CHICAGO — today announced that Kevin Steele, the site's senior director of enterprise services, was named vice president of technology. In his new role, Steele will oversee the company's technology and development strategy.

"With more than 20 years of experience, Kevin has brought us unwavering technical savvy, strategic thinking and firm leadership," said Bill Swislow,'s CIO. "As looks to deliver the most innovative and efficient car shopping and selling experience for dealers and customers alike, Kevin was the clear choice to lead the charge."  

Steele joined in late 2010 after six months of consulting for the company. Assuming responsibility for architecture, project management and vendor management within the IT organization, he quickly produced results that led to a broader role that included oversight of enterprise tools. Steele led the technology group's broad restructuring efforts, designed to bring better products to market faster.   

"I am working with an extremely talented team," Steele said. "Our technologies are a major part of what makes us an industry leader and we have an incredible opportunity to up our game and develop the most innovative products for car shopping and selling."

Prior to, Steele was the director of Internet marketing technology at Allstate Insurance, where he was responsible for the platform.