Little joins The Zebra to build company’s finance function, bringing 20+ years of global finance and accounting experience from Match.com, Travelocity and AppFolio
AUSTIN, Texas — August 31, 2016 — The Zebra, the most comprehensive car insurance comparison marketplace in the U.S., today announced the addition of Brett Little as Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration. Little brings more than 20 years’ finance experience from Match.com, Travelocity and AppFolio, and will oversee The Zebra’s financial, legal, and human resources operations to help drive optimal consumer experience and continued disruption throughout the massive auto insurance industry.
“In a few short years, we’ve grown TheZebra.com into the most visited car insurance comparison website in the U.S. Now, with the addition of Brett, we can accelerate our growth as we strengthen the position of The Zebra and our partners,” CEO Adam Lyons said. “Brett has the right mix of skills and experience to complement an already world-class leadership team. We could not be more excited.”
Meet Brett Little, EVP of Finance & Administration
Little joins The Zebra after nearly four years at AppFolio, a California-based SaaS provider of workflow solutions, where he was part of the team that took the company public in 2015. Little’s tenure saw both a quadrupling of revenue and progress toward realizing operating leverage in the business.
Before AppFolio, Little was instrumental in growing the financial organizations at big-name consumer-facing brands Match.com and Travelocity. In his 10 years at Match.com, Little partnered with the leadership team as the company realized revenue and subscriber expansion and became a globally recognized name in the ever-popular world of online dating.
Prior to his tenure at Match.com, Little built and led a team at Travelocity that contributed to the company’s rapid revenue growth and emergence as a pioneer in the online travel industry.
At The Zebra, Little will focus on connecting all elements of the business to create the best possible product and experience for consumers seeking auto insurance in the modern, connected world.
“I’ve had great opportunities to grow fledgling ideas alongside industry-leading companies, and I’m incredibly excited to do that and more with The Zebra,” Little said. “The Zebra is already revolutionizing the highly regulated and complex auto insurance industry, which is a massive undertaking. I see so many opportunities to continue to tweak the formula and I’m excited to roll up my sleeves.”
About The Zebra
The Zebra is the most comprehensive online car insurance comparison platform in the U.S. Since 2012, the company has sought to bring transparency and simplicity to car insurance shopping — “car insurance in black and white.” With The Zebra’s real-time, side-by-side quote comparison tool, drivers can identify insurance companies with the coverage, service level, and pricing to suit their unique needs. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, The Zebra compares over 200 car insurance companies and provides agent support and educational resources to ensure drivers are equipped to make the most informed decisions about their car insurance.