SAN FRANCISCO — LotLinx announced this week that it has appointed company cofounder Denise Chudy CEO, effective immediately, the company announced.
In her new role, Chudy will be responsible for all areas of LotLinx’s business, including strategic direction, development of key partnerships and customer relationships. LotLinx is an online retailing solution connecting online customers with dealership inventories.
“Denise is my true-cofounder of LotLinx. She and I came up with the model and she has been an integral part of our success from the very beginning,” said Len Short, founder of LotLinx. "LotLinx is growing at a faster rate than ever before. We’re outperforming each month and no one is more qualified than Denise to help us usher in this new phase of tremendous growth.”
Prior to LotLinx, Chudy worked in several executive positions at companies like The Weather Channel, Tremor Video, Cars.com and Google. At Cars.com, she served as vice president of national sales and was responsible for ecommerce and national advertising products and revenue. At Google, she founded and led the company’s automotive division.
Chudy received a bachelor's degree in advertising from the University of Illinois and holds a mater's of business administration in finance and marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
“Len and I envisioned this platform in 2012, and with the amazing technical skills of our CTO, Rob Vucic, our dealer customer base has more than doubled within the past year,” said Chudy. “Needless to say, I could not be more excited to move into the position of CEO.”