LendingTree CEO: I Nearly Scrapped the Business Before it Began

VIDEO: It was a career move Doug Lebda almost didn’t make. And one he said would have been a huge missed opportunity. He took the leap 14 years ago, and is now CEO of a company with a more than $685 million market cap that’s constantly looking to expand in the new digital space of today. The journey leading LendingTree (TREE) as founder and chief executive been one with its fair share of bumps in the road, but it’s one Lebda said has helped prove his entrepreneurial instinct true.