Frustrated by getting his first mortgage, Doug Lebda saw a need to empower consumers in what is, for most, the largest financial transaction in their lives – financing a home. He envisioned a process where lenders would compete for the borrower's business in a fair and open marketplace. And through this process, lenders would be able to target exactly the right consumers to grow. With that vision and his passion for driving innovation, Doug founded LendingTree in 1996 which has revolutionized how consumers shop for loans and how lenders reach new customers.
After launching LendingTree nationally in July 1998, Doug led the company through a successful IPO in 2000, through the dot-com meltdown of 2001 and a successful sale to IAC/InterActiveCorp in 2003. From 2005 to 2008, Doug served as IAC's President and Chief Operating Officer, leading the company through a transition from a holding company to a unified operating company. In 2008, Doug rejoined LendingTree as it spun out from IAC as a separate public company. Today, LendingTree connects consumers and businesses more broadly than just mortgages including; cars, auto finance, education and home services. In addition to LendingTree and his non-profit work, Doug helps lead other companies that are transforming the way consumers transact online. He's the Chairman of the Board of Recyclebank (recently named one of the 50 most innovative companies in the world), Co-Founder of Tykoon (an innovative financial platform for families and children) and is an active mentor and angel investor.
Before founding LendingTree, Doug worked as an auditor and consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He holds a Bachelors degree from Bucknell University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Trent serves as LendingTree’s Chief Financial Officer. His tenure with LendingTree began in 2012 when he joined the organization as a Senior Financial Analyst. Trent has played a critical role in several high-visibility roles at LendingTree including Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Investor Relations, and company Treasurer.
During his time at LendingTree Trent has received several industry accolades. Institutional Investor named Trent to their All-America Executive Team in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. IR Magazine named Trent Best Investor Relations Officer list for Small & Mid-Cap companies in both 2019 and 2020.
Scott uses his 20+ years of business experience to guide LendingTree in its goal to revolutionize how consumers experience the insurance industry.
Over 15 years ago Scott launched QuoteWizard.com to help consumers navigate the insurance landscape, compare pricing, and find the best policy. Before he started QuoteWizard, Scott spent six years managing the operations of online marketing firm, WorldClass Strategy.
J.D. was named President of Marketplace and Chief Operating Officer in January of 2022. In this role, J.D. will oversee the Sales, General Management, Enterprise Operations, Corporate Development, and Customer Service teams.
Prior to joining the company, J.D. was Head of Americas Equity Capital Markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He spent more than 22 years at Merrill Lynch and Bank of America, in various roles in both Equity Markets and Investment Banking.
Jill joined LendingTree in October 2018 and serves as LendingTree’s Chief Human Resources Officer. Jill oversees and manages Human Resources, Real Estate and Facilities and the LendingTree Foundation.
Jill most recently served as the founding partner and owner of Charlotte-based Spivey & Olmstead, a boutique talent and leadership consulting firm. Prior to this, Jill served over 20 years with Wells Fargo (formerly Wachovia) in various Human Resources roles, most recently as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Human Resources. In this role, Jill led HR responsibilities for the Corporate Investment Banking business, which was comprised of almost 7,000 employees across the U.S., Western Europe and Asia. Her role later expanded to include corporate-wide International Operations in more than30 countries. Jill focused much of her career in building out talent and leadership development programs, employee engagement strategies, and developing high performing and inclusive cultures.
Arun joined LendingTree in October 2018 as Chief Information Security Officer. Arun leads the company’s information security organization in overseeing the confidentiality and integrity of LendingTree’s technology and information system, evaluating and addressing any potential risks, informing policies and expanding LendingTree’s overall information security capabilities.
Arun brings 20 years of Information Security experience to LendingTree. Most recently,
Carla has served as Chief Accounting Officer of LendingTree since 2013. She oversees all general and technical accounting, tax and SOX functions.
Carla joined the company in December 2012 from King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where she held various positions from 2001 until 2012, including Senior Vice President and Controller since 2005. Previously, Carla held various positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1993 until 2000, including Manager from 1998 until 2000.
Lisa joined LendingTree in 2021 to serve in the role of General Counsel. She oversees the company’s legal and compliance teams and advises leadership on legal, regulatory and compliance matters which affect LendingTree’s business.
With over 25 years of experience in legal affairs, Lisa has spent most of her career in the Financial Services industry strategically advising companies on growth initiatives, regulatory compliance, risk mitigation and corporate transactions. Lisa is a member of the Board of Advisors of New Era ADR and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago since 2013.
As the Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer at LendingTree, Shiv champions the creation of innovative experiences that delight consumers and deliver meaningful interactions for all of life's most important financial decisions.
Prior to joining LendingTree, Shiv successfully launched transformative marketing solutions for several companies including PepsiCo, The Expedia Group, and Visa. A collaborative leader with 20+ years of experience in digital marketing, Shiv has been recognized both domestically and abroad by Forbes, Ad Age, Adweek, Business Insider, and The Internationalist.
Jorge is the company’s SVP of My LendingTree and Partnerships bringing dedicated focus to all aspects of the membership-based financial services platform. Jorge leverages his experience as a strategy leader and operator of consumer-centric businesses at scale to elevate the role My LendingTree plays for the broader organization, My LendingTree members and LendingTree’s partners.
Before joining LendingTree Jorge was at Equifax where he was Head of Strategy for Global Consumer Solutions and helped craft, launch, and acquire Equifax’s financial wellness businesses and key fintech partnerships in both B2C and B2B2C markets across the US, UK, and Canada. De Castro’s career also includes senior leadership positions operating key consumer brands at Kraft, Georgia Pacific, and P&G.
Serving as LendingTree’s Chief Technology Officer, Scott leads the development operations for our web properties and the LendingTree App. With over 15 years of computer and software engineering leadership experience, Scott knows a thing or two about building world-class products for businesses and consumers alike.
Before joining the team at LendingTree, Scott worked in a number of software engineering and leadership roles developing new and innovative solutions. He has spent time with CTX, AOL, and Capital One.