Meet Our Recruiters

Meet Our Recruiters

The driving force of our business

Courtney

Senior Director, Recruiting

Charlotte

What qualities makes someone successful at LT?

The successful employee at LendingTree is someone who’s curious and constantly striving for improvement – personally and for the business. There is a sense of entrepreneurship here that allows people to grow, learn and innovate but it’s up to each individual to take ownership and make it happen.

In your opinion, what makes LT different from other places you’ve worked?

LendingTree is a big brand in a start-up feeling environment. We have a culture of really smart, passionate people who have some fun while achieving their goals. The perks are pretty nice, too!

What has been your most memorable moment at LT?

I’ve been here for over 10 years so there have been a lot of memorable moments along the way! Working with the Creative team on the crazy career site videos was a highlight. The growth we’ve seen over the last few years and having a hand in building our team is the most satisfying part.

If you were to perform in the circus, which act would you most want to perform?

I’d want to ride a motorcycle around the dome. I have a bit of an adrenaline junkie tendency.

What is your favorite waste of time or guilty pleasure?

I love a good Netflix binge. My list is pretty stacked with travel and cooking shows, along with the Netflix standards.

Chris

Recruiting Manager

Charlotte

What qualities makes someone successful at LT?

They have grit and they’re fun to work with. Someone with those two traits will accomplish great things at LendingTree.

What would you give as an interview tip to someone?

Prepare, prepare, prepare. Learn everything you can about the company and the people you’ll be interviewing with. You need to spend time practicing your answers to likely interview questions. The 7th time you give an answer to a question will inevitably be much better than your 1st, so let the first 6 times be in front of a mirror. Situational questions can me the most difficult to answer so spend most of your time practicing them. Also, looking at the job descriptions for other positions will give you a better understanding of the traits the company likes to see. Lastly, you should practice doing case studies – there are a ton of examples online.

What is your favorite aspect about your job?

The people! Yes, LendingTree is very selective in who we hire but a great byproduct of that is we get to work with bright, passionate, hard-working people every day.

If you had a time machine that would work only once, what point in history would you want to visit?

I would go back to March, 14, 44 BC and tell Julius Caesar to call in sick for work the next day.

Name one thing on your “bucket list”.

Answering questions for a Recruiting Spotlight. Check.

What advice have you received that’s been the most rewarding?

Never play cards with a guy who has a city for a first name. “Chicago” Miller and “Detroit” Johnson will clean you out. Every. Single. Time.

Lisa

Senior Recruiter

Charlotte

In your opinion, what makes LT different from other places you’ve worked?

Hands down, the people! LendingTree attracts and recruits some of the smartest, most passionate and highly driven people.

What qualities makes someone successful at LT?

We are always looking for people to make us better so in my mind, those who: challenge the status quo, search for new ideas, are proactive, candid about success and shortfalls, are intellectually curious and like having fun. Really, those who embody our core principles, that’s who we are!

What is your favorite aspect about your job?

I am a career matchmaker! I love what I do and nothing is more satisfying than connecting people with a great opportunity and seeing them empowered to reach their highest potential. Oh, and I work with some really cool people!

On the weekends, you are most likely to find me ________?

Running. Whether it’s a 5k, chasing my kids or to the store, I am always running!

What is your favorite waste of time or guilty pleasure?

Shopping! A girl can never have too many shoes!

Zach

Technology Recruiter

Charlotte

Describe the ideal candidate.

Continued interest in the latest tech offerings and a daily goal to be better each day. The best candidates also know how to strike a balance between working independently – fighting through a challenge, and asking for help.

What has been your most memorable moment at LT?

It’s my first day! Lunch stands out. Seriously though the effort put in to gauging whether I would be a fit here, as well as gauging my interest to join was amazing. You get a full picture of what life working at LendingTree will be throughout the interview process.

In your opinion, what makes LT different from other places you’ve worked?

There is a true focus on creating a culture of people that take their job seriously but not themselves. People shouldn’t dread going to work and it’s painful to see friends and family not enjoying what they do. We can be about the bottom line but have fun getting there.

If you were to perform in the circus, which act would you most want to perform?

It’s like Russian nesting dolls, but with Unicycles.

If you had a time machine that would work only once, what point in history would you want to visit?

I’d explore the Galapagos with Darwin.

Tray

Technology Recruiter

Charlotte

What qualities makes someone successful at LT?

Passion for what you do and a positive attitude. Lending Tree is a very collaborative company that does an excellent job of bringing different departments together to work towards a common goal, so being able to work well with others is paramount.

What would you give as an interview tip to someone?

Do your research! Learn about our company culture and reflect on the reason you’d like to work at Lending Tree. Be willing to do the extra things that show us how you’re different than any other candidate. Above all else, we want people that REALLY want to work here!

What has been your most memorable moment at LT?

It’s a tie between my 1st in-person interview and my 1st Town Hall meeting. The interview was so memorable because I was just completely taken away by the company culture; just how laid back and “cool” everything seemed. The Town Hall meeting because it showed me just how passionate everyone here is – from executives to interns, you could tell that people LOVE this company, and the results speak for themselves.

If you were to perform in the circus, which act would you most want to perform?

I’d want to be the lion tamer, subduing some of the most fearsome creatures on earth!

Name one thing on your “bucket list”.

Well, it’s not so much a single thing, but for me I want to spend as much time as possible enjoying time with my kids before they’re all grown up.

Violet

Recruiting Operations Manager

Charlotte

Describe the ideal candidate.

Someone with great values, work ethic, and great work attitude.

Why did you choose to work at LT?

I saw the recruiting video and I was sold!

What is your favorite aspect about your job?

The people I work with!

If you were to perform in the circus, which act would you most want to perform?

Flying trapeze!

Name one thing on your “bucket list”.

Travel through Southeast Asia aboard the Oriental Express train.

Heather

Business Partner

Jacksonville

Why did you choose to work at LT?

It was a very easy decision to make! I feel honored to be able to work for such an innovative company and I believe strongly in our brand purpose, which is to help simplify financial decisions for life’s meaningful moments through choice, education and support.

In your opinion, what makes LT different from other places you’ve worked?

The genuine openness, candidness, and approachability of every member of the management team right up to the CEO is unlike anything I have experienced throughout my career thus far.

What qualities makes someone successful at LT?

The ability to own your role, take charge, and partner well with the resources that are available to you.

What is your favorite waste of time or guilty pleasure?

Spending the day at the beach with the latest People magazine and a cocktail!

Name one thing on your “bucket list”.

Travel around Europe.

Alanna

Recruiting Coordinator

Charlotte

What would you give as an interview tip to someone?

The advice I would give is just be yourself. Second, I would say relax; as Brendetta told me while I sat and waited for my interviewer to come get me.

What has been your most memorable moment at LT?

My most memorable moment was having lunch with my team my first week and getting to meet all the great people I’ll be working with.

What is your favorite aspect about your job?

My favorite aspect is the collaboration across different teams. I enjoy seeing the recruiting process in full effect and understanding how every person really does play an important part in making the company great.

In your opinion, what makes LT different from other places you’ve worked?

The culture, LendingTree really does feel like my second home. New hire happy hour wasn’t bad either.

If you were to perform in the circus, which act would you most want to perform?

I would absolutely be the clown, I’m always joking and laughing.

How would you friends describe you?

Crazy, direct and down to earth.

Name one thing on your “bucket list”.

One thing on my bucket list is to visit all 50 states.