Geoff Donaker joined Yelp in 2005 to head business development and has been COO since 2006. In his current role, Donaker oversees the company's business operations including sales, marketing and administration.
Prior to Yelp, he held several roles at eBay, most recently as Director of International Categories. He was previously a manager at Excite, Classifieds2000, Voter.com and Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman). Donaker holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.
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Yelp Chief Operating Officer Geoff Donaker recounts traveling around the country with company leaders to meet with institutional investors prior to the IPO. He explains how the amount of shares bought, and at what price, reflects demand.