Alex co-founded and has served as President and CEO since November 2014. Since becoming CEO, Alex has taken public and transformed the Company's business model from an online listings and content provider to a full marketplace solutions platform, uniting media, digital solutions and data to drive efficiencies for the auto industry. Alex has also diversified the Company's revenue streams with the strategic acquisition of Dealer Inspire and the productization of's more than 20-years of data, accelerating the Company's digital solutions and data strategies

Alex is passionate about empowering users and leveraging technology to enable businesses to keep local at the center of digital community and commerce. Prior to his role as chief executive officer, he developed the go to market systems to expand nationally and served as senior vice president and chief operating officer bringing an intimate knowledge of the Company's business as well as close working relationships with all major customers, partners and senior executives.

Prior to, Alex served as Manager of Business Development of Classified Ventures from 1997 to 1998, and as Business Development Manager of Tribune Interactive/Tribune Media Services from 1996 to 1997.

Alex holds a B.A. in History and Psychology from Providence College.


Doug has served as Chief Revenue Officer since July 2018. He oversees the Company's sales channels and revenue operations, building on customer relationships with nearly 20,000 local automotive dealers as well as major dealer groups, national brands and OEMs. Doug is leading the transformation of the go-to-market organization to help expand the Company from a listings model to a business where media, digital solutions and data all work together to support customers' goals and growth of the business.

Prior to joining, Doug served as Chief Revenue Officer at online consumer marketplace LivingSocial where he helped grow the company from a small start-up to a global enterprise with nearly $2 billion in sales. Previously, he held executive positions at Expedia, Ticketmaster and Citysearch.

Doug holds a B.A. in Sociology from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY.


Jim has served as Chief Legal Officer since October 2016. He is responsible for the legal aspects of the Company's securities and corporate governance, and as such leads the Company's compliance and ethics, cybersecurity and privacy functions. He also manages the legal aspects of the Company's M&A, commercial and contract, intellectual property, executive compensation, and labor and employment activities. Jim has helped achieve a number of important milestones, including spinning off as an independent, publicly traded company as well as acquiring Dealer Inspire and establishing a $900 million credit facility.

Prior to joining, Jim served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Orbitz Worldwide, Inc., a global online travel company. Jim was also the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for TLC Vision Corporation, a private equity-backed vision care company. Before joining TLC Vision Corporation, he was a partner with Latham & Watkins LLP. Early in his career, Jim clerked for the Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg and for the Hon. Charles Clark.

Jim holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, an MPA in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.


Brooke has served as Chief Experience Officer since December 2019. In this position, she leads the strategy for all product, design and marketing functions to create a seamless experience for our shoppers and sellers. Prior to this role, Brooke served as Chief Marketing Officer since 2016 where her strong track record of optimizing marketing effectiveness and implementing forward-thinking brand strategies has taken the more than 20-year-old automotive company from 0-to-100, setting her apart as a female marketing leader driving innovation and fresh thinking in the automotive industry.

As part of her commitment to growth marketing, Brooke made strategic new hires to enable to take SEO optimization, customer acquisition and analytics infrastructure to a new level, and spearheaded the efforts to bring the company's digital media buying services in-house, allowing the team to be nimbler and more responsive to consumer needs. Her career has been defined by digital businesses with an eye toward optimizing marketing effectiveness through data-driven insights.

Before joining in 2016, Brooke 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 forFortune200 clients. Prior to her time at Avant and Twitter, Brooke was senior vice president of brand strategy at DigitasLBi from 2011 until 2014.

Brooke received her Bachelor of Arts from Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.


Fred has served as Chief Technology Officer since May 2018. In this position, he manages the technical and data engineering teams and is responsible for the product, data and operational platforms. Fred is leading the CARS technology transformation by modernizing and building a faster and more efficient platform that accelerates innovation of products and solutions for car buyers and sellers.

Prior to CARS, Fred was the vice president of digital architecture at Grainger and chief technology officer at Gamut. Previously, he was the chief technology officer at Belly, a six-year-old Chicago startup with top-tier investors and Enova International, Inc.

Fred received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.


D.V. has served as Chief People Officer since May 2019, leading all aspects of Human Resources. Passionate about empowering people and their career development, he is attracting, retaining and developing the best talent to drive the future of automotive retail by further expanding and innovating the use of HR technology across CARS. He also helps foster an environment and culture that keeps diversity and inclusion at the center of everything CARS does.

Prior to his role at CARS, D.V. led Human Resources, Strategy and Enabling Functions at Tyson Foods, Inc. He also worked in HR for Whirlpool Corporation, leading global diversity.

A native of Chicago, D.V. received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame with a focus in Strategy. He graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Economics and received master's degrees in Education and in Labor and Employee Relations.


Dean has served as Executive Vice President since October 2019. In this position, he is helping develop cutting edge marketing solutions for dealers and automakers to increase sales through integrated and innovative strategies. Dean is a renowned automotive industry leader, with more than 20 years of experience driving success at major automotive brands with a focus on sales through next-generation marketing and technology solutions.

Prior to joining CARS, Dean enjoyed four successful years as CMO of Hyundai Motor America and three years as CMO of Subaru of America. He has also served in executive roles at, Dealix, and LotLinx.


Jandy has served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer since January 2020. She leads accounting, finance and analytics, treasury and investor relations. Prior to her role as Interim Chief Financial Officer, Jandy served as Vice President of Treasury and Investor Relations since March 2017 where she was involved in the company's accounting, budgeting and financial functions, and responsible for building and maintaining relationships with institutional shareholders, sell side analysts and bankers. In her time at CARS, Jandy led the efforts around the credit agreement that financed the Company's spinoff from Tegna International as well as the amendment to the credit agreement allowing more flexibility to respond to marketplace changes.

Jandy was previously the Vice President of Finance at FTD, at the time an international company with one of the largest floral networks in the world. During her tenure, she worked on the company's IPO, a $100 million secondary stock offering and domestic and international public and private acquisitions, including $800 million sale of FTD to United Online, $430 million acquisition of Provide Commerce, and $125 million purchase of UK-based Interflora Holding Limited.

Jandy holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana and is a CPA.


With a passion for computer programming and moving metal, Joe co-founded Dealer Inspire in 2013 to build new solutions to help dealers win. In a few years, Dealer Inspire has grown to 600 employees serving over 3,000 clients and 24 OEM brands with game-changing innovation as part of the CARS family of companies.

Joe began his career on the Ford assembly line at age 20, reading his college textbooks seconds at a time in between building cars. Over the next decade Joe gained experience at many different levels in the automotive industry — including Ford Marketing and Sales, dealership General Manager, and BDC Manager.

Joe is also committed to community service by serving on the board for three local charities: Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, One for the Kids, and Loaves and Fishes.