Symonds secures top CarGurus job

CarGurus has appointed Amanda Symonds as its new managing director for its UK business.

Symonds joins the used car buying platform with over a decade of online marketplace business experience, helping to drive consumer demand, supplier engagement and revenue growth.

Sam Zales, president and chief operating officer, said: “I couldn’t be more excited to add Amanda’s broad talents to our international leadership team. We are fortunate to be acquiring her strategic, operational, and – most importantly – career development and people management ability to lead our UK business.”

Symonds added: “I’m thrilled be joining the senior leadership team of CarGurus and to be taking on the managing director role of the UK business. I know the UK car market as a consumer and I’m excited to apply my online marketplace knowledge to the rapidly changing automotive space.

“CarGurus has grown to become the number one player in the US, and it’s my intention to lead CarGurus UK, and PistonHeads, to new innovations and new heights via a team effort.”