AutoGravity has appointed Sheng Wang as Chief Technology Officer. The move is a promotion for Wang, who was AutoGravity’s first Director of Product and helped launch the AutoGravity platform in addition to branded platforms for Volkswagen Credit and Kia Motors Finance.
“It has been rewarding to see how AutoGravity has already changed the car financing process and I can’t wait to continue the journey to provide the best digital car buying experience to all consumers,” Wang (pictured) said in a statement. As CTO, she will be tasked with applying her more than 15 years of experience leading product development teams at eBay, Microsoft, the Walt Disney Company, and most recently, AutoGravity, to help further develop the company’s auto shopping platform.
Calling her “a true master of her trade” and a “trusted leader with the utmost command of product and engineering,” AutoGravity CEO and founder Andy Hinrichs credited Wang for the company’s “speed and success in setting the pace of digital retailing in the automotive industry.” In addition to her experience in the technology industry, Wang has a Bachelor of Science from Taiwan University and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University.
AutoGravity leverages the power and convenience of mobile devices to make shopping for and financing new and used cars easier than ever. The company partners with banks and financial service companies – as well as car dealerships – to give prospective car buyers and leasers a seamless consumer journey from initial vehicle selection and application for credit through financing and delivery.
Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Irvine, California, AutoGravity demonstrated its platform at FinovateFall 2016, winning Best of Show. Named to the Fintech 100 for 2017’s Emerging Stars, the company surpassed the one million user milestone last month, and in October announced a partnership with Global Lending Services to make financing offers via the AutoGravity platform. Other agreements forged in 2017 include the partnership with Hyundai Capital America launched in September and an agreement with Westlake Financial Services in March.