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Christopher Claus
Christopher Claus
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Christopher Claus has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2014 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors since February 2016. From December 1994 to March 2014, Mr. Claus served in various senior executive roles at USAA, a Fortune 150 diversified financial services company, most recently as Executive Vice President of USAA Enterprise Advice Group and President of USAA Financial Services Group. Previously, he served as the Senior Vice President and then President of USAA Investment Management Company. Mr. Claus also served as the Vice President of Investment Sales and Service. Prior to USAA, Mr. Claus was Vice President of Equity Trading and Retirement Plans at Norwest Investment Services, Inc. Mr. Claus holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota—Duluth and an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas.

   
Robert Buce
Robert Buce
Director

Robert Buce has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2005. Mr. Buce served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 2005 to September 2008. Prior to joining us, Mr. Buce founded and served as Chief Financial Officer and a senior member of the management team of Build-To-Order, Inc., an automotive company focused on modularized outsourced manufacturing of vehicles. Prior to Build-To-Order, Mr. Buce held a variety of senior management positions, including Managing Partner, at KPMG LLP, an accounting and advisory firm, and Managing Director at BearingPoint, Inc., a related consulting firm. Mr. Buce also served on the board of directors of KPMG LLP from March 1991 to November 1995. Since July 2000 Mr. Buce has served as Chairman of PalisadesHoldings, a sole proprietorship providing independent advisory assistance to a variety of technology services and consumer products and services commercial enterprises. Mr. Buce served on the board of Intersection Technologies, Inc., parent company of F&I Express, a provider of software and services to the automotive industry. Mr. Buce is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of California and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Buce holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

   
Steven Dietz
Steven Dietz
Director

Steven Dietz has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February 2006. Mr. Dietz has been a Partner at Upfront Ventures, a venture capital firm, since its founding in 1996. During his career, Mr. Dietz has overseen numerous investments in the automotive industry. Mr. Dietz holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado.

 

   
Ion Yadigaroglu
Ion Yadigaroglu
Director

Ion Yadigaroglu has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2007. Since July 2004, Mr. Yadigaroglu has served as a Managing Principal at Capricorn Investment Group LLC, an investment firm. Mr. Yadigaroglu holds a Masters in Physics from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich in Switzerland and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Stanford University.

   
Erin Lantz
Erin Lantz
Director
Zillow Group

Erin Lantz leads Zillow Group’s efforts to empower consumers with information and tools to make smart decisions about financing homes. Since joining in 2010, Lantz has built one of Zillow Group’s fastest growing and most profitable businesses, despite operating in a highly regulated environment and in an industry slow to adopt innovative consumer technology. Prior to joining Zillow Group, Lantz was a senior vice president at Bank of America where she led the Direct-to-Consumer purchase home loan business. Before entering the mortgage industry, she worked at the Boston Consulting Group. 

   
Wes Nichols
Wes Nichols
Director
TrueCar

Wes Nichols is a leading authority in predictive analytics and ‘big data’ analytics, working with multi-nationals and their executives to deploy smarter planning, allocation and attribution via data-driven decisions. MarketShare, a Neustar Solution, has become one of the world’s largest analytics companies for Chief Marketing Officers. He is also the author of the Harvard Business Review cover story called “Advertising 2.0”, detailing how companies like Ford, MasterCard, EA and others have brought state-of-the-art analytics to their marketing decisions. Prior to starting MarketShare, Wes was with Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC) as President and CEO of TEQUILA, one of the world’s largest digital agencies, where he developed digital marketing solutions for clients like Nissan, Sony, Pfizer, Adidas, and numerous other brands.

 
John Mendel
John Mendel
Director
   
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