As the president of Cars.com, Mitch Golub is responsible for the daily operations that have transformed the company into a leading online automotive destination. Golub'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.
Golub 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. Golub 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 South Florida, now a part of America Online. In recognition of his contributions, Golub received the Tribune Co.'s first Values Award, presented in appreciation of business achievements demonstrating creativity and entrepreneurialism.
As a result of his expertise and pioneer status, Golub 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 EyeforAuto. Additionally, Golub provides frequent commentary and analysis to publications such as Automotive News, Auto Remarketing, NADA's Auto Exec and Used Car Dealer Magazine and has addressed consumer interests in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.