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Match.com Announces New CEO

Mandy Ginsberg at Match just called to fill me in on the  Match deal with Meetic. I’m busy talking with people about the deal, In the meantime I wanted to let you know that Match has a new CEO.

IAC announced today that Greg Blatt, currently IAC’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Match.com.

Outgoing CEO Thomas Enraght-Moony grew Match 2.5X during his tenure, which began in April of 2007. Previously, Thomas was the COO of Match. Like most outgoing CEOs, Enraght-Moony is going to take some time off to spend time with family and evaluate opportunities.

Incoming CEO Greg Blatt was general council for IAC and has been heavily involved with Match operations during the last six months. Since September of 2008 he has had specific corporate oversight responsibility for Match.com (and on a personal note, as a user of the site).

As CEO of Match.com, Mr. Blatt will have primary responsibility for the strategic and operational leadership of IAC’s personals businesses, which includes the global operations for its flagship brand, Match.com, as well as Chemistry.com and DowntoEarth.com. Following the sale of Match.com Europe to Meetic, Match.com will operate leading subscription-based online dating sites in 24 countries, in eight languages and spanning five continents, as well as oversee its ongoing investment in Meetic.

Mr. Blatt will retain his current role as Executive Vice President of IAC and will continue to serve in IAC’s Office of the Chairman, but will no longer serve as General Counsel of IAC. Gregg Winiarski, previously Vice President, Associate General Counsel, has been named the Senior Vice President, General Counsel of IAC, reporting to Mr. Blatt.

Mandy said that Match is humming along, last quarter was the best in 14 years and Blatt will focus on keeping the momentum going and continuing to grow the global Match brand. Previously, Blatt served as Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and General Counsel of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

Best of luck to Thomas and a big welcome to Greg, who I hope will resurrect the Match CEO Blog.

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