Former Cengage Learning HR executive to lead CarGurus’ people & talent organization to support company’s continued growth
CarGurus, a leading global automotive marketplace, announced the appointment of Andrea Eldridge as Chief People Officer. In this new role, Eldridge will oversee all people operations at the company, including talent acquisition and management, diversity, equity and inclusion, leadership development and total rewards, among other areas.
CarGurus is now the most visited automotive shopping site in the U.S.1, and the fastest growing in the U.K.2. The company currently employs nearly 1,000 people located globally across offices in Cambridge, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dublin and London.
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“Our people are at the center of CarGurus’ success and future growth, and we are hyper-focused on supporting and developing our teams while continuing to attract world-class talent,” said Sam Zales, President and COO at CarGurus. “Andrea has a wealth of experience leading people operations and marketing at technology businesses, and she has a proven track record shaping organizational culture and strategy to drive business results. We are thrilled to welcome her to the executive leadership team at CarGurus.”
“CarGurus’ commitment to its people and culture has been a key driver of the company’s success, and that is a strong foundation to build on,” said Eldridge. “I could not be more excited to be joining such an impressive team, and I look forward to collaborating on continued innovation and growth.”
Andrea brings deep experience using a customer-centric and data-driven approach to talent management, with a strong focus on employee experience and organizational strategy. Prior to joining CarGurus, Andrea was Senior Vice President of Talent and Employee Experience at Cengage Learning, a leading education and technology company, where she oversaw the full employee journey including talent acquisition, employee engagement, internal communications, culture, inclusion & diversity, and learning & leadership development. Prior to Cengage, she held various leadership positions in talent and general management at Ahold USA, a leading global grocery retailer, and served in marketing roles at Digitas, a global marketing and technology agency. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College.
In 2019, CarGurus was named to Fortune’s “Great Places to Work” list and Computerworld’s “Best Place to Work in IT” list. The company has also ranked on the Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work list for the past five years.