Mike Ghaffary joined Yelp in October 2010 as the director of business development. Prior to Yelp, Ghaffary was the director of business development at TrialPay, where he led partnerships with Facebook and a variety of other companies. Before that, he was the cofounder and vice president of business development at Stitcher and vice president at Summit Partners. He is also cofounder of BarMax and previously worked at the Boston Consulting Group and MSC Software.
Ghaffary holds a B.S. in computer science and a B.A. in political science from the University of Southern California, a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
(http://www.yelp.com) connects people with great local businesses. Yelp
was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities
have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France,
Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium,
Australia, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Yelp had a monthly average of 71
million unique visitors in Q1 2012*. By the end of the same quarter, yelpers
had written more than 27 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the
leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques
and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Yelp's mobile applications
were used on 6.3 million unique mobile devices on a monthly average basis
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