Oct 7, 2019
Fred Lee serves as chief technology officer for Cars.com. In
this position, Lee manages the technical and data engineering teams
and is responsible for the product, data and operational
Prior to Cars.com, Lee was the vice president of digital
architecture at Grainger and chief technology officer at Gamut, a
fully-owned subsidiary of Grainger. Previously, Lee was the chief
technology officer at Belly, a six-year-old Chicago startup with
top-tier investors, such as Andreessen Horowitz and
Before his time at Belly, Lee was the chief information
officer and chief technology officer of Enova International, Inc.
(NYSE: ENVA). During his time at Enova, he helped launch eight
businesses in six different countries while managing a team of 250
engineers, five data centers, and multiple systems.
Lee served as the director of web strategy at Vail Systems
prior to joining Enova, where he was responsible for the creation
and development of the company’s web-based services and
Lee received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering
from Purdue University and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University
Chicago School of Law.