LendingTree, the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, has announced a series of senior executive appointments to fully align the company’s management team for rapid scale and to leverage new growth opportunities.
Gabe Dalporto, who joined the company in April 2011 as CMO and was named President, Mortgage in February 2013, will assume a new role as Chief Financial Officer, leading the initiative to build a finance and analytics function for the next phase of the company’s growth.
Nikul Patel will become LendingTree’s Chief Operating Officer, an expansion of his prior Chief Product and Technology Officer role. In this new role, Nikul will be responsible for the day-to-day business operations for the lending businesses in addition to his product and technology responsibilities. Since joining in June 2012, Nikul has driven the company’s rapid rollout of innovative new products and business lines.
Paul Onnen will join the company as Chief Technology Officer. Paul brings over 25 years of experience directing, developing and executing innovative enterprise and web-based products and services for leading organizations including Google, Expedia, WebMD, Nordstrom.com and Intel, as well as several successful start-up companies. Most notably, Paul led the effort to re-architect and successfully launch a new version of the Expedia.com platform, the largest such project in the company’s history.
Neil Salvage will fill the newly created role of Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for all revenue for the company, leading the sales, contact center and lender partnership teams. Neil joined the company in July 2013 to run LendingTree’s home services business and later assumed the additional responsibility of managing the company’s contact center.
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