Cars.com Inc. announced it has concluded its search for chief financial officer and has appointed Sonia Jain to the role.
Sonia joins CARS from Redbox and has more than 10 years of retail, technology and financial management experience. At Redbox, she served as CFO overseeing finance, treasury, strategy and analytics, and mergers and acquisitions activities. Prior to Redbox, Sonia served as vice president, finance and treasurer with Outerwall. She was previously an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and a consultant at McKinsey & Co.
“I am excited to welcome Sonia to the CARS leadership team. She brings deep experience in the multichannel media distribution space and will ensure the continuation of strong financial and executive leadership within our organization,” said Alex Vetter, president and CEO of CARS. “Sonia joins the Company at a time when we have established a strong liquidity position and successfully amended our credit agreement to see us through the pandemic period and beyond. I look forward to partnering with Sonia as the Company builds on its successes realized during prior quarters and continues our quest for market leadership.”
Jandy Tomy has served as interim CFO of CARS since January 2020. Jandy will resume her treasurer position as well as other finance responsibilities for the Company consistent with her personal objectives.
“On behalf of the executive leadership team and the board, I would like to thank Jandy for stepping into the role of interim chief financial officer, assisting us in our search for a new CFO and her stellar performance during this unprecedented time. Jandy’s deft leadership at a critical juncture for the Company enabled us to quickly lower operating costs while continuing to serve car shoppers and sellers. Jandy’s understanding of our business and strong relationships with our lender banks was vital to modify the credit agreement to compensate for the essential stimulus relief we provided to our dealer customers in the second quarter. We are pleased that Jandy will continue to play an important role at CARS and remain engaged in the business,” said Vetter.
“I am eager to be joining CARS during this inflection point for the business,” said Jain. “Much has been accomplished by the Company during a period of strategic transformation. I look forward to supporting CARS in the ambitious pursuit of accelerating growth and market leadership.”