CHICAGO (June 22, 2016) — Cars.com, an online automotive marketplace, has named Tony Zolla chief product officer, effective immediately.
He is responsible for defining the company's product strategy for both consumers and customers, overseeing the development and launch of new products while guiding the innovation of existing properties, according to Cars.com. Mr. Zolla reports directly to the CEO and President Alex Vetter and is based at the company's Chicago headquarters.
“Tony is a widely respected leader in digital commerce who will utilize his broad understanding of consumer and marketplace behavior, coupled with deep technology expertise, to drive our consumer-first approach at Cars.com,” Mr. Vetter said, noting Mr. Zolla's “excellent track record of leading product innovation and creating seamless experiences across web, mobile and retail store channels” while aligning with the firm's multi-channel approach to enable Cars.com to “help consumers win throughout the car ownership lifecycle.”
Mr. Zolla comes to Cars.com with 18 years of progressive experience building and leading high-performance organizations at top consumer brands. Most recently, he was senior vice president of product and customer experience for the $2 billion retailer Redbox. Prior to that, he served as vice president of digital product management, user experience and technology at Ticketmaster, where he led global ecommerce product management, UX design, product engineering, and technical operations for the company's marketplace offerings. At Ticketmaster he was responsible for strategy and roadmap development for both B2B and B2C products.