Kristen Kenny Joins CarGurus as VP of People and Talent
Former HubSpot Director Will Lead Recruiting and HR Operations for Car Shopping Site As It Expands Globally
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., February 3, 2016 -- CarGurus (https://www.cargurus.com), a leading automotive shopping website, today announced that Kristen Kenny has joined the company as Vice President of People and Talent, a new position. Kristen, formerly Director of People Operations at HubSpot, will be responsible for leading CarGurus' global human resources organization, including recruiting, company culture and employee development operations.
“Kristen brings tremendous relevant experience leading rapid corporate growth and global expansion, and we are thrilled to have her on board as CarGurus continues to grow in the U.S. and beyond,” said Jason Trevisan, CFO of CarGurus. “Our success hinges on our ability to support and inspire our people, and Kristen will help to foster the unique culture we have built here and continue to attract the best and brightest talent to our team.”
In the past year, CarGurus has doubled its staff and plans to add more than 100 new employees in 2016 in the U.S. and abroad. The website is now the second most trafficked car shopping website in the U.S. and has recently launched sites in Canada and the United Kingdom, with further global expansion scheduled for 2016.
“I am fortunate to be building on a strong foundation of success at CarGurus alongside such a smart, passionate and fun group of people,” said Kristen Kenny, VP of People and Talent. “We have big plans for growth, and with that, great opportunity for new Gurus to join in helping us radically change the way people shop for cars.”
Prior to joining CarGurus, Kristen was Director, People Operations, at HubSpot where she was the company's first in-house HR hire, responsible for building the human resource and recruiting function and scaling these to support the company's rapid international expansion. Prior to HubSpot, Kristen was Director, HR Business Partner at Endeca Technologies, where she helped expand the company into seven countries. Throughout her career, she's specialized in building custom infrastructure around HR operations and international expansions at startup companies.
Based in Cambridge MA, CarGurus has 230 employees. CarGurus was recognized in 2015 as a Top Place To Work by The Boston Globe , the #2 Best Place To Work by Boston Business Journal and The #1 Coolest Company to Work For by BostInno. CarGurus has also appeared on the Inc. Magazine 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies for the past five years. Available career opportunities at CarGurus can be found here: (https://careers.cargurus.com/).
Founded in 2007 by Langley Steinert, co-founder of TripAdvsior, CarGurus (https://www.cargurus.com) is a leading online automotive shopping destination focused on bringing transparency and efficiency to the car research and shopping experience. The site uses technology and market data analysis to help millions of automotive shoppers search for cars and quickly identify the best deals from top-rated dealers in their local area. Today, the site serves more than 18 million unique monthly users and more than 12,000 car dealerships, and ranks #1 among third party car shopping websites in the U.S. for mobile shopper traffic.