FAST COMPANY: How do you prepare for a big meeting?
DOUGLAS LEBDA: I actually, generally, don't prepare for big meetings. I actually use meetings as a way to get good debate and and dialogue going and think if you over-prepare for those things, you generally will stifle the conversation.
How do you prepare for a big meeting?
Douglas Lebda is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Tree.com and has served in such capacity for LendingTree since January 2008. Mr. Lebda has also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of IAC since the end of 2005. Prior to assuming his current roles, Mr. Lebda served as the Chief Executive Officer of LendingTree, which he founded, since September 1998. Prior to his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of LendingTree, Mr. Lebda served as Chairman of the Board and President of LendingTree since June 1996. Before founding LendingTree in June 1996, Mr. Lebda worked as an auditor and consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Lebda is a member of the Board of Directors of Eastman Kodak.