Angie Hicks brings 13 years of experience as a consumer advocate and entrepreneur to Angie’s List. The List was born out of the frustrations of her co-founder, who was finding it difficult to find reliable help in rehabbing an older home in Columbus, Ohio. Hicks set out door-to-door, recruiting members and collecting reports from friends and neighbors. Taking this “ask your neighbor” concept to a higher level, she used the detailed feedback from members as the basis for providing up-to-date, reliable, unbiased ratings and reviews on local service providers to consumers.
In her first year, Hicks enrolled 1,000 members and laid the foundation for what would become one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. Angie’s List serves more than 120 major cities across the U.S., more than 650,000 consumers, and was placed for three years in a row – 2002, 2003 and 2004 – among the Inc. 500 by Inc. magazine, a list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the nation.
A working mother of three, Hicks has ensured Angie’s List continues to evolve to meet the ever-changing, dynamic needs of today’s families and homeowners. With this in mind, Angie’s List provides the maximum amount of information and resources to its members, as efficiently and quickly as possible. With the help of Angie’s List, consumers can quickly find the service provider they need to make an emergency repair to their car, complete a major home improvement project, plan a wedding, take the best care of their pet and, since March 2008, find a doctor, dentist or other health care provider.
Hicks regularly contributes to national and local consumer news stories across the country, including "Today," CNN, the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Redbook, Real Simple, USA Today, Parade, and the Wall Street Journal.
Hicks holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw University, which named her a 2007 Distinguished Alumni for Management and Entrepreneurship.
Follow Hicks on Twitter @Angie_Hicks.