Former WHERE CEO Walt Doyle Takes the Helm at Gasbuddy

New CMO Mike Schneider Joins from Skyhook

Walt Doyle
Walt Doyle
GasBuddy appointed as CEO Walt Doyle, former PayPal executive and founder of WHERE, a location-based advertising startup he sold to the online payment company.

With 53 million downloads (one million organic monthly downloads) and 15 million monthly active users, GasBuddy is currently the largest community-based gas price comparison app.

Based in Boston, Doyle sold WHERE to Paypal in 2011 and became general manager of PayPal media for two years. After that he became a partner with VC firm Highland Capital Partners. Earlier in 2015 he co-founded, a startup specializing in the mobile authenticating of government issued IDs.

"Walt and the team he has assembled are the catalyst we need to enter a new chapter of growth and expansion," said Jason Toews, GasBuddy's co-founder. "Everyday millions of people turn to GasBuddy to make fuel-purchasing decisions; the experience that this team brings will accelerate the development of new features and revenue models that will turn GasBuddy into a global brand and company.“

Among other recruitments Doyle is bringing onboard Mike Schneider as chief marketing officer. Schneider, who will lead the company's efforts in branding, user experience and acquisition comes from Skyhook Wireless, where he was VP of marketing.

Prior to Skyhook, he led branding, emerging media and social, location and mobile technology efforts with Allen & Gerritsen and Hill, Holliday.

This year GasBuddy will be expanding globally with plans to launch in Australia in the first quarter of 2016, and two additional European markets to follow. The team will continue to capitalize on their strong relationships with the gas industry and provide market-first services for the competitive retail space. To date GasBuddy has signed 150 gas station convenience store chains as customers to their SaaS platform.

As part of the new executives joining the company, GasBuddy has opened their new office in Boston near North Station. There are 20 new job openings across engineering, marketing, and sales in Boston, New York, San Diego and Canada to accelerate growth.

Thursday, January 28th 2016

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