Today Match Group, Inc. announced the appointment of Mandy Ginsberg, CEO of Match Group Americas, to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Match Group, effective January 1, 2018. Ms. Ginsberg will succeed Greg Blatt, who will remain in his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Match Group through the end of the year, and will stay on as CEO of Tinder until a replacement is named. IAC CEO Joey Levin will become the Chairman of the Match Group Board of Directors. Mr. Blatt will serve as Vice Chairman, a non-executive position that will encompass his continuing service on the Match Group and Tinder Boards, and an ongoing advisory relationship to the Match Group senior executive team.
Mr. Blatt said, “I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished over the years: assembling an amazing team, creating a ton of financial value, and helping bring millions of people together to have fantastic experiences, meaningful relationships and loving families. I’m handing over the reins at a time when the company is in a strong position, with Tinder having transitioned from a unique global phenomenon into a fully fleshed out company rocketing forward on firm footing, and our other businesses under excellent leadership with defined strategies to drive continued value creation. Our business outlook is extremely bright and our foundations extremely strong. Match Group will be in the best of hands with Mandy Ginsberg, who was here on the day I arrived, and without whom many of the company’s greatest successes would not have been possible. I’m confident her understanding of our business and customers and knack for brand development and team building – along with the amazing group of executives and employees working at the company – will together lead Match Group to ever greater heights.”
Mandy Ginsberg currently serves as CEO of Match Group Americas, where she oversees the Match U.S. brand, Match Affinity Brands, OKCupid, PlentyofFish, ParPerfeito and overall North and South American expansion. Previously she served as the CEO of The Princeton Review, where she expanded its services to include online tutoring and college counseling, for a new generation of students. Ginsberg’s customer service acumen developed during her tenure as Vice President of Consumer Technology for Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, then subsequently in her role as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at i2 Technologies. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Board of Directors at J.C. Penney Company.
“I am truly honored to take the reins and serve as Match Group’s next CEO,” Ginsberg states. “Greg has been a phenomenal leader to both the team and me personally, and I speak on behalf of the entire leadership team when I say we will miss the passion, intellect and integrity he brings to every discussion. As we look to the future, we have so much opportunity ahead. Our apps have fostered millions of connections and relationships around the world, and we believe through continued product innovation we will create even more. I look forward to continuing to build on our global footprint, drive growth and create value for shareholders.”
Mandy will be joined by the long standing executive team at Match, including Sharmistha Dubey, Chief Operating Officer of Tinder, who will become President of Match Group effective January 1, 2018. The executive leadership team also includes Amarnath Thombre, Chief Strategy Officer; Alex Lubot, CEO of Match Group EMEA and Asia-Pacific; Gary Swidler, Chief Financial Officer; Jared Sine, General Counsel; Lisa Nelson, Chief Human Resources Officer; Ayesha Gilarde, Chief Marketing Officer and Peter Foster, GM, Match Group Media.
Match Group is the world’s leading provider of dating products. We operate a portfolio of over 45 brands, including Match, OkCupid, Tinder, Meetic, Twoo, OurTime, BlackPeopleMeet and FriendScout24, each designed to increase our users’ likelihood of finding a romantic connection. Through our portfolio of trusted brands, we provide tailored products to meet the varying preferences of our users. We currently offer our dating products in 42 languages across more than 190 countries.