ReachLocal Announces a Definitive Agreement to Acquire Kickserv

ReachLocal Kickserv Announcement

Today we announced that we are taking another important step forward in the development of our software business. ReachLocal has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kickserv, a provider of cloud-based business management software for service businesses. We expect to close the Kickserv acquisition in Q4.

Kickserv helps owners manage their business more efficiently via appointment booking and payments. With Kickserv, clients only need to go to one place for a complete view of their business. Kickserv includes dynamic calendaring, invoicing and payments, integration with QuickBooks, customer tracking, analytics and many other features, all available via desktop or mobile apps.

Integration into bookings and our clients’ business workflow is an important element of our strategy. Kickserv provides an optimal platform to accelerate that strategy.

See our press release for more details.


Sharon Rowlands

Sharon Rowlands was named CEO of ReachLocal in April 2014. Ms. Rowlands has more than 20 years of experience leading multi-billion dollar companies serving small- and medium-sized businesses, financial markets, and enterprise customers. From 2011 to 2013, she was CEO of Altegrity, which she transformed from a holding company into three independent business units, each with its own growth strategy. From 2008 to 2011 Ms. Rowlands was CEO of Penton Media, and prior to that she was with Thomson Financial. During her over ten-year tenure at Thomson, she held a variety of executive-level positions, including President and CEO from 2005 to 2008, and established the company as one of the most innovative partners to the global financial community. Ms. Rowlands received her Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of London and her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

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