Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> December 3, 2002

Douglas Lebda – Lendingtree Inc (tree)

DOUGLAS R. LEBDA is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LendingTree, Inc.', where he is responsible for the strategic direction of the company as well as anticipating and developing strategic and technology solutions in the online lending and technology industry. Mr. Lebda founded LendingTree after he envisioned how the Internet could effectively streamline the lending process for consumers and lenders. Prior to founding LendingTree, Mr. Lebda worked for Price Waterhouse in various capacities. Mr. Lebda also serves on the Boards of the Bucknell University Alumni Association and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a brief historical sketch of

LendingTree followed by a picture of things as they are now?

Mr. Lebda: LendingTree was founded in 1996 as an exchange,