Sam joined CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG) in 2014 and has served as Chief Operating Officer since 2017. In this role, he leads worldwide sales and business operations for the company. CarGurus operates automotive marketplaces in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Prior to joining CarGurus, Zales was CEO of ClickSquared, a marketing software company that was acquired by Zeta Interactive in January 2014.  He also served as President of Zoom Information where he led day-to-day operations and oversaw the company’s growth strategy into the marketing services and sales intelligence arenas. Prior to ZoomInfo, Zales was President and CEO of, an online marketplace for business purchasing which he led from early stage through six years of monthly growth in revenue and profitability to its successful acquisition by Reed Elsevier (NYSE: RUK) in 2007. Sam also held roles at American Express and Bain & Company. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.