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Cars.com Inc (CARS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Scott Forbes

60 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

T. Alex Vetter

47 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Becky Sheehan

51 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Matthew Gold

2018 Chief Strategy Officer

Doug Miller

2018 Chief Revenue Officer

James Rogers

65 2016 Chief Legal Officer

Jerri DeVard

59 2017 Independent Director

Jill Greenthal

61 2017 Independent Director

Thomas Hale

49 2017 Independent Director

Michael Kelly

60 2018 Additional Independent Director

Donald McGovern

67 2017 Independent Director

Greg Revelle

40 2017 Independent Director

Bala Subramanian

46 2018 Independent Director

Bryan Wiener

47 2018 Additional Independent Director

Jandy Tomy

Vice President, Investor Relations & Treasury

Biographies

Name Description

Scott Forbes

Mr. Scott E. Forbes is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Scott has nearly 40 years of experience in operations, finance, mergers and acquisitions, business integration, and building online brands. Scott has had significant board experience with companies in the real estate, travel and media industries. He currently serves as Chairman of Rightmove plc, the UK’s number one online real estate company, and Ascential, an international business-to-media company. He previously served as a Director and the Chairman of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. from June 2013 until its sale to Expedia Inc. in September 2015. Scott also served as a consultant and director of NetJets Europe, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, from January 2008 to October 2009. From 1990 to 2005, Scott held several senior level positions at Cendant Corporation and its predecessor HFS Inc., which was a leading global provider of travel and residential real estate services, operating in more than 100 countries. He established Cendant’s international headquarters in March 1999 and was Cendant’s chief executive for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. During his tenure as group managing director, Scott led and participated in over 45 acquisitions and divestiture transactions and had additional portfolio responsibilities for non-travel and non-real estate related companies such as National Car Parks Ltd., Green Flag Limited and Cims. Scott holds a BS in Accounting from Rutgers University.

T. Alex Vetter

Mr. T. Alex Vetter serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Alex co-founded Cars.com and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since November 2014. As one of the founding members of Cars.com, Alex has helped shape the company from its initial concept into the leading digital automotive marketplace, which is recognized as a leader in both the automotive and online advertising spaces. Prior to serving as Chief Executive Officer, Alex served in a number of senior management roles for Cars.com, spanning product development, customer service, training, operations and sales. From 2006 until 2014, Alex served as Cars.com’s 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 Cars.com customers, partners and senior executives. In his roles as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Alex envisioned and executed on a strategy to grow Cars.com’s revenue from $200 million to over half a billion in sales across seven distinct sales channels, and successfully scaled the business across diverse client bases ranging from local operators to Fortune 100 companies. Prior to Cars.com, 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 BA in History and Psychology from Providence College.

Becky Sheehan

Ms. Becky A. Sheehan serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Cars.com, Becky served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FTD Companies, Inc., a floral and gifting retailer, from November 2013, when it was spun out of United Online, Inc. as an independent public company, through December 2016. From July 2006 through November 2013, Becky served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FTD Group, Inc. Prior to joining FTD Group, Inc., she had 19 years of experience in public accounting, including as an Audit Partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP and with Arthur Andersen LLP. Becky is a certified public accountant and holds a BA in Accounting from Illinois State University.

Matthew Gold

Mr. Matthew Gold is Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. Gold joins Cars.com from Alphabet where he developed strategies and partnerships based on insights and traffic from over a billion users. Most recently, he served as Head of Strategy and Operations for Emerging Market Product Partnerships at YouTube, helping drive growth of YouTube viewership in new markets. He started his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company where he provided counsel to senior executives on strategic growth and operations challenges. Gold earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and his JD and MBA from Northwestern University.

Doug Miller

Mr. Doug Miller is Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Cars.com, Miller was the Chief Executive Officer of Chatbox, an early stage technology company that created a messaging platform for sales and service teams to chat and exchange structured data with customers, ultimately embedding the technology into the AI-powered chatbots of a Fortune 50 company. Miller also 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 billionin sales. Previously, Miller held executive positions at Expedia, Ticketmaster and Citysearch, and he has extensive experience leading large sales and strategy teams as well as integrating acquisitions.

James Rogers

Mr. James F. Rogers serves as Chief Legal Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Cars.com, Jim served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Orbitz Worldwide, Inc., a global online travel company, from August 2012 until November 2015, when Orbitz was sold to Expedia, Inc. Prior to Orbitz, Jim was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for TLC Vision Corporation, a private equity-backed vision care company, from 2010 until 2012. Before joining TLC Vision Corporation, Jim was a partner with Latham & Watkins LLP. Prior to Latham & Watkins, Jim clerked for the Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg and for the Hon. Charles Clark. Jim currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for The Appleseed Foundation and the Active Transportation Alliance. Jim holds a JD from Columbia Law School, an MPA in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a BA in Economics from Yale University.

Jerri DeVard

Ms. Jerri L. DeVard is Independent Director of the Company. Jerri has more than 30 years of extensive multi-cultural marketing, eCommerce, brand management and leadership experience at large global brands. Jerri currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of Office Depot, Inc., a global supplier of office products and services, where she leads the eCommerce and Customer Service functions, as well as Marketing and Communications. She initially joined Office Depot as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in September of 2017, shortly before Office Depot acquired CompuCom Systems Inc. as part of its strategic transformation to a broader business services and technology products platform. From March 2014 until May 2016, Jerri also served as the Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of The ADT Corporation, a leading provider of home and business security services. She led ADT’s marketing efforts and oversaw all strategic, operational and financial aspects of its integrated marketing programs, which included brand advertising, digital marketing, communications, lead generation, sponsorships and more. From July 2012 to March 2014, Jerri was Principal of DeVard Marketing Group, a firm specializing in advertising, branding, communications and traditional/digital/multicultural marketing strategies. Prior to that, she served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Nokia Corporation from January 2011 to June 2012. Additionally, from 1998 until January 2003, she served as Chief Marketing Officer at Citi. Jerri has also held senior marketing roles at Verizon Communications Inc., Revlon Inc., Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings and the Pillsbury Company. Jerri holds an MBA in Marketing from Atlanta University Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics from Spelman College, where she served as a member of the board of trustees from 2005 to 2014.

Jill Greenthal

Ms. Jill A. Greenthal is Independent Director of the Company. Jill has advised and financed media companies for over 30 years, having worked in all sectors of the business. Since 2007, Jill has been a Senior Advisor in Private Equity at the Blackstone Group, a global asset management firm where she works closely with the global media and technology teams to assist in investments in those sectors. From 2003 until 2007, Jill served as a Senior Managing Director in Blackstone’s M&A group. Prior to joining Blackstone, Jill was Co-Head of the Global Media Group, a member of the Executive Board of Investment Banking and Co-Head of the Boston Office at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), an investment bank. She was also Co-Head of the Boston office of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), before its acquisition by CSFB. Prior to joining DLJ, she was Head of the Media Group at Lehman Brothers. Jill is also a Trustee of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The James Beard Foundation and Simmons College, and is an Overseer of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Jill holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Simmons College.

Thomas Hale

Mr. Thomas E. Hale is Independent Director of the Company. Tom is the President of SurveyMonkey, Inc., the world’s largest online survey company. Before joining SurveyMonkey, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of HomeAway, Inc., an internet marketplace for vacation rentals, where he managed the engineering, product, design and IT/operations teams and led the company through its initial public offering and subsequent acquisition by Expedia. During his tenure at HomeAway, he transformed the company from an advertising venue into a payments-enabled marketplace serving both the peer-to-peer consumer and the business-to-business property manager markets. Prior to joining HomeAway, Tom served as the Chief Product Officer of Linden Lab, a privately held American internet company, where he redesigned the consumer experience of Second Life, the largest user created 3D virtual world. Prior to that, Tom held several executive positions at Macromedia, where he built out the company’s developer and knowledge worker strategies. Following the acquisition of Macromedia by Adobe Systems Incorporated, Tom was responsible for the Acrobat family of products, including the revamped user experience for Acrobat and integration of the real-time collaboration tool Adobe Connect. Tom previously served as a member of the board of directors of ReachLocal, Inc., a public business-to-business digital marketing services firm, before its sale to Gannett Company, Inc., and of Intralinks Holdings, Inc., a public global technology provider of enterprise content management solutions, before its sale to Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. Tom holds a BA in History and Literature from Harvard University.

Michael Kelly

Mr. Michael Joseph Kelly is Additional Independent Director of the Company. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kelly Newman Ventures, an advisory and investment firm. Previously, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Channel Companies, a leading weather-focused media and technology company. Prior to that, he served as the President of AOL Media Networks where he pioneered the media network strategy through a number of successful acquisitions such as Advertising.com and Third Screen Media. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Kelly served as President of the Global Marketing group at Time Warner and from 2000 to 2002, as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of American Town Network. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Quantcast Corporation, American Town Network, and Dianomi. Previously, Mr. Kelly served on the Boards of Directors of Bankrate, Inc. and MediaMind. He also previously served as Chairman of the Boards of Directors of ColSpace Corporation and Unruly Group Limited. Mr. Kelly currently serves on the Board of the American Advertising Federation and the Board of Councilors of the Carter Center in Atlanta, and he is a founding member of The Kelly Gang. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. in Political Science.

Donald McGovern

Mr. Donald A. McGovern, Jr., is Independent Director of the Company. Don has deep financial and accounting experience, having retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in June 2013 following a 39-year career with the firm. During his time at PwC, Don directed the U.S. firm's services for large public company clients and gained extensive securities experience related to initial public offerings and other registration statements, periodic reporting, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and divestitures and the adoption and implementation of complex accounting standards and other regulatory standards. He was the Engagement Partner on over 20 Silicon Valley IPOs and concurring partner on at least 15 other IPOs. He served as Vice Chairman, Global Assurance, and held various other leadership roles at PwC, including lead director of the board of partners and principals of the U.S. firm and a member of PwC’s Global Board. Don is also a member of the NASDAQ Private Market Advisory Council and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Don holds an MBA from DePaul University and a BA in History and Political Science from Marquette University.

Greg Revelle

Mr. Greg Revelle serves as Independent Director of the Company. Greg is the Chief Marketing Officer of Kohl’s Corp., where he is responsible for the overall marketing organization and strategy, including the company’s focus on driving customer engagement through analytics, enhancing the loyalty platform, delivering personalization, increasing customer acquisition, accelerating traffic and building overall brand position. Prior to joining Kohl’s, Greg was the Chief Marketing Officer of Best Buy Company, Inc., where he led the company’s digital transformation along with redefining Best Buy’s brand positioning and customer strategy, developing sophisticated analytics capabilities, driving significant growth in the company’s loyalty program and enhancing operational efficiency. Prior to Best Buy, Greg served as the Chief Marketing Officer of AutoNation, Inc., where he rebranded the company to consolidate 15 regional brands into one unified national brand, and developed and launched new web and mobile app E-Commerce platforms. He also served as the Vice President of Worldwide Online Marketing at Expedia Inc. and as an investment banker at Credit Suisse. Greg holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Finance and Economics from Princeton University.

Bala Subramanian

Mr. Bala Subramanian is Independent Director of the Company. Bala is an experienced technology and digital executive with over 15 years of leadership and management experience in digital transformations and building out best-in-class consumer experiences in competitive environments. He is a highly respected executive with a proven track record of building high-powered organizations capable of delivering complex, reliable and highly-scalable solutions. Bala is currently the Chief Digital Officer of Best Buy Company, Inc., a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, personal computers, entertainment software and appliances, where he is responsible for Best Buy's Digital Organization, including technology strategy, various growth initiatives and the product teams that support the company’s $6 billion eCommerce business. Prior to that, Bala served as the Chief Technology Officer of Best Buy from 2012 to 2017. From 2008 to 2012, Bala served as Vice President, Technology Strategy and Enterprise Architecture of T-Mobile USA, Inc., one of the largest providers of wireless voice and data communications services in the United States. He held various leadership and technology strategist roles at T-Mobile from 2000 to 2008, including Senior Director, Systems Engineering & Strategy. During his time at T-Mobile, Bala was responsible for all aspects of architecture and technology strategy for the company. Prior to 2000, Bala held various positions at Omnipoint Communications Services, Inc., Ericsson, Inc. and DSC Communications, Inc. Bala holds an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, an MS from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Madras.

Bryan Wiener

Mr. Bryan Wiener is Additional Independent Director of the Company. He has served as the Executive Chairman of 360i, a leading digitally led advertising agency, since February 2014. He previously served as 360i's Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2013. Prior to 360i, Mr. Wiener was the Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Innovation Interactive, the privately held parent company of 360i and digital media SaaS provider IgnitionOne. Prior to that, he held a series of other senior management positions, including as President of Net2Phone Global Services and as General Manager at theglobe.com. Mr. Wiener also previously served as the Chairman of Expion, a social content optimization and analytics software SaaS company. Mr. Wiener currently serves on the Board of Directors of comScore, Inc. He also serves on the Advisory Boards for Interactive Advertising Bureau trade association and the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. Mr. Wiener holds an M.B.A from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a B.A. from Syracuse University.

Jandy Tomy

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