Bill Michels

Chief Operating Officer, Factual

As Chief Operating Officer, Bill is responsible for all internal Factual operations, and he oversees the development of Factual's portfolio of location data products. Bill joined Factual in 2009 from Yahoo!, where he was Senior Director of Product Management for Yahoo! Search. He also served as the GM for Yahoo! BOSS, which he grew from inception to more than 1B queries/month. Prior to that he was the Director of International Search Business Operations & Product Strategy, a +$1B P&L with 500+ employees across 15+ countries. Bill has an MBA from Columbia University Business School and a BA in Geology from Colby College.