CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DRIVIN today announced the appointment of Mitch Golub, former President and Founder of Cars.com, to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. He is also an investor in the company.
Golub joined Cars.com in July 1997 as the organization's first employee and went on to serve as its President for 17 years. He was responsible for the day-to-day strategy and operations that transformed the company into a leading online automotive destination.
"Mitch is an experienced leader and pioneer in the automotive and digital industries and we are thrilled to welcome him to DRIVIN's board of directors," said Kayne Grau, DRIVIN's CEO. "His experience and counsel will be invaluable across all areas of our business as we grow quickly, creating disruption across the used car market, adding dealer partners and launching new markets. I know he will have an important and positive impact on our company."
Today, Golub is the President of MFG Digital Inc., an investment and consulting firm. Prior to Cars.com, he spent 20+ successful years with the Tribune Co., where he leveraged his extensive background in product management to help the company's new business initiatives, including the creation and management of start-ups in print, broadcast and online. Golub also held a leadership role in Tribune's emerging New Media Group, where he created and launched Digital City, in partnership with America Online. He received the Tribune Co.'s first Values Award, presented for business achievements demonstrating creativity and entrepreneurialism.
"DRIVIN brings together data-driven technology with a highly personalized service model to help dealers find and buy the right used cars, at the right price, for their local market," said Golub. "The industry is ready for a new way to find and source quality, used vehicles. I'm happy to be joining the Board of Directors at such an exciting time."
DRIVIN is revolutionizing the used car industry by bringing data and technology together in a first-of-its-kind, high-touch fashion to help dealers acquire the right cars, at the right price, right now. Combining highly personalized service with cutting edge technology and local market analytics, DRIVIN casts a nationwide net to find and vet quality, retail-ready, whole-sale priced vehicles, and connect them with dealers all across the country. Launched in 2015, DRIVIN is powered by CarCo Technologies.