LendingTree Appoints Sam Mischner to Lead Lender Sales

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LendingTree, the leading online source for competitive loan offers, has announced the addition of Sam Mischner to its senior leadership team as senior vice president of sales.

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Mischner began his career in the mortgage industry as a loan officer before founding his own mortgage company, which he merged and later sold. He joins LendingTree from Strategic Lending Group, where he most recently started and scaled a mortgage division for their bank holding company. Mischner was responsible for running sales, marketing, operations and technology.

"We're thrilled to have Sam join the team. As a mortgage leader, he brings a deep wealth of industry knowledge that will enable us to build out our local distribution models. And as the mortgage business shifts from primarily refinance to a more purchase-driven market, his experience and understanding of the industry will be instrumental and invaluable to our lender network," said Gabe Dalporto, CMO and president of mortgage at LendingTree.

"I'm excited to be part of an amazing company with a brand that focuses on the consumer experience," said Mischner. "LendingTree is helping move the industry in an exciting direction of innovation and technology. My goal is to grow and enhance sales by helping our existing lenders diversify while expanding our network by educating banks and lenders about the quality borrowers that come through our platform."

Mischner will be responsible for new lender sales, account management and lender operations, working closely with account managers and over 300 lenders on the LendingTree network.

About LendingTree, LLC

LendingTree, LLC is the nation's leading online source for competitive home loan offers, empowering consumers during the mortgage, refinance or auto loan process.  LendingTree provides an online marketplace which connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business, as well as an array of online tools and information to help consumers find the best loan. Since inception, LendingTree has facilitated more than 30 million loan requests and $214 billion in closed loan transactions. LendingTree provides access to lenders offering mortgages and refinance loans, home equity loans/lines of credit, and more. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of Tree.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE). For more information go to www.lendingtree.com, dial 800-555-TREE, join our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @LendingTree.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Megan Greuling
(704) 943-8208
Megan.Greuling@tree.com

SOURCE LendingTree



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