DriverUp, an online marketplace for automotive financing, today announced that tech industry veteran Anthony Fratiani has joined its executive team as Chief Technology Officer. In this newly created position, Fratiani will oversee the continued build out of DriverUp’s consumer-facing side of the business.
“We are thrilled about Tony joining DriverUp and bolstering our technology pedigree,” DriverUp Co-Founder and CEO Sam Ellis shared. “Our mission is to establish a new standard of online auto finance for drivers, dealers and investors. Tony shares our vision and has the expertise to realize our objective of legitimately making auto finance a seamless digital experience.”
Fratiani brings 20 years of software development, quality assurance and business operations experience to DriverUp. Prior, he spent most of his career at Match.com, in various key technology roles helping the company transition from an early stage growth story to a global online dating powerhouse. He will oversee the build of DriverUp’s technology team, design and launch new product features, and expand the platform’s mobile functionality and adoption.
“I’m very excited about joining the movement that DriverUp is leading. DriverUp is the solution needed for transforming the auto finance process and I’m ready to apply my experience to elevate the company’s lead in technology innovation,” Fratiani commented.
Last September DriverUp reaped $20 million in a Series B round. Launched by a team of automotive and consumer finance veterans, DriverUp is backed by venture capital firms who led the Series B: RRE Ventures, Emerald Development Managers and SF Capital Group.