In recent years, more and more people are getting into online dating. There are different platforms for casual meetup and for people who want to take dating seriously. With the technological revolution, online dating has become of the most popular online activity through dating apps. If you happen to use one, it is likely that the dating app you’re using is being managed and led by Greg Blatt and his team (Interview).
Greg Blatt can be considered as an industry leader for online dating, working with the biggest online dating platforms in the world right now. Blatt handled the three giants of dating: Tinder, Match Group, and IAC in between 2009 to 2017. As of now, he is the Chairman of Match Group, the current Chairman of IAC, and a current associate at Lipton. He is also an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a legal consultancy. Blatt was involved in Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia as its General Counsel and Business Affairs.
Before his involvement in the above companies mentioned, Greg Blatt has been working as an associate in law firms from 1995 to 1999. Greg Blatt has a degree in Art, literature, and economics which he received at Colgate University. Realizing the importance of knowledge in law, he took law in Columbia Law School where he got his Doctor of Law. Taking up law has been one of Blatt’s greatest decision in life because taking it enabled him to learn disciplines for guiding a company properly. He was able to hone his skills in leadership.
During his stay in Match Group, IAC, and Tinder, Greg managed to grow the user pool through his leadership. The more users online dating platforms have, the more successful it would be, and Greg Blatt knows the importance of growing the user base. One such example is when he tried and succeeded in increasing the subscriber base of Match Group by five times in the span of eight years.
Greg Blatt recommends focusing in one field, and acquire deep understanding in that one industry. With this strategy, someone will have more familiarity and will be able to decide under pressure and with actionable business decisions.