Greg Blatt: Eminent Match Maker

 

It’s not often that you find a literary, legal, and technological mind under one roof, nay head. Greg Blatt is just that. He studied English for his undergraduate degree but somehow wanted to have some fun outside of literature, literally. It is the pursuit of thrill in far horizons that made him take a detour and become some sort of globe trotter. He traveled the world with the bare necessities taking occasional odd jobs like bartending and painting for sustenance.

Somehow satiated, he applied to study Law at Columbia, a decision he says made him a critical thinker. Shortly after graduation, he went to work for a top mergers and acquisitions firm in New York. He was still restless and later joined an entertainment law firm to enable him to pursue his screenwriting passion. It’s here that he met Martha Stewart who became the spur that made him work for Martha Steward Living Omnimedia, then to IAC for a decade.

He rose to become VP general counsel and applied himself extensively to their dating website companies. It was through the mentorship of Barry Diller, group CEO at the time that Greg Blatt honed his problem-solving skills. He was later sent to Texas to revive Match.com’s dwindling fortunes.

True to form, he steered the company in a growth trajectory within a short time. He became a marvel due to his steering of the online dating scene. He would later become CEO for Match Group, Tinder as well as IAC.

Greg Blatt strives to keep a significant portion of his day open without any planned schedules. This is to cater to unseen contingencies. Blatt believes in empowering employees, being forthright as well as keeping an open-door policy. Greg Blatt was raised in Massachusetts. His mother was a therapist while his father was a consultant. See this article for additional information.

 

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