Meet the leadership

Doug Lebda Doug Lebda

Meet the leadership

Doug Lebda

CEO and Company Founder

After experiencing the frustrations and complexities of getting his first mortgage, Doug envisioned a way to simplify the loan shopping process. Instead of physically going to multiple banks, customers could go to a website where the banks would compete for their business. That was 1996, and the website would become the one you’re reading right now.

Neil Salvage Neil Salvage

Neil Salvage


As the president, Neil manages LendingTree’s daily operations including general management, sales, marketing, business development, and contact center operations. Neil and his team are responsible for managing the company’s financial metrics. He brings more than 20 years of leadership to his role.

J.D. Moriarty J.D. Moriarty

J.D. Moriarty

Chief Financial Officer

J.D. joined the Company in June 2017 as Senior Vice President for Corporate Development, responsible for strategic acquisitions. In August 2017, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer, and continues to have responsibility for Corporate Development.

Sushil Sharma Sushil Sharma

Sushil Sharma

Chief Product Officer

Sushil joined LendingTree in July 2018 and oversees product and analytics teams across the organization, utilizing product innovation to help simplify financial decisions for consumers. Sushil came on board to help drive growth for all LendingTree businesses as the company underscores its focus on delivering best-in-class products to both lenders and consumers.

Jill Olmstead Jill Olmstead

Jill Olmstead

Chief Human Resources Officer

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.

Arun Sankaran Arun Sankaran

Arun Sankaran

Chief Information Security Officer

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.

Carla Shumate Carla Shumate

Carla Shumate

SVP, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer

Carla has served as Chief Accounting Officer of LendingTree since 2013. She oversees all general and technical accounting, tax and SOX functions.

Adithya Yaga

Chief Strategy Officer

Adithya joined LendingTree as its Chief Strategy Officer in late 2019 after serving four years at Amazon. He looks at the big picture of how the company operates and finds ways to make it better.