AutoGravity names chief technology officer

IRVINE, Calif. - 

AutoGravity welcomed a new chief technology officer who is bringing experience from global firms such as eBay, Microsoft and Walt Disney.

On Tuesday, the online vehicle sales and financing platform appointed Sheng Wang as CTO to drive the company’s global engineering efforts. Wang joins AutoGravity’s executive team with responsibility for leading product and engineering to deliver a trustworthy and innovative car buying experience that empowers the consumer.

“Sheng is a true master of her trade, a trusted leader with the utmost command of product and engineering, uniquely qualified to take AutoGravity technology to the next level,” said Andy Hinrichs, founder and chief executive officer of AutoGravity, in a news release. 

“Sheng's authentic, hands-on leadership has been instrumental to our speed and success in setting the pace of digital retailing in the automotive industry. We are confident in her ability to rally our world-class engineering team to definitively own the digital car buying journey, beginning to end and beyond,” Hinrichs continued.

Prior to her appointment as CTO, Wang led AutoGravity product development as the company’s first director of product, building cross-functional teams to develop and launch the AutoGravity platform, as well as branded platforms for Volkswagen Credit and Kia Motors Finance.

Wang joined AutoGravity with more than 15 years of leadership experience in the technology industry and an uncompromising dedication to building dynamic teams and high-impact products that people love.

“As mobile technology matures and mobile usage continues to surge, more and more people are looking to shop and buy their cars online. Car shoppers want an easy way to find the right car, check affordability, secure their financing and get the car delivered to them in a few simple steps.” Wang said.

“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,” she continued.

As CTO at AutoGravity, the company said Wang will elevate the platform by applying her passion and expertise in user experience, customer relationship management, program management, project planning and workflow analysis to the forefront of the company's developmental efforts. Prior to AutoGravity, Wang led product development teams at eBay, Microsoft and Walt Disney.

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