Meet our leadership team
VP, Verizon Location Services & GM, MapQuest
When she’s not tap dancing or rapping about her teams, Elise Neel, VP, Verizon Location Services & GM for MapQuest, is reimagining location contextualization and the role it plays in navigation, geospatial platforms, location signal data, artificial intelligence, analytics, advertising segmentation, and emerging technology. Supporting commercialization, product, and engineering, Elise's team works within Verizon to enable businesses across the firm to leverage the power of location in unique ways while also supporting thousands of direct customers and millions of consumers around the globe.
Head of Business Development & Operations
Known for her negotiation expertise, Larisa Nunley leads the Business Development & Operations team for MapQuest, which includes the functions of partnership development and negotiation, partner management, advertising operations and finance and business operations. Her in-depth expertise in working across verticals, with a wide range of companies from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms, to develop “win-win” partnerships that facilitate revenue, brand and audience growth is unmatched. Reporting to the MapQuest GM, Larisa’s specialties include everything from strategic deal planning and negotiation, revenue and profit improvement and business management to account management and optimization.
Head of Technology, Verizon Location Services
In his role as Head of Technology at MapQuest, Marcus drives technology strategy, engineering vision, and product innovation for the Verizon Location Services technology organization. He brings an extensive software engineering background, as well as practical experience building, leading enterprise software development, and data analytics organizations. Reporting to the GM of MapQuest, Marcus’ organization is responsible for designing and implementing the highly scalable and secure platforms and services that support the consumer and enterprise business initiatives within Verizon Location Services.
David C. Kenna
Partner Management & PMO
When he’s not telling jokes and sharing Celtic wisdom, David is busy employing his cross discipline expertise and more than 15 years of business development, program and project management (PM) experience across MapQuest. David reports directly to the MapQuest GM and his team is responsible for organizational alignment, streamlining all PM operations, and managing strategic deployment with key partners. David’s team also supports and curates development practices including Agile, Lean, XP, and RAD.
Antony "Ant" Pegg
Senior Technical Director, Verizon Location Services – Solutions Group
With more than 20 years experience in product and project management and development, competitive market analysis, and product roadmap creation, Antony “Ant” Pegg currently serves as Senior Technical Director at MapQuest. Reporting to the GM of MapQuest, Ant is responsible for overseeing and growing the Solutions Group consisting of Project Discovery & Execution, as well as the MapQuest SDK portfolio and their integrations into large-scale projects and products. Considered a technical evangelist, Pegg specializes in building and leading multiple teams on complex projects with competing priorities.