Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Angie's List
Angie Hicks co-founded Angie's List in 1995 in Columbus, Ohio, in an effort to provide homeowners with a convenient way to find reliable and high-quality local service companies.
Ms. Hicks is nationally known as a consumer expert and has issued calls for action in several areas, including health problems caused by lead paint, radon and mold. She has raised consumer awareness to attempts to gag consumers from freely discussing customer service experiences; pitfalls in the real estate industry; and home improvement safety. She is also a strong advocate for accountability and fairness in the consumer ratings and reviews niche.
She currently serves on the DePauw University Board of Visitors and is a co-founder and past member of the Board of Directors of The Governor Bob Orr Indiana Entrepreneurial Fellowship Program which provides a two-year fellowship at an Indianapolis-area business to graduates of Indiana colleges and universities or Indiana residents.
Ms. Hicks earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw University, in Greencastle, Ind., which named her a 2007 Distinguished Alumni for Management and Entrepreneurship. She was named a Torchbearer Award winner in March 2009 by the Indiana Commission for Women, in recognition of her entrepreneurial accomplishments and for providing a positive example of the influence women have on their community and the state of Indiana. She and her family live in Fishers, Ind.
Angie’s List helps consumers have happy transactions with local service professionals in more than 550 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. More than 2 million paid households use Angie’s List to gain unlimited access to local ratings, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List magazine, and the Angie’s List complaint resolution service. Angie's List is recognized an Internet pioneer and one of the best consumer web sites in the nation.