Chief Executive Officer
GIS Planning & SizeUp
San Francisco, CA
Anatalio Ubalde is an entrepreneur, inventor, and economic developer. He is CEO of SizeUp, a small business intelligence service. He is also Co-founder/Managing Director of GIS Planning Inc., an economic development internet company acquired by the Financial Times Group in 2016.
SizeUp is an online service that helps economic development organizations support their local small businesses and entrepreneurs with competitive intelligence, market analysis, and geo-advertising recommendations. It launched as a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist. Top executives from Google, Facebook, and Salesforce.com selected SizeUp as the 1st place winner for online tools to create jobs and grow the US economy.
Through GIS Planning he works with organizations globally to foster enhanced economic development using Internet technology. GIS Planning’s online strategies are implemented in 43 states and serve the majority of the 100 largest cities in the United States. It made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies 5 years in a row during his ownership. GIS Planning's services include the national site selection portal ZoomProspector.com.
His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, INC., Fortune, Entrepreneur, MSNBC, and the New York Times. Mr. Ubalde was named a Fellow Member of IEDC for achieving exceptional stature in the field of economic development. He frequently speaks at financial technology, small business banking, and economic development conferences throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. He is author of the books Economic Development Marketing (2013) and Economic Development Online (2011).
Before co-founding GIS Planning he worked in local economic development with a focus on downtown revitalization, waterfront redevelopment, business attraction, business retention, and site selection assistance. He is a twenty-four-time United States Master’s Diving National Champion, an All-American, and two-times silver medalist at the World Masters Championships. Mr. Ubalde has a Master’s degree in City Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.