Howard is the CEO and Co Founder of Roam, an all-in-one Cloud HQ designed to bring distributed companies together in one headquarters. Prior to founding Roam, Howard served as Founder & CEO of Yext (NYSE: YEXT) from 2006 until 2022, pioneering the both pay-per-call and business listings markets, leading the company from inception to IPO and beyond. From 2014 until 2021 Howard served as Founder & Chairman of Confide, a confidential messenger used by millions and sold to IAC in 2021. In 2002, Howard served as Founder & COO of Intwine until its sale in 2005. While in college, Howard founded and sold JustATip.com. Howard holds a degree in history from Duke University and attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
"I have a prediction with 100% in 10 years you're going to have a billion dollar ARR company emerge out of this category"
The Zero to One phase is the hardest stage because you're having to convince people to use a new product from a new company. And on top of that LaunchDarkly at the time was also a process change, and people weren't really used to continuous delivery.