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Gregory Blatt Serves in Sean Rad’s Stead as CEO

In latter part of 2016 when Tinder CEO Sean Rad stepped down from the CEO position for the second time in two years, Greg Blatt stepped up to fill the vacancy. Unlike the first time, which occurred in 2015, this time Sean Rad was not pushed out, but rather he voluntarily elected to serve Tinder in the capacity of chairman by Greg Blatt. The swapping of roles within Tinder was disclosed in a press release regarding a new investment fund established by Tinder called Swipe Ventures for the stated purpose of expanding Tinder’s footprint through the acquisition of dating and social space businesses, the development of new businesses of this sort, and the investing in new and existing businesses of this type. One of Sean Rad’s new duty as Tinder’s chairman is to run Swipe Ventures (Bloomberg) .

Apart from being Tinder’s CEO, Gregory Blatt is the chief executive officer at IAC, a position he has held since December 2010. His primary responsibilities at IAC includes serving as the company’s strategic leader and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business. Prior to assuming this position, Blatt served as CEO of Match, a segment within IAC where his duties include overseeing, People Media,, Singlesnet and’s various international investments. Gregory first joined IAC in 2003 from which time he served as executive vice president, general counsel, and a member of the Office of the Chairman until early 2009. In these various capacities, Gregory Blatt was charged with overseeing the legal, communications, human resources functions of IAC.

Prior to going to work at IAC, Gregory was engaged at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., where served as executive vice president, general counsel, business affairs, and secretary, overseeing Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.’s transactions and legal matters. Gregory Blatt has also been an associate at the law firms of Grubman Indursky & Schindler and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, both based in New York. Gregory received his B.A. degree from Colgate University prior to his study of law at Columbia Law School, where he earned a J.D. degree.

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