CarGurus, Inc. announced the appointment of Ismail Elshareef as Chief Product Officer (CPO), effective February 1, 2024. With over 20 years of experience building highly engaging consumer transaction products and value-added solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), Elshareef will lead CarGurus? product strategy and roadmap with a focus on driving value to consumers, dealers, and the overall business.

Elshareef joins CarGurus with extensive product experience spanning established consumer brands, including Ticketmaster and sports media platform OneFootball, to growing software as a service (SaaS) providers such as UpKeep, an asset operations management solution serving SMBs. Prior to his role at CarGurus, he was CPO for OneFootball, a global sports media company covering 200 soccer leagues, where he played a key role in rebuilding team processes and refining strategy to accelerate growth. Before that, he led product, engineering, and infrastructure as CPO at UpKeep.

He also held leadership positions at Ticketmaster, as Senior Vice President for Consumer Products, and at automotive shopping platform as Executive Director, Open Platform. Elshareef has completed advanced executive education from Northwestern University'sKellogg School of Management. He also holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from California State University and a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.