Brian McDaniel

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Greg Blatt was Chairman and also CEO of Match Group, the world’s largest dating company, and has served in that role since Match.com was founded in 1995.

Blatt currently serves as an independent director on the Board of Directors of Pinterest and the board at The New York Times Company. He also serves on the board at Microsoft Corporation and is a member of the Executive Committee for American Express Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific & Canada.

Blatt has been called “one of the most significant figures in Internet commerce” by “Forbes.” He has been named one of the most successful entrepreneurs, and in one year, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by both “Forbes” and “Inc.” magazine. Blatt has also won six awards for innovation, including Businessweek’s award for online brand innovation. He is a member of the National Venture Capital Association and Advertising Club of America Hall of Fame.

Blatt’s first career was in music, and he has worked as a producer, artist, and songwriter.

In 1992, Greg Blatt founded Opus Digital, specializing in digital audio production and managing the recording of internationally-renowned classical musician Paul Winter. Blatt was President of Opus Digital until 1996 when Sony Music Entertainment acquired Opus for $43 million.

Blatt, a long-time technology and entrepreneurship enthusiast, left Sony in 2001 and co-founded G3 (later known as Match.com) with Martha Hendley and Peter Aronson. Blatt was Chairman and CEO of the company from its inception until 2011 when Joe Hansen succeeded him.

In 2010, Greg Blatt founded Reverb Publishing. Reverb is a boutique music company that focuses on developing and exploiting the intellectual property of songwriters, composers, and artists.

Blatt is an active philanthropist and serves on the board of many nonprofit organizations, including the Claremont McKenna College Board of Trustees; The JACO Group (Joint Advisory Committee on Organization), Global Advisory Council; The New York Times Company; Pinterest. He also serves on the board of Business Forward, a nonprofit organization that encourages Washington decision-makers to consult with top business executives before making critical decisions affecting business. Go to this page for additional information.

 

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