Why We Started GettinLocal
GettinLocal has engineered the first Mobile Marketing - App Engine. We have intentionally developed this platform to be self-service, which empowers any business to be able to control the delivery of Hyper-Local digital ads to a precise target audience. Any business can now create digital marketing campaigns like those of the large retailers. Whether your customers are local residents or tourists, GettinLocal gets your business in front of your perfect customer!
On a sunny summer afternoon, the three Co- Founders of GettinLocal (Vito, Pete, Shawn) met for a casual lunch meeting on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. During that meeting Vito presented a new business concept, which has never been done before. By the end of that meeting, and after discussing a range of scenarios the three founders had drafted, the plans for a new mobile solution that would basically change the digital marketing industry for everyone, was hatched. The foundation of their vision was … Let’s build the first self-service mobile platform that empowers any business with the ability to create digital ads within a hyper local marketplace. One mobile app that can connect a consumer to all businesses and events around them.
The Management Team
We are a passionate team with diverse backgrounds that span high-finance, digital media to high-tech. Check us out!
CEO & President
Vito is a serial entrepreneur that has successfully started and sold 3 companies. Vito pioneered an industry in 2009 and Successfully scaled that company to be the largest merchant services auditing company in the country. The software that Vito and his team developed was acquired by a PE Group in 2016. In 2017 Vito developed a REIT ( Real Estate Investment Trust) and currently holds several commercial real estate investment properties throughout NYC. Vito is passionate about starting and successfully scaling businesses.
Chief Operating Officer
As co-founder of GettinLocal, Pete is hyper-passionate about creating a mobile solution that brings local businesses and consumers together. Pete has an extensive career, which has always been centered around working closely with businesses of all sizes to modernize their POS operations and payment acceptance environments. Most recently, Pete was Head of Visa US Acquiring sales where he helped guide the advancement of new payment technologies and functionality.
Chief Product and Marketing Officer
Shawn is a technofile who has built and managed product development teams across several industries including finance, entertainment and media. He's built out digital businesses across the United States. Skills abound, Shawn has command over the technical inner-workings of software products, complex digital intricacies of digital marketing to the financial engineering of product and business revenue models. He holds a Masters Degree from Harvard University and Bachelors Degree from Rutgers University.