Names Kevin Steel Vice President of Technology

  Names Kevin Steel Vice President of Technology

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2012

CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/, the premier online resource
for buying and selling new and used cars, today announced that Kevin Steele,
the site's Senior Director of Enterprise Services, has been named Vice
President of Technology. In his new role, Steele is responsible for overseeing
the company's technology and development strategy.

"With more than 20 years of experience, Kevin has brought us unwavering
technical savvy, strategic thinking and firm leadership," said Bill Swislow,'s Chief Information Officer. "As looks to deliver the most
innovative and efficient car shopping and selling experience for dealers and
customers alike, Kevin was the clear choice to lead the charge." 

Steele joined in late 2010 after consulting for the company for six
months. Assuming responsibility for architecture, project management and
vendor management within the IT organization, Steele quickly produced results
that led to a broader role that included oversight of enterprise tools.
Steele led the technology group's broad restructuring efforts, designed to
bring better products to market, faster. 

"I am working with an extremely talented team," said Steele. "Our
technologies are a major part of what makes us an industry leader and we have
an incredible opportunity to up our game and develop the most innovative
products for car shopping and selling."

Prior to, Steele was the Director of Internet Marketing Technology at
Allstate Insurance where he was responsible for the platform and
consistently creating and delivering technical capabilities to enable business
growth and customer value via the website.

ABOUT CARS.COM is an award-winning online destination for car shoppers that offers
information from consumers and experts to help buyers formulate opinions on
what to buy, where to buy and how much to pay for a car. offers
thousands of new and used vehicle listings, consumer reviews, side-by-side
comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and many
other tools. put millions of car buyers in control of their shopping
process with the information they need to make confident buying decisions.
Launched in June 1998, is a division of Classified Ventures LLC,
which is owned by leading media companies, including A.H. Belo (NYSE: AHC),
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune
Company and The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).


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