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

President, Marketplace

As the president of the LendingTree Marketplace, Neil manages LendingTree’s daily marketplace operations including general management, sales, marketing, and contact center operations. Neil brings more than 20 years of leadership expertise to his role.

J.D. Moriarty J.D. Moriarty

J.D. Moriarty

President, LendingTree Next

In May 2021, J.D. took on an expanded operational role as President of LendingTree Next, the division which includes our logged-in consumer experience, strategic business development & partnerships, corporate development, and enterprise operations management.

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.