LendingTree (TREE), the nation's leading online loan marketplace, today announced that Paul Tyma has joined the company as its new Chief Technology Officer.
Based in Charlotte at LendingTree's headquarters, Tyma will lead the company's technology strategy and operations.
Dr. Tyma received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University, focusing on Java and .NET performance, and has built and run engineering teams at LinkedIn and Morgan Stanley, along with his own companies. He also spent 3 years at Google as an engineer working on internal server development and has founded four technology-based startups including Preemptive Solutions, Mailinator, Home-account.com (later acquired by Bills.com) and Refresh, Inc. (acquired by LinkedIn). Additionally, Tyma is a frequent speaker, writer and author of one of the original Java books, "Java Primer Plus".
"We couldn't be more excited to welcome Paul to the LendingTree team, who has an impressive background in developing, launching and managing innovative web-based solutions," said Doug Lebda, founder and CEO of LendingTree. "Paul's extensive engineering experience and knowledge combined with his entrepreneurial background make him the perfect fit for our organization and a valuable addition to our executive team."
"Lending Tree has the perfect combination of world-class team, market opportunity, and innovative products," said Dr. Tyma. "Technology is at the heart of Lending Tree's advantage and I'm extremely excited to join the team and be part of its success."