About Perry Evans
Perry Evans is CEO and founder of Closely, a company that has developed a free mobile app called Perch that allows small business owners to discover what businesses in their neighborhood are doing to engage with local consumers via social sites, check-in apps, deal sites and reviews. He is also a founding executive of MapQuest, Jabber and Local Matters.
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