LendingTree Enhances Leadership Team with New Chief Technology Officer, Paul Tyma

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 12, 2016 – LendingTree® (NASDAQ: 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."

About LendingTree
LendingTree (NASDAQ: TREE) is the nation's leading online loan marketplace, empowering consumers as they comparison-shop across a full suite of loan and credit-based offerings. 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 55 million loan requests. LendingTree provides free monthly credit scores through My LendingTree and access to its network of over 350 lenders offering home loans, personal loans, credit cards, student loans, personal loans, business loans, home equity loans/lines of credit, auto loans and more. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of LendingTree, Inc. For more information go to www.lendingtree.com, dial 800-555-TREE, like our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @LendingTree.