Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan


July 03, 2019

How Greg Blatt Went From Being A Lawyer To Running Dating Firms

Greg Blatt is a businessman who has a legal degree. He spent the first several years of his career working as an attorney before moving into the online dating industry. After graduating from high school in 1986, he enrolled at Colgate University and graduated in 1990 with degrees in economics and English. A few years later he attended Columbia Law School, graduating in 1995 (Chronicleweek).

The first five years of his career were spent at New York City law firms which were Grubman Indursky Schindler PC and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. In May 1999, he joined Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia where he stayed for four and a half years. In addition to being a general counsel, he was also the executive vice president of business affairs. Greg Blatt says that Martha taught him how to make a fantastic margarita.

EVP is a conglomerate that owns a lot of businesses. Some of these are dating apps and websites. George Blatt joined this company in November 2003. He acted as their top lawyer and as an EVP. He became familiar with dating apps from the business-side and found that he really liked this industry and being a part of helping people form relationships.

Greg Blatt first became a chief executive officer at Match.com. This promotion necessitated moving from New York City to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He was in this position for two years before IAC recruited him to come back and be their CEO, a position he accepted. He remained for three years before moving on to Tinder, Inc. He first joined this dating company in August 2015 as the executive chairman and in December 2016 Blatt was named Tinder´s CEO.

Match Group was the next stop in his career. Greg Blatt started out as the executive chairman and then became the CEO in December 2015. He has said that when it comes to online dating he really thinks it is still not hitting its full potential and he sees several ways of expanding the industry. He is one of the people bringing more video to the dating scene, for example.

 
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