Classified Ventures, LLC, a premier online media company in automotive and rental search, today announced the appointment of Denise Bindelglass as the company's Vice President of Human Resources. As head of HR, Bindelglass will be responsible for enhancing CV's overall Human Capital Strategy and will oversee CV's compensation and benefits program, recruiting, organizational development and employee communications functions, ensuring that Classified Ventures has an industry-leading HR Function.
"As Classified Ventures grows, we continue to require a dynamic leadership structure to accommodate our changing needs. One of those identified needs includes the centralization and alignment of our human capital functions," said Dan Jauernig, Classified Ventures' CEO. "I am thrilled to have Denise's experience and expertise on our team and know that her cross-functional work in supporting our businesses will take our human capital strategies and capabilities to the next level."
With 25 years of HR experience, Bindelglass has held senior internal HR leadership roles across a variety of industries including publishing, ecommerce, software development and financial services, as well as experience in human capital consulting and executive search. She joins Classified Ventures from proprietary trading firm Sun Trading LLC, where as Chief Human Resources Officer she reengineered the talent acquisition model, introduced new total compensation platforms, built training and development programs and defined strategic plans as part of the senior management team.
"My professional passions are around positioning HR as a strategic function, reflecting the fact that employees are truly a company's most important asset," said Bindelglass. "This means building dynamic and relevant leadership programs and initiatives to empower managers and encourage internal career movement, creating a company brand and culture that attracts and retains the best talent, and overall, ensuring superior HR service delivery for all of Classified Ventures."
Bindelglass earned her Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Illinois and her organizational development /human resources-concentrated MBA from Northwestern University. She serves on the board of the Illinois Technology Association and is an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University in Evanston where she created and now teaches a career development course for engineering students at the McCormick School of Engineering.
Cars.com is an award-winning online destination for car shoppers that offers 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. Cars.com offers thousands of new and used vehicle listings, consumer reviews, side-by-side comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and many other tools. Cars.com put millions of 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, which is owned by leading media companies, including A.H. Belo (NYSE: AHC), Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Company and The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).