Michael Leiken established and leads LendingTree's Spend Management function--and since 2016 has demonstrated its value as a strategic partner to the business. Prior to LendingTree, Michael spent seven years at Visa, leading a team that supported the Product, Merchant Sales & Solutions, Processing, Global Customer Care, and CyberSource business units. Michael also has experience negotiating in the Quick Service, Print/Media, Payments and FinTech industries and his responsibilities have spanned several continents. Michael obtained his B.B.A in Finance with Honors from the University of Miami (FL). He earned his Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certifications from the Institute for Supply Management. Michael resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two children.