CarGurus appointed a new managing director for its U.K. business. Amanda Symonds will lead both the teams of CarGurus U.K. and PistonHeads.

Symonds (LinkedIn profile) has worked in senior positions for online marketplace businesses for more than 10 years, including six years at online travel business TripAdvisor. She started her career as a chartered accountant and moved into investment banking, managing a number of mergers and acquisitions. She also worked as a personal coach and mentor.

“We are fortunate to be acquiring her strategic, operational, and – most importantly – career development and people management ability to lead our U.K. business,” said Sam Zales, CarGurus president and COO.

“I know the U.K. car market as a consumer and I’m excited to apply my online marketplace knowledge to the rapidly changing automotive space,” said Symonds.

“CarGurus has grown to become the number one player in the U.S., and it’s my intention to lead CarGurus U.K., and PistonHeads, to new innovations and new heights with the help of the teams.”

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