This position is based in the Charlotte, NC area with a hybrid work schedule of three days per week in office (Tues, Wed, Thurs) and two days WFH. We are not offering relocation support at this time, candidates must be based in Charlotte, NC. 


Reporting to the General Counsel, the Head of Government Relations will be responsible for managing and building upon LendingTree’s government relations program.  Strong regulatory background and understanding of regulations that impact financial services and regular travel to meet with federal and state officials required.


  • Coordinate Company-Government Relations: Specialize in managing and enhancing LendingTree’s relationship with government officials, ensuring smooth communication channels and effective engagement strategies.
  • Policy Analysis and Briefings: Prepare comprehensive memos and briefings for the company’s senior management, providing insights on pending legislation and potential issues impacting operations. Offer strategic advice on navigating legislative landscapes.
  • Lobbying Activities: Act as LendingTree's lobbyist when necessary, advocating for the company's interests within government circles and influencing policy decisions to align with business objectives. Work with legislators on pending legislation.
  • Policy Development and Implementation: Drive the development and implementation of corporate policies by establishing strategic partnerships with government agencies and industry groups, ensuring alignment with business goals.
  • Engagement in Government Forums: Ensure the company’s active participation in government forums and industry group meetings, facilitating dialogue and advocating for policies beneficial to LendingTree.
  • Influencing Public Policy: Collaborate with policymakers, government and industry leaders, and lobbyists to shape public policy initiatives, monitor governmental actions, and advocate for specific plans aligned with the company’s interests.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Law, or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in government relations, public affairs, lobbying, or a related field, with a strong understanding of legislative processes and governmental structures.
  • Industry knowledge and experience with regulations and laws affecting financial services
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with government officials, industry stakeholders, and internal leadership.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking abilities, with a keen eye for identifying legislative trends and potential impacts on the company.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful policy advocacy and engagement with government agencies and industry groups.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.


LendingTree is the nation’s largest online lending marketplace. That means we connect customers with multiple lenders so they find the best deals on loans, credit cards, savings accounts and insurance. Our goal is to help people save money, and we believe the best way to do that is by giving them a way to shop for loans and compare lenders so they make their best financial choices.

Our CEO Doug Lebda founded the company in 1996 after a frustrating house-hunting experience. In those days, we mostly helped people find good mortgage deals. Now, we help consumers find their best in personal loans, auto loans, business loans, student loans, credit cards, savings accounts, home equity loans and more.

What else you should know: 

  • We’re a publicly-traded company (TREE).
  • We’ve welcomed several other companies into the LendingTree family to augment our efforts at helping borrowers make their most sensible financial choices.
  • We’ve built the LendingTree app and My LendingTree dashboard to give consumers tools to manage and monitor their financial health.  


We’re a fast-paced company with an entrepreneurial bend. We work hard and test our products often. We’re collaborative, ambitious, candid and high-energy. Our teammates are some of the brightest, most talented people you’ll ever work with. We care more about your smarts than we do about the kinds of clothes you wear (but please, do wear clothes to work!), and we’re pretty good about rewarding innovation, creativity and the knack for just getting stuff done (we even have an award for employees called the GSD, “Get Stuff Done”). 

Come work with us!

LendingTree is the kind of company that not only promotes diversity and inclusion; we thrive because of these values. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion (or creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status.


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