As marketing manager for MapQuest Business Solutions, Ian Pilling leads all business segment and product marketing initiatives for the group. He does strategic marketing, lead generation and public relations, and handles communications with MapQuest’s more than 1,400 enterprise customers. He joined MapQuest in early 2004.

Previously, Pilling was involved with several early-stage technology companies in senior marketing and product management roles, helping set corporate and product strategy and bringing new software products to market.

MapQuest’s marketing manager started his career serving in a variety of campaign and legislative roles for a member of Congress. He holds a B.A. in political science from Hobart College.

Pilling will speak during Real Estate Connect in New York City, Jan. 11-13, 2006.

Here are his answers to a set of questions posed by Inman News:

Panel or session at Connect:Beyond Tech Toys: Mapping Technology Tips & Tricks.

What kind of house did you grow up in and where?

1750s farm house on 10 acres in suburban Philadelphia. 

What style of home do you live in and when did you buy it?

1930s stone single-family, June 2004

What was your first job?

Pumping gas at John T’s Sunoco

Which daily newspaper do you read and which section do you read first?

Wall Street Journal (online edition), home page, then tech news.

Where did you spend your last vacation?

Rehobeth Beach, Del.

What is your favorite technology device or software application?

MapQuest Mobile.


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