About Us

Visited by more than 11 million car shoppers each month, Cars.com is the leading destination for online car shoppers, offering credible and easy-to-understand information from consumers and experts to help buyers formulate opinions on what to buy, where to buy and how much to pay for a car.


With comprehensive pricing information, dealer reviews, side-by-side comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and a large selection of new- and used-car inventory, Cars.com puts car buyers in control of their shopping process with the information they need to make confident buying decisions.

Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures, LLC™. Other Cars.com properties include NewCars.com® and PickupTrucks.com™.

Classified Ventures, LLC, is owned by five leading media companies: Belo Corp., Gannett Co. Inc., The McClatchy Co., Tribune Co. and Graham Holdings Co.

Cars.com has openings in several departments. Click here to see our job listings.

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Mitch Golub

President, Cars.com

<p>As President of Cars.com, Mitch Golub is responsible for the daily operations that have transformed the company into a leading online automotive destination. Mitch's primary focus continues to be on the development of Cars.com's strategic direction, ensuring the company's sales, finance, marketing, product development, media and business development areas are all closely aligned with the company's vision and positioned for sustainable growth.</p><p>Mitch joined Cars.com in July 1997 as the organization's first employee after a successful 21-year career with the Tribune Co. While with Tribune, he leveraged his extensive background in editorial management to lead the company's new business initiatives, including the creation and management of start-ups in print, broadcast and online. Mitch also held a leadership role in Tribune's emerging New Media Group, where key accomplishments included the launch of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel website and the creation of Digital City, in partnership with America Online. In recognition of his contributions, he received the Tribune Co.'s first Values Award, presented in appreciation of business achievements demonstrating creativity and entrepreneurialism.</p><p>As a result of his expertise and pioneer status, Mitch has participated in a variety of industry panels, workshops and speaking engagements. He has been a regular featured speaker at Auto Remarketing's annual iRemarketing Summit, the Forrester Automotive Summit and J.D. Powers Roundtable. Additionally, he provides frequent commentary and analysis to publications such as Automotive News, Auto Remarketing and NADA's Auto Exec, and has addressed consumer interests in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.</p>
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Alex Vetter

Senior Vice President, Sales

<p>Alex Vetter is Senior Vice President of Sales for Cars.com. As one of the original members of the Cars.com team, he has helped steer the company's growth strategy from concept into a multi-faceted sales and distribution model that spans all aspects of internet marketing, including local, mobile and social media.</p><p>Through Vetter's leadership, Cars.com has grown to over 900 employees and 500 sales executives that serve every local market in the United States. He has operated in nearly every capacity at Cars.com, spanning product development, customer service, training, operations and currently oversees all revenue generating activities for the local online retailer. Through his work, Alex has helped establish a vibrant local marketplace for cars, enabling e-commerce activities with over 18,000 retailers who connect with site users on a daily basis.</p><p>Vetter received his bachelor's degree from Providence College, where he was a four-year Division I athlete. In 2007, Vetter was named one of the 40 under 40 executives by Crain's Chicago business. Alex currently resides in Chicago, is married and has two children.</p>
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William Swislow

Senior Vice President, Product & Chief Information Officer

<p>In his role as Senior Vice President of Product and Chief Information Officer, William Swislow oversees all aspects of the Cars.com product and technology teams. He has guided the site's development since its inception in 1997.</p><p>Before joining Cars.com, Swislow held several roles within the Chicago Tribune, including interactive marketplaces editor. During his tenure, Swislow managed the launch of the company's first editorial website. Prior to his time with Tribune, he served as managing editor of the Society of Professional Journalists' Quill Magazine and of four alternative weeklies in New England. Swislow also spent two years as an editor at Dow Jones News Service.</p><p>Swislow received his Bachelor's Degree in Government from Harvard University and a Master's Degree in Journalism from Columbia University. In addition to his role at Cars.com, he operates the cultural website interestingideas.com.</p>
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Bob Gallagher

Chief Financial Officer

<p>As Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Bob Gallagher is responsible for the overall financial management at Classified Ventures, including the company's financial reporting. He also oversees multiple corporate functions including Controller, Treasury, long-range planning and financial systems, facilities, as well as other strategic initiatives.</p><p>In addition to his CFO duties, Gallagher serves as a member of the Senior Management Team at Cars.com and oversees the Operations function, a 170-person team that has responsibility for fulfillment, customer service, account management, and sales operations. Gallagher also oversees the Corporate Technology team at Classified Ventures with responsibility for network operations, data center, storage, telephony, and help desk. He also leads enterprise-wide efforts to continuously improve productivity and the competitiveness of the company's business support functions.</p><p>Gallagher joined Classified Ventures in 2005. In addition to a public accounting background, Gallagher has over 20 years of experience in various financial leadership roles with Ameritech, Andersen Consulting, and other internet companies.</p><p>Gallagher is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accountancy and a Master of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. He also currently serves as a board member of NIU's Alumni Association.</p>
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Linda Bartman

Chief Marketing Officer

<p>As Chief Marketing Officer, Linda leads business to business and consumer marketing and is responsible for developing and executing the marketing strategy to drive online advertising sales to automotive manufacturers and local dealers.</p><p>Prior to Cars.com, Linda was the Director, Marketing Communications & Brand, with BP US Fuels Value Chain. In Linda's role at BP, she was responsible for managing the brand for the Fuels business in the U.S. in addition to strategic development and execution of marketing communication strategies both through the consumer channels and the B2B distributor network. Linda led the marketing communication and public relations strategy for the U.S. Fuels business in response to the Gulf of Mexico crisis, developing the messaging platform of "Locally owned and locally operated" whereby local distributors were able to educate the public on their locally owned status in the wake of the situation. Linda joined BP in 2005.</p><p>Prior to BP, Linda led a series of marketing and brand initiatives in both the B2B/B2C channels in global businesses such as GE and AAR. Linda began her career with Ameritech New Media focusing on Public Affairs and negotiating new franchise agreements for a start-up business.</p><p>Linda's specialty is brand management and driving integrated 360 marketing planning and delivery. With experience in managing complex distribution channels, her focus has been working on ways to bring brands to life through a seamless marketing approach that builds brand strength and consistency.</p>
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Greg McGivney

General Manager and Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

<p>As General Manager and Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Greg McGivney maintains responsibility for a number of areas critical to Cars.com's success, which include defining the strategy of the organization, leading business development efforts, maintaining partnerships and alliances, and exploring new revenue opportunities. McGivney also manages Cars.com's Santa Monica office.</p><p>McGivney joined Cars.com in 2003 after leaving his role as chief operating officer of By-Products Interactive, a $50 million agriculture brokerage and publishing company. Prior to his role with By-Products, McGivney also led teams as a manager in the strategy consulting practice with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and also held strategy and corporate finance positions at Waste Management.</p><p>McGivney is a graduate of Marquette University and received his Master's Degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.</p>
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Patrick Olsen

Editor-in-Chief

<p>A native of Los Angeles, I have worked as a newspaperman for most of the past two decades in both the Chicago and L.A. areas. As Cars.com's EIC, I work with this great team to bring you all the news, research and advice you'll need to buy your next car. I'm not a gearhead, but more of a fan of how cars are becoming smarter, more comfortable and more fun.</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> 1985 Toyota pickup with absolutely no options, including no rear bumper</p>
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Joe Wiesenfelder

Executive Editor

<p>After six years in the magazine business, I made the jump to web publishing in 1995 to apply my experience with photography, video and the written word. I joined the Cars.com launch team in 1997 and, well, time flies.</p><p>I'd say my emphasis is cutting through marketing claims and technobabble to determine what really matters to car buyers. Nothing tees me off more than supposed improvements that degrade the driving experience. I'm the harshest critic of transmission performance that you're ever likely to meet, and I remain baffled by the SUV craze, but I judge all vehicles on their own merit. If I have a shortcoming, it's a blindness to the image aspect of vehicles. SUVs and sports cars don't make you cool, and minivans don't make you lame. Many people, and the entire state of California, clearly disagree.</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> My first car was a 1971 Oldsmobile Delta 88 whose 455-cubic-inch engine awoke the car nut in me - and made me a big-block snob for eternity. I survived more than 10 years owning a '79 Fiat Spider I bought from Tom ("Click") Magliozzi from NPR's Car Talk, which I recently replaced with the "tuna boat," a 1984 Mercedes 300D turbo diesel. I keep a 2002 Mazda Miata SE as a reliable backup.</p>
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David Thomas

Managing Editor

<p>I've gone from editing Cars.com's news blog KickingTires and Ask.Cars.com to overseeing not only the stories you see on our site but also how we reach car shoppers via social media. Like the rest of our team, I try to keep my hands in a bit of everything and review new cars, take part in our Shootouts and even 'star' in a video or two. I have a thing for station wagons and own a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 VW Passat wagon. Secretly, though, I lust for a BMW M3 and lately have fallen for the Infiniti JX.</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> 1989 Ford Probe</p>
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Bill Jackson

Senior Editor

<p>I handle the Buying Guides and parts of the Research channel here, in addition to writing Weekend Athlete for KickingTires. I've moved all over the place, both as a kid and as a former newspaperman. I like any car that carries my bike, skis and camping gear.</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> 1973 Volkswagen Beetle</p>
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Jennifer Newman

Senior Editor

<p>I'm a married urban mom with two busy boys, ages 6 and 10. On the weekends, I can be found navigating Chicago's streets in my 2007 Honda Fit Sport, though I'm thinking of upgrading to something bigger that can handle my kids' sports gear. I spend my weekdays editing stories and installing child-safety seats into test cars for our Car Seat Checks. My miniscule amount of downtime is spent playing baseball or video games with my kids.</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> Ford Escort, no idea of the year</p>
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Eric Rossi

Senior Editor

<p>I manage the Cars.com's multimedia team. I have my hands in all forms of digital media in the office, but I'm a car junkie at heart. I've been to every Chicago Auto Show since I was 3, and I can only keep a car for about two years before the need for something different gets the best of me. I've been fortunate to combine my passion for video production and my love of cars here at Cars.com. I began my career at Cars.com after graduating from Bradley University, but during college I ran my own car detailing business called 'A Touch of Hollywood.'</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> 1990 Toyota SR5 pickup truck named Mabel</p>
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Kristin Varela

Senior Editor

<p>I'm the Senior Family Editor at Cars.com and the mom of two amazing girls, ages 9 and 11, and an adorable stepdaughter, age 7. My mom-mobile is whatever car I'm testing, and that's what you'll see me driving when I take the girls to dance classes, piano lessons or school. How's that for mixing work and family time? I do manage to find time for simple indulgences like bubble baths, yoga or an hour with a good book, and I relish the time I spend with my girls. They still kiss me when I drop them off at school, so I'm a happy mama.</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> A red 1985 GMC Jimmy S10 with a rusty white stripe down the side and a personalized license plate that read "QUEPASA." What can I say? I'm a recovering nerd who left high school early every day to attend Spanish classes at the local university.</p>
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Mark Williams

Senior Editor

<p>I'm a veteran automotive journalist with 25 years of experience. I've worked at Four Wheeler magazine, including two years as editor. In 2000, I joined Motor Trend as its expert on all things pickup, SUV and four-wheel drive. In addition, I became editor at Truck Trend. Before joining PickupTrucks.com, I was a freelance automotive expert, loaning out my writing and enthusiast-market expertise to outlets such as Motor Trend, Popular Mechanics, PickupTrucks.com, Amazon.com and several others. I was a Motor Press Guild board member for several years, and I'm also a longtime soccer coach, most recently finishing my ninth season as the local junior high head coach. I live in Southern California with my wife and enjoy camping, hiking, skiing, big trucks and towing, and back-country 4x4 driving.</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> 1966 Volkswagen Beetle</p>
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Joe Bruzek

Reviewer

<p>I'm the resident answer guy for Ask.cars.com and am always in the thick of new cars and industry news to answer our readers' questions. I'm a hopeless gearhead, and even off the clock I'm infatuated with hot rods and fast cars. When I was 1, my dad propped me up in the driver's seat of his 1964 Corvette roadster... and it was all downhill from there. Before Cars.com, I attended an automotive technology school and worked in automotive service centers. I interned at the multicultural automotive publisher OnWheels Inc., where I got my first taste of auto shows from the media side. Going to public days will never be the same: What, no interpretive dancers around the new Camry? C'mon.</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> 1990 Chevrolet Caprice Police Car. It still had the stripe and unit numbers down the side and on the back. It was large, loud and powerful, and I miss it like a lost dog.</p>
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Mike Hanley

Reviewer

<p>After briefly writing for Racingone.com, I joined Cars.com in 2002. I've held a variety of positions since then and am currently one of the site's resident car reviewers. Though I often give high marks to cars with superb handling qualities, I have a soft spot for old Detroit land yachts. I also tend to prefer manual transmissions, though I'm thankful today's stick shifts are more refined than the one in the 1951 Willys Station Wagon that I learned on.</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> 1975 Chevrolet Impala coupe</p>
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Kelsey Mays

Reviewer

<p>A Seattle native, my experience includes heading up the automotive section of a west Los Angeles weekly, as well as brief stints writing for Edmunds.com and TrulyHollywood.com. As my dilapidated 1994 Toyota Celica proves, I'm a stick-shift purist and bona fide car geek - no doubt explaining the serious imbalance in my time-spent-researching-camshafts to time-spent-dating ratio.</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> 1994 Toyota Celica</p>
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Aaron Bragman

Detroit bureau chief

<p>I joined the Cars.com Editorial team in 2012 after a seven-year stint as an auto-industry analyst covering everything from new models to corporate strategy to sales trends. I've got more than 20 years in the auto industry, having worked in sales at Bosch Braking Systems and as a production buyer for Nissan as well. Now, I'm the Detroit Bureau Chief for Cars.com and a contributor to PickupTrucks.com. Personally, I'm a huge car guy, always have been. I grew up mostly in the Detroit area and come from an automotive family. The industry is in my blood, and my passion for it runs deep. I'm in Ann Arbor, Mich., and I bleed maize and blue!</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> An almost-new 1991 Ford Escort GT. It was bright red, had a five-speed stick, sunroof and rear seats that folded down to provide enough room to carry everything I owned off to college.</p>
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Jen Burklow

Copy Editor

<p>Born in Chicago, I've lived in the north and west suburbs for all but four years spent in journalism school at Indiana University. I worked for 20 years at the Chicago Sun-Times in a variety of editing positions before leaving to freelance and spend more time with my four smart and talented daughters/stepdaughters, who are now grown. For the last four years I served as the freelance assistant editor for the Sun-Times ToDrive section. Combine that with being raised by a car-crazy father and joining Cars.com as a copy editor feels like the perfect fit. With four kids - and now four dogs - to haul around, vans have been our preferred mode of transportation. We currently own our second GMC Safari (our previous vans were Fords) and use a Nissan Sentra for tooling around sans kids and dogs. Free time finds me playing/training/walking/hiking with our dogs, biking/boating/fishing with family and reading whenever I can.</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> 1998 Honda Accord</p>
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Jennifer Geiger

News Editor

<p>I'm a Chicago 'lifer' and admitted word nerd who studied English at DePaul University and started my editorial career at Consumer Guide Automotive. I joined Cars.com in late 2011 as a reviewer and manager of the Kicking Tires blog. How I wound up in automotive journalism is something I still ask myself, often out loud, in moments of both awe (piloting a Mercedes-Benz CLS AMG through Napa Valley's twisties) and annoyance (slogging through rush-hour traffic in a Dodge Caliber).</p><p>"Though manual transmissions and I are in a good place now, I still have nightmares about how I learned stick: a crash course on a 1985 Volkswagen Scirocco during a cross-country road trip in 1999. A three-minute lesson and the open road are not a good combination; toll booths still make me nervous.</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> I learned to drive on a 1995 Ford Contour and helped my then-boyfriend, now-husband buy a 1999 Saturn SL2 in 2002 and a 2003 Hyundai Elantra.</p>
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Chad Rubel

Editor

<p>My first car had a wonderful safety feature: You could never lock your keys in it since you needed the key to lock it. When I got the car, there was one significant problem: I didn't know how to drive a stick. The lessons with my father didn't go well, but eventually I learned that life skill. And now, I only want to drive automatics.</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> 1980 Pontiac Sunbird, very used</p>
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Matt Schmitz

Editor

<p>After a dozen years in the news business in roles ranging from daily newspaper reporter in Missouri to managing editor of suburban weeklies in Chicago, Cars.com was kind enough to let me hitch a ride with them as a news editor for the KickingTires blog. Proud grad of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. Lover of film, pop culture and Batman. Aspiring - and failing - surfer. Not a motorhead, but not a car-berater. (Oh, I like puns, too.)</p><p><strong>First car:</strong>  hulking, brown 1987 Dodge Ram pickup truck handed down to me by my father when I was 16, which I promptly retrofitted with an obnoxious big-bass system with a pair of 16s in a gaudy speaker box behind the seat. One day I'll tell my children, "Kids, I can remember when Rams were made by Dodge."</p>
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Matt Avery

Multimedia Coordinator

<p>As the primary videographer for Cars.com, shooting cars is second nature to me. In my role, I've been able to combine my two passions - media and cars. I've worked as an ASE-certified technician for both BMW and Mercedes-Benz while living on the East Coast. I graduated with a degree in electronic media and film from Towson University and began working as an assistant writer and production assistant for 'MotorWeek.' Whether it be the Rolls-Royce Phantom or Toyota Sienna, nothing brings me more satisfaction than infusing creativity into my shots to highlight the car or truck I'm shooting. If the viewer enjoys what he sees, I'm happy and know it was a job well done.</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> Two Ford Mustangs that I modified during my high school years.</p>
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Lindsay Bjerregaard

Multimedia Coordinator

<p>After graduating from the University of Iowa, I started at Cars.com as a multimedia intern. In my first week I shot video of a Jaguar XK convertible, so I knew this job was going to be a perfect fit. I mainly shoot, edit and appear in videos for the site. My 2007 Toyota Corolla - Steve Carella - has starred in multiple advice videos.</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> 2000 Ford Taurus</p>
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Ryan Peterson

Multimedia Coordinator

<p>I've been a video editor for years with my first big freelance project focusing on the largest RV dealer network in America. I went on to work with both start-ups and large multinational corporations before joining Cars.com's multimedia team.</p><p>I taught myself how to drive manual, but failed my first driver's license test.</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> My first vehicle was a 1993 Ford F-150; it was white with a pink pinstripe.</p>
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Evan Sears

Photo Editor

<p>I've always been a gearhead. It could be from being born and raised in Motown, or perhaps it's because every bicycle or car I've owned has been a clunker and needed near-constant mechanical attention. Before joining Cars.com, I worked as an editorial and commercial photographer for more than 10 years, shooting for many Chicago-area publications and several national clients.</p><p><strong>First car:</strong> 1987 Honda Prelude</p>

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