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Cars.com is a leading online destination that helps car shoppers and owners navigate every turn of car ownership. A pioneer in automotive classifieds, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms, connecting consumers with local dealers across the country anytime, anywhere. Through trusted expert content, on-the-lot mobile app features, millions of new and used vehicle listings, a comprehensive set of research tools and the largest database of consumer reviews in the industry, Cars.com helps shoppers buy, sell and service their vehicles.

 

Cars.com properties include DealerRater®, Auto.com™, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com®. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago.

 

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Alex Vetter

Chief Executive Officer and President

Alex Vetter

Alex Vetter serves as the president and chief executive officer of Cars.com. As one of the founding members of Cars.com, Vetter has helped shape the company from its initial concept into the leading digital automotive marketplace. Prior to chief executive officer, Vetter served in a number of senior management roles for Cars.com, including senior vice president and chief operating officer.

 

Vetter has always been passionate about local. He was raised by entrepreneurs and has long had an interest in supporting local businesses who drive local economies and community. It was this passion that led him to a business whose mission is to help local businesses survive and thrive in a digitally driven world.

 

Vetter received his bachelor’s degree from Providence College where he was a four year division one athlete. He has a wife and two children and spends his spare time coaching and giving back to kids who are also in the growth stage of their lives.

 

Outside of Cars.com, Vetter is an active technology investor and advisor, helping entrepreneurs and companies transition from growth stage to scale. He currently serves as director of RepairPal, Inc, and on the advisory boards of several technology ventures including Shotfarm LLC and Earshot, Inc.  He’s a frequent speaker and guest lecturer to businesses and universities, and has appeared in many leading publications and as keynote speaker at industry events.

John Clavadetscher

Chief Revenue Officer

John Clavadetscher

John Clavadetscher serves as chief revenue officer for Cars.com. In this position, Clavadetscher oversees the company's local direct and major account businesses, which includes managing strategic relationships with more than 20,000 local automotive dealers and partnerships with national dealer groups and over 30 car manufacturers.

 

Clavadetscher joined Cars.com in 1999 and is responsible for setting the sales and customer acquisition and service strategy, ensuring the company meets its revenue and retention goals. He currently oversees a team of nearly 500 sales personnel nationwide. Clavadetscher strives to create an environment that enables his team to succeed through training, development and communication, turning them into consultants who help their dealer customers better reach and influence today’s consumers through data-driven insights.

Clavadetscher received a bachelor's degree in American studies from Georgetown University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.

Greg McGivney

Chief Strategy Officer

Greg McGivney

Greg McGivney serves as chief strategy officer for Cars.com. In this position, McGivney is responsible for the strategic direction of Cars.com. Critical to the company's success, McGivney's function leads business development efforts, cultivates and maintains partnerships and alliances, and explores new revenue opportunities and leads mergers and acquisitions.

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 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.

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. He currently serves on the board of directors of RepairPal.

 

McGivney enjoys traveling and spoiling his nephews and trying to get them to write code versus just benefiting from it. McGivney is a volunteer for Mission of Mercy bringing free dental care to communities in Wisconsin.

Elaine Richards

Executive Vice President of Business Operations

Elaine Richards

Elaine Richards serves as executive vice president of business operations. In this position, Richards is responsible for operationalizing the long-term vision for Cars.com, focusing on initiatives that support future growth. This includes overseeing the integration and onboarding strategies for new company acquisitions, as well as leading the DealerRater strategy to ensure alignment of Cars.com’s extensive operational touchpoints. Richards also leads the Operations division including customer support, account management, and fulfillment where she is focused on client retention and outstanding customer service.

 

Since joining Cars.com in 2010, Richards has held several positions including senior vice president of channel development where she led the go-to-market strategy for a variety of B2B channels, including more than 120 affiliate distribution partners nationwide, as well as the company's automotive industry training programs. Prior to joining Cars.com, Richards served as the vice president of strategic initiatives, network sales and operations for McClatchy Interactive where she managed local sales across a publisher network of more than 30 daily newspapers and 100 websites nationwide.

 

Richards earned both a bachelor of arts in journalism and a master of business administration in product management and strategy from the University of Southern California.

 

Richards is an avid skier and traveler. She also serves on the Leadership Council for A Better Chicago, a nonprofit organization that harnesses best practices from the private sector to strengthen and scale Chicago's most effective education nonprofits. 

Cynthia Hiskes

Chief People Officer

Cynthia Hiskes

Cynthia Hiskes serves as chief people officer for Cars.com. In this position, Hiskes is responsible for the strategic direction of all human resources functions and leading all human resources teams, including Employee Relations, Total Rewards and Benefits, Recruiting, Organizational Development, Talent Management and HR Systems. Working cross-functionally to support all areas of the business, Hiskes' focus is on perpetuating a company brand and culture that aligns with strategic direction and business results by attracting, retaining and cultivating world class talent.

Hiskes joined Cars.com in June 2015 from Ferrara Candy Company, where she was chief human resources officer. She also served as global human resources director for London-based Rexam, guiding global human resources functions and launching mission critical systems and processes. Prior to her time at Rexam, Hiskes served in a variety of human resources management roles at Freescale Semiconductor (formerly Motorola SPS). She began her career at Procter & Gamble serving in a series of positions of manufacturing operations.

Hiskes earned her Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and continued her education at University of Michigan Ross School of Business, completing the Executive Human Resource Program in 2011.

 

Helping others unlock their potential, identify and create the life they desire is a passion Hiskes has enjoyed since high school. The passion manifests itself across her personal and professional life, and culminated in certification as an Energy Leadership Coach to hon her skills and provide greater value. 

Tony Zolla

Chief Product Officer

Tony Zolla

Tony Zolla serves as chief product officer for Cars.com. In this position, Zolla is responsible for defining Cars.com’s product strategy for both consumers and advertiser customers, and overseeing the development and launch of new products while guiding the innovation of existing properties. 

Zolla joined Cars.com in 2016 from the $2 billion retailer Redbox, where he served as senior vice president of product and customer experience. He also served as vice president of digital product management, user experience and technology at Ticketmaster where he led global ecommerce product management, UX design, product engineering, and technical operations for the company’s marketplace offerings. Prior to that, Zola held a number of product and technology roles for retailers including Ulta Beauty, Walmart and Sears.

Zolla holds a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management; a master’s degree in ecommerce technologies from DePaul University, and a bachelor’s degree in information systems from Loyola University Chicago. 

 

In his free time, Zola enjoys spending time with his family and is a car enthusiast.

 

Ed McLaughlin

Chief Technology Officer

Ed McLaughlin

Ed McLaughlin serves as chief technology officer for Cars.com. In this position, McLaughlin is responsible for all technology areas, including IT architecture, product development, quality assurance, systems engineering and enterprise services, as well as providing overall technology direction to the entire organization. With more than 25 years of experience, McLaughlin’s track record of building complex content management platforms and innovative digital products and services for retailers and consumer packaged goods companies makes him particularly well suited to help Cars.com continue the enhancement of its consumer experience.

 

McLaughlin joined Cars.com in 2016 after a long tenure at Information Resources, Inc., where he gained extensive experience working with big data and in software development. Most recently, he served as chief technology officer at TEGNA Digital, as well as chief executive officer and chief technology officer at CoFactor. Other previous roles include chief technology officer at ShopLocal and PointRoll. 

 

McLaughlin earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Southern Illinois University.

 

On a personal note, McLaughlin enjoys spending time boating and has a passion for cooking.

Jim Rogers

Chief Legal Officer

Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers serves as chief legal officer for Cars.com. In this position, Rogers is responsible for all areas of the company’s legal and compliance functions, including all relevant aspects of strategic initiatives and acquisitions. 

 

Before joining Cars.com in 2016, Rogers served as senior vice present and general counsel for Orbitz Worldwide, where he oversaw legal, compliance, corporate communications and government relations. Prior to Orbitz, Rogers was senior vice president and general counsel for TLC Vision.  From 1981 until 2010, Rogers practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, where he ran a broad-based corporate practice counseling clients in the technology sector across a variety of legal and business issues. Prior to Latham & Watkins, Rogers served as a law clerk to both the Hon. Charles Clark of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

 

Rogers earned his law degree from Columbia Law School, a master’s degree in public administration from Princeton and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale University.

 

In his spare time, Rogers is an avid cyclist.  He bikes to work every day at Cars.com, and he biked home from an earlier job--from work in St. Louis to his home in DC.  

Brooke Skinner Ricketts

Chief Marketing Officer

Brooke Skinner Ricketts

Brooke Skinner Ricketts serves as chief marketing officer for Cars.com. In this position, Skinner Ricketts leads all marketing functions including dealer and consumer brand, communications, creative and data and insights. With a strong track record of optimizing marketing effectiveness and implementing forward-thinking brand strategies, Skinner Ricketts is responsible for helping to ensure that Cars.com is the trusted platform of choice for automotive consumers and advertisers alike.

 

Before joining Cars.com in 2016, Skinner Ricketts served as vice president of brand and design at Avant. Previously, she was head of brand strategy at Twitter, where she delivered revenue-driving creative ideas for Fortune 200 clients. Prior to her time at Avant and Twitter, Skinner Ricketts was senior vice president of brand strategy at DigitasLBi from 2011 until 2014. She launched her career at Doe Anderson and PriceWeber in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Skinner Ricketts received her bachelor of arts from Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. 

Becky Sheehan

Chief Financial Officer

Becky Sheehan

Becky Sheehan serves as chief financial officer for Cars.com. In this position, Sheehan is responsible for all accounting and financial operations of Cars.com.

 

Prior to joining Cars.com in 2017, Sheehan was executive vice president and chief financial officer of FTD where she also served in the office of the chief executive officer. Sheehan presided over a period of tremendous growth at the digital consumer company, which saw revenues more than double during her 10-year tenure fueled by carefully planned organic expansion and acquisitions. In addition to her public company experience as a chief financial officer, Sheehan spent 19 years in public accounting, last as an audit partner with Deloitte LLP. At Deloitte, she also served as the leader of the Manufacturing and Consumer audit practice for the Chicago office. Prior to joining Deloitte, she was a partner with Arthur Andersen.

 

Sheehan is a certified public accountant and received her bachelor's degree in accounting from Illinois State University.   

 

In her free time, Sheehan enjoys spending time traveling with her family and attending sporting events. 

Jennifer Newman

Editor-in-Chief

Jennifer Newman

I'm a married urban mom with two busy boys. On the weekends, I can be found navigating Chicago's streets in my 2013 Subaru Outback while shuttling my kids to their activities. As a certified car-seat technician, I install child-safety seats into test cars for Cars.com's Car Seat Checks. When I'm not working with car seats, I spend my weekdays writing and editing stories for Cars.com.

First car: Ford Escort hatchback

Joe Wiesenfelder

Executive Editor

Joe Wiesenfelder

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.

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.

First car: 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.

Joe Bruzek

Managing Editor

Joe Bruzek

I’m in the thick of vehicle testing for Cars.com, helping create content from a constant stream of automaker-provided and Cars.com-purchased test cars. One of my favorite tests are multicar comparisons where we take an entire vehicle segment such as midsize sedans or compact SUVs and find the best of the class over a week of testing. As a judge, it’s one of the most telling evaluations of where a car lies in a segment. Outside of work, I tinker with a 1998 Pontiac Trans Am, follow motorsports and try to attend many races or car shows through the summer months.
 
First car: 1990 Chevrolet Caprice, an ex-police car. It had straight pipes, a flipped air intake lid and sounded a lot faster than it was.

 

Eric Rossi

Managing Editor, Multimedia

Eric Rossi

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.

First car: 1990 Toyota SR5 pickup truck named Mabel

Mark Williams

PickupTrucks.com Editor

Mark Williams

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 backcountry 4x4 driving.

First car: 1966 Volkswagen Beetle

Jen Burklow

Assistant Managing Editor-Production

Jen Burklow

Born in Chicago, I've lived in the north and west suburbs for most of my life. 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. During my time as a freelancer I served as the assistant editor for the Sun-Times' ToDrive section. That combined with being raised by a car-crazy father made joining Cars.com a perfect fit. With four kids and several dogs to haul around, vans have been my family's preferred mode of transportation for decades and may continue to be; we now have seven grandkids and counting. We are still driving our second GMC Safari as well as a 2014 Kia Sportage. Free time finds me playing/training/walking/hiking with our dogs, biking/boating/fishing with family and reading whenever I can.

First car: 1966 Oldsmobile Delta 88

Melissa Klauda

Assistant Managing Editor, Video

Melissa Klauda

A Twin Cities native and music buff, I wore out the CD player in the first car I drove as a teenager, a '95 Honda Civic with major dents that must have been caused by someone else in my family. I took an interest in photography to the University of Missouri and graduated with degrees in photojournalism and international studies. My Minnesota accent faded into y'alls, but the car/music thing stayed intact even as I downgraded to a '93 Mercury Topaz nicknamed Freddie Mercury. After a photojournalism internship with the newspaper in Quincy, Ill., I moved to Chicago and worked as a freelance videographer at the Chicago Sun-Times and related publications. I joined the Cars.com multimedia team in 2015. My next car is to be determined.

First car: 1995 Honda Civic

Evan Sears

Assistant Managing Editor, Photo

Evan Sears

I'm a lifelong image-maker, camera in hand since I was 10. Not a day goes by where I don't think about photography in some light — jotting down project ideas, thinking about how to solve a problem — the medium consumes me. I bring this passion to photographing cars, whether it's shooting in the studio, hanging out of a speeding muscle car or getting mud sprayed on me by 4x4s.

First car: 1987 Honda Prelude

Matt Avery

Senior Videography Editor

Matt Avery

I grew up just outside of Annapolis, Md., but it soon became clear my passion wasn't for all things nautical but instead anything with four wheels. I attended vocational school for automotive repair and then spent several years as a technician, turning wrenches and diagnosing for both BMW and Mercedes-Benz. A degree in electronic media from Towson University allowed me to combine my field-tech expertise with an ability to tell and craft a story using the latest digital tools and technologies. After a brief stint with “MotorWeek,” I joined the Cars.com team in 2008. I handle the production and logistics for our numerous on-location shoots, both around our home office and studio as well as around the country. I've got a soft spot for hot hatches and love driving my EP3 Honda Civic Si.

First car: After turning 16 I bought a 1994 Ford Mustang, which was joined a few short months later by a 1993 Mustang. I kept both for several years and learned a lot from my time under their hoods.

Jennifer Geiger

News Editor

Jennifer Geiger

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 2011 and write for the News section. I'm also a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. I wear a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan.


First car: I learned to drive on a 1995 Ford Contour and helped my then-boyfriend, now-husband buy a 1999 Saturn SL2 in 2002.

 

Mike Hanley

Senior Research Editor

Mike Hanley

I've been at Cars.com since 2002 and am one of the people responsible for editing the car information that appears in the site's Research section. I also write car reviews. I'm a father of three boys, so I understand and appreciate the practicality of a modern minivan, but I also like cars that deliver a rewarding driving experience that puts a smile on your face.


First car: 1975 Chevrolet Impala

Kelsey Mays

Senior Consumer Affairs Editor

Kelsey Mays

I've been part of Cars.com's editorial team since 2006, but I'm a Midwest transplant. I grew up in Seattle and attended Pepperdine University near Los Angeles, where I developed an automotive section for the school's weekly newspaper and worked briefly at Edmunds.com. At Cars.com I investigate and cover wide-ranging issues across the auto industry. I also review cars, both on camera and in (virtual) print, and serve on the North American Car and Truck of the Year jury. I'm a big consumer advocate, especially when it comes to safety, quality and value. And, traffic be damned, I still love a good stick-shift sedan.

Outside of work, my wife and I enjoy cooking, bike rides, piano and pro football. Well, I probably enjoy the football a little more than she does.

First car: 1994 Toyota Celica

Aaron Bragman

Detroit Bureau Chief

Aaron Bragman

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.

First car: 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.

Leslie Cunningham

Multimedia Coordinator

Leslie Cunningham

Originally from Nebraska, I moved to Chicago to pursue critical writing at DePaul University. I quickly fell in love with the art of editing and have been working in the media field ever since. I took this love to Columbia College where I got my master’s degree in arts, entertainment and media management. I joined Cars.com in 2014 as an account manager, providing support to field sales reps and 200-plus dealerships. This gave me the opportunity to understand the retail side of the car business. I now have the opportunity to combine this knowledge with my love of multimedia.

My parents surprised me with my first car by telling me we were going to pick up a puppy. There was a beautiful car, but no puppy. I cried.

First car: A 2002 Mazda Millenia. Once again, not a puppy.

Paul Dolan

Visual Designer

Paul Dolan

I have worked in Chicago for 25-plus years as an illustrator and designer, partnering with a diverse group of newspapers, publishing companies, design firms and ad agencies. Since 2013, I have had the good fortune to add my illustration and design work to Cars.com in my role as visual designer. Outside work, my time is spent with my two younger boys playing board games and chasing them around the house, watching my son Jack's band Twin Peaks, and with my wife visiting as many events and exhibits in Chicago as time and baby-sitting dollars allow.

First car: A 1968 Plymouth VIP. I called it "The Boat" because it could seat four people across both the front and rear seats. Ultimately, it was a sad and unintentionally ironic moniker, as it would frequently stall in a heavy rain.

Patrick Masterson

Copy Editor

Patrick Masterson

Born in New York, raised in the Carolinas and professionally refined in Chicago, I'm fortunate to unite a lifelong enthusiasm for all things automotive with a degree in print journalism and mass communications. I spent my formative years absorbing a wide range of motoring publications and TV, but my work experience led me in a different direction with editorial dues paid at smaller business-to-business outlets and a notable global e-commerce startup. Only at Cars.com have the twain finally met.

First car: 1991 Ford Taurus SHO in black, gone but not forgotten
 

Fred Meier

Washington, D.C., Bureau Chief

Fred Meier

I came to Cars.com as D.C. bureau chief from USA Today, where I was automotive editor, and after three decades of newspapering. My lifelong love of cars (and the Cardinals) began in St. Louis — when it was still an automaking town and home to the Corvette. That love blossomed in Southern California and now is severely tested daily on the mean streets of Washington, D.C. I’m a big fan of wagons and hatchbacks. And I’m not a car snob — my greatest respect is for a vehicle that delivers on its purpose at a price real people can afford. That’s what takes the really hard work.

First car: A well-used ’68 Chevelle with my first Chevy small-block V-8.

Brian Normile

Production Editor

Brian Normile

I handle the scheduling and logistics for the cars we review here in Chicago and in our multivehicle Challenges. I joined Cars.com in 2013, providing technical support for consumers buying and selling cars, and I've carried that consumers-first attitude to my work on the editorial team. I've been a car nut since I was a little kid and used to entertain myself (and annoy my parents) on long drives by identifying oncoming cars at great distances. I grew up in the Philadelphia burbs, and I'm an avid supporter of all Philadelphia teams as well as Liverpool FC (because I needed more heartbreak in my life).


First car: 1997 Toyota 4Runner, which I still have today. It refuses to die.

Matt Schmitz

Senior Editor-Daily News

Matt Schmitz

Born and raised in the St. Louis suburbs and educated at the University of Missouri-Columbia, I've paid my dues as both a Chicagoan and journalist over the past decade and a half. I now use my experience and expertise to help car shoppers make informed choices. My automotive interests gravitate toward full-size luxury sedans and muscle cars, though I would only own a hybrid. You'll find me geeking out on Spielbergs and Kubricks, spinning Elvis and Prince, quoting Dickens and Durden, counting carbs and braking for shawarma. My other car is the Chicago Transit Authority.

First car: 1987 Dodge Ram (brown)

Brian Wong

L.A. Bureau Chief

Brian Wong

I joined Cars.com in 2010, leading the editorial content for a couple of smaller websites until I got called up to the “big leagues” in 2015. Now I review cars, help cover automotive news and events on the West Coast (best coast), and also contribute to PickupTrucks.com. I am a San Francisco Bay Area native who moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of California and have lived here ever since, which allows me to indulge my soft spot for convertibles on a year-round basis. My family always has kept a rotating garage with more vehicles than people for as long as I can remember, and my daily drivers have ranged from a brown Chevy Malibu wagon to a Porsche Boxster. I’ll take a manual over an automatic, a canyon over a freeway and Bruins over Trojans any day of the week.
 
First car: 1983 Toyota Tercel hatchback, with a manual everything, including the transmission, windows, locks and steering.
 

Mitch Golub

Mitch Golub

Mitch Golub joined Cars.com in July 1997 as the organization's first employee and went on to serve as its President for 18 years. In October 2014, Golub made the decision to step down as President and currently serves as a senior advisor to the leadership team while his longtime business partner, Alex Vetter, transitions into the role

Golub's primary focus as President was to execute the strategy of Cars.com, build product portfolios and maintain industry leadership. As advisor, he provides counsel to ensure the company's sales, marketing, product development, media and business development areas are closely aligned with the company's vision and positioned for sustainable growth.

Golub's tenure with Cars.com began after a successful 20-year career with the Tribune Co. While with Tribune, he leveraged his extensive background in product management to help 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 creation and launch 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.

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 featured speaker at the Driving Sales Executive Summit, the Forrester Automotive Summit and J.D. Power's Roundtable. Additionally, he provides frequent commentary and analysis to publications such as Automotive News, NADA's Auto Exec, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

William Swislow

William Swislow

William Swislow has guided the site's development since its inception in 1997

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.

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.

Alex Vetter

Alex Vetter

As one of the original members of Cars.com, Alex Vetter has helped shape the company from its initial concept into a leading online automotive destination, steering the organization's growth strategy while serving in a variety of executive roles. Vetter took the reins as Chief Executive Officer and President of Cars.com in November 2014 following the tenure of founding President Mitch Golub. In his role, Vetter assumes a wide range of responsibilities, including overseeing the company's strategic direction, business development and financial performance, as well as daily operations and product development.

Through Vetter's leadership, Cars.com has grown to over 1,300 employees 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 sales. Through his work, Vetter has helped establish a vibrant local marketplace for cars, enabling e-commerce activities with more than 20,000 retailers and every manufacturer, all whom connect with site users on a daily basis.

Vetter is also an active technology investor and sits on the boards of several digital technology companies, including RepairPal.com, a leading marketplace for service and repair.

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