz co-founder and CEO

    Brent Metz serves as Felix's CEO, guiding product and company strategy. Prior to founding Felix, Brent was a senior scientist at IBM's Speech Recognition Labs, helping to guide the Company's overall voice strategy and representing the company to the technical community. He is a domain expert in Speech Recognition and Natural Language Understanding (NLU) technologies, with over a dozen patents pending. Mr. Metz is an IBM Extreme Blue alumnus, a distinction he earned while completing his bachelor's degree in computer science from Virginia Tech.

    “ Felix is more than a state of the art advertising engine ; it's a culture of excellence. We've created something special here and I'm thrilled to be leading this amazing team. ”
  • Daniel Levine General Manager

    Mr. Levine serves as Felix's General Manager, where he oversees Sales, Marketing and Client Services. Prior to joining Felix, Mr. Levine founded CouponGoGo, a mobile application company and served as the CEO until it was acquired in December 2010. Mr. Levine developed his marketing chops at Traffix, Inc where he held numerous roles including: SVP for Corporate Development, VP of Marketing and both founded and served as General Manager of iMatchup, an internal division at the company. Mr. Levine received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.

    “ Never before have I been surrounded by such talented and hard working people. I'm extremely proud of our team's dedication to our clients. ”
  • Greg Sales Manager

    Greg serves as one of Sales Managers - a role that is equal parts mentor, coach, and cheerleader. He leads the "Honey Badgers" sales team, a new team that is making a reputation for itself internally. Before becoming a manager, Greg was one of the hardest working salespeople on the team and currently holds the crown for most hours spent talking to clients in a day.

    “ I'll never forget the day I became a manager at Felix - my initiation was breaking open the team pinata while wearing a sombrero and blasting mariachi music. We can get a little weird, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. ”
  • David Director of Sales

    David joined Felix in 2008 as one of the company's first Media Sales Associates. After achieving several Top Salesperson awards he moved into sales management and a myriad of other roles followed suit. As Director of Sales, Dave is responsible for hiring, training, and fostering a sales team ready to take over the world.

    “ AutoGlassSearch.com is kind of my baby at the company. I was on the launch team for the site and then continued as its sole salesperson for about 11 months after launch. Now AutoGlassSearch is a key staple in the windshield / glass industry and I definitely take a bit of personal pride in that success. ”
  • Marc Senior Engineer

    Marc is a Senior Engineer at Felix, responsible for over 15 different critical systems that make Felix tick. Prior to joining Felix, Marc was the founding engineer of Yap, a cutting-edge speech technology startup acquired by Amazon.com. Marc spent nearly a decade at IBM's Speech Recognition Labs and was responsible for the creation of IBM's ViaVoice® for Mac OS X product line.

    “ In my first six months at Felix I took on bigger challenges than in fifteen years in the industry. At Felix, we're solving problems in local advertising that no other company has even realized exist. ”
  • Raquel Sales Team

    Raquel is a Media Sales Associate at Felix. She is a recent graduate of Occidental College where she started the first student run business on campus, the Green Bean Coffee Shop, while earning her B.A. in Sociology. In her role as a salesperson she has spoken to thousands of small businesses. Raquel frequently is chosen to represent the company at trade shows across the country.

    “ I love that my day is always interesting! One minute I can be talking to a veterinarian about helping animals and the next I can be talking towing lingo with a tow truck operator. ”
  • Sophia Sales Team

    Sophia is a Media Sales Associate in the Wolf Gang, our oldest and most experienced sales team. In her first months on the team, she successfully pitched a client that became one of Felix's largest advertisers over six months. Sophia graduated from Bucknell University where she double majored in History and International Relations while playing keyboards in the classic rock band 2% Milk. She is also one of the better ping pong players at Felix.

    “ I love that everyone here is a family! I've made so many friends here that I will keep for the rest of my life. ”
  • Laura Sales Executive

    Laura serves as a Media Sales Executive on Felix's sales team, a pivotal role granted only to tenured salespeople who have shown exceptional skill. Consistently one of the top performers of the team since joining in 2009, she is a sales expert relied upon by management and sales trainers to mentor new recruits. Beyond connecting clients to Felix, Laura is responsible for testing sales strategies in new verticals, developing new lead channels and giving product and sales pitch feedback to senior management. Laura's client list is the most extensive and most profitable of any salesperson at Felix.

  • Parul Media Team

    Parul is a Media Analyst at Felix. Equipped with a budget of over $10 million, she is responsible for ensuring that when a consumer is searching for a local business, our clients are front and center. Prior to joining Felix, Parul started her own business and honed her analytical skills at the World Trade Center Health Registry, investigating illness and recovery rates after the disaster. Parul earned a M.A. in Public Health from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Georgia where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

    “ When I make a change here, I am not just helping the company advertise - I am helping thousands of local businesses. I love having a job where I can say that. ”
Live a day in our shoes

A Day in the Life...

Sales Engineering Account Management

  • 7:00am

    Wake up and have a cup of coffee on my terrace.

  • 8:15am

    Hop on the subway for a two-minute ride to the office.

  • 8:30am

    Sales meeting with my team to establish our goal for the week.

  • 9:00am

    Leave voicemails for potential clients on the West Coast.

  • 10:00am

    Head downstairs for a much needed coffee and cherry scone from Amy's Bread.

  • 11:00am

    First sale of the day! Time to customize my new client's profile to showcase on our website.

  • Noon

    Grab lunch to go from a restaurant downstairs and head to the park with my friends on the Account Management team.

  • 1:00pm

    Check my voicemail for call-backs and start prospecting potential clients in Colorado (my home state)

  • 2:00pm

    Meet with our CEO to discuss new products due to launch next month.

  • 3:00pm

    Check in with my existing clients to see if they have any referrals to give to me. Clients are important for growing the business.

  • 4:00pm

    Research articles or blogs on social media/online advertising that could assist my clients with their marketing campaigns.

  • 5:00pm

    Connect another client to Felix! Although I've hit my revenue goal and am free to leave, I sent out a final e-mail blast to set up a pipeline for tomorrow.

  • 5:30pm

    Head to my favorite bar two blocks away to shoot some pool for happy hour.

  • 7:30pm

    Head home and get some rest and relaxation before crushing it again tomorrow!

  • 8:30am

    Wake up and check email.

  • 9:15am

    Walk from my apartment to the office.

  • 9:30am

    Make a cappucino in the kitchen and start the day.

  • 9:45am

    Quick meeting with the Director of Operations about some client issues from the day before.

  • 10:00am

    Respond to some redmine tickets to fix client issues.

  • 11:30pm

    Order lunch on the company Seamless account and talk to members of the sales team.

  • 12:30pm

    Start work on a major new speech analysis feature.

  • 3:30pm

    Interesting results, but what if I apply adaptive boosting?

  • 4:00pm

    SVMs might help..

  • 4:30pm

    OK. I think I have the right secret sauce..

  • 4:45pm

    It's working! The change is ready to be deployed live in the nightly build.

  • 5:00pm

    Work on my secret project: an iPad app for *CENSORED*

  • 6:30pm

    Have a beer with the sales team as they wrap their day.

  • 7:00pm

    Order Energy Kitchen for dinner and talk over upcoming features with the CEO.

  • 7:00am

    Wake up and get ready to start my day.

  • 8:15am

    Hop on the subway for a quick ride to the office.

  • 8:30am

    Grab some oatmeal from the breakfast buffet...or maybe I'll splurge and have a bagel and cream cheese.

  • 8:45am

    Check through my open email communications from clients, organize myself for the day.

  • 9:00am

    Work on responding to emails while waiting for my clients to start calling in.

  • 10:30am

    Head over to the espresso machine to grab some much needed coffee!

  • 11:30am

    Help a podiatrist log in to his account to show him all the cool features our service offers.

  • 1:00pm

    My lunch has arrived! Head over to the High Line with my friends from the media team to enjoy our lunch outside.

  • 2:00pm

    Listen to some calls for an auto body customer and detail some best practices to help them close more business.

  • 4:00pm

    Check-in with a vet I work with on a regular business to see how they're doing.

  • 5:00pm

    Check-in with our Listing Quality group to see if they can update one of my clients' phone numbers.

  • 6:00pm

    Order Dallas BBQ for dinner as some of us team members crack open a beer.

  • 7:00pm

    Head to the gym for some Yoga!

  • 7:30pm

    Head home and get some rest and relaxation before crushing it again tomorrow!

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