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LendingTree founder to speak at real estate event

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

Doug Lebda, president and chief operating officer of IAC, will present the "Story of an Entrepreneur" at Real Estate Connect San Francisco on Aug. 2. Lebda, one of online real estate's most successful entrepreneurs, will tell the story of how he went from a start-up founder to a top executive within Barry Diller's IAC, which also owns Ticketmaster, Home Shopping Network and The complete speaker lineup and conference program for Real Estate Connect are available online. A previous winner of Inman News' Innovator Award, Lebda is the founder of LendingTree, which he started in 1996 and led through the initial start-up phase, a national rollout in 1998, a successful IPO in early 2000, and its acquisition by IAC in 2003. Today, LendingTree has grown to more than $420 million in revenues, and is the anchor of IAC's growing stable of lending companies. Since the acquisition, Lebda has been responsible for other IAC real estate and mortgage ventures, including, RealE...