Board of Directors
Gregory R. BlattChairman
Gregory R. Blatt has been the Chairman of Match Group since December 2013. Prior to his current role, Mr. Blatt served as the Chief Executive Officer of IAC from December 2010 through December 2013, and prior to that as head of its Match segment and as its General Counsel. Prior to joining IAC, Mr. Blatt was General Counsel at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and an associate at the law firms Grubman Indursky & Shire and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He has a B.A. from Colgate University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Joseph Levin has served as Chief Executive Officer of IAC since June 2015 and prior to that time, served as Chief Executive Officer of IAC Search & Applications, overseeing the desktop software, mobile applications and media properties that comprise IAC's Search & Applications segment, since January 2012. From November 2009 to January 2012, Mr. Levin served as Chief Executive Officer of Mindspark Interactive Network, an IAC subsidiary that builds, markets and delivers a wide range of consumer software products, and previously served in various capacities at IAC in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and finance since joining IAC in 2003. Prior to joining IAC, Mr. Levin worked in the Technology Mergers & Acquisitions group for Credit Suisse First Boston (now Credit Suisse) advising public and private technology.
Ann McDaniel has served as Senior Vice President of Graham Holdings Company (and its predecessor companies) since June 2008. Prior to that time, Ms. McDaniel served as Vice President-Human Resources of Graham Holdings Company since September 2001. Ms. McDaniel also served as Managing Director of Newsweek, Inc., a Graham Holdings Company property, from January 2008 until its sale in September 2010. Ms. McDaniel had previously served as Senior Director of Human Resources of Graham Holdings Company since January 2001 and prior to that time, held various editorial positions at Newsweek.
Thomas J. McInerneyDirector
Thomas J. McInerney served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IAC from January 2005 to March 2012. From January 2003 through December 2005, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the retailing division of IAC, which included HSN, Inc. and Cornerstone Brands. From May 1999 to January 2003, Mr. McInerney served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ticketmaster, formerly Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch, Inc., a live entertainment ticketing and marketing company. From 1986 to 1988 and from 1990 to 1999, Mr. McInerney worked at Morgan Stanley, a global financial services firm, most recently as a Principal. Mr. McInerney has served on the board of directors of HSN, Inc. and Interval Leisure Group, Inc. since August 2008, on the board of directors of Yahoo! Inc. since April 2012, and on the board of directors of Cardlytics, Inc. since July 2015. In nominating Mr. McInerney, the Board considered his extensive senior leadership experience at IAC and his related knowledge and experience regarding the Match Group, as well as his expertise in finance, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and operations and his public company board and committee experience.
Sonali De RyckerDirector
Sonali De Rycker has served as a Partner at Accel Partners in London, a leading global venture firm, where she focuses on investments in the consumer internet and digital media sectors, since April 2008. Prior to her tenure at Accel, Ms. De Rycker was a Partner at Atlas Venture in London from August 2000 to April 2008, where she focused on investments in the internet and software service sectors. Prior to her venture capital work, Ms. De Rycker was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs from August 1995 to August 1998. Ms. De Rycker also has served as a director of IAC since September 2011 and serves on the boards of directors of a number of private consumer internet and other companies. In nominating Ms. De Rycker, the Board considered her private equity experience (particularly in the consumer internet and media sectors), which the Board believes gives her particular insight into investments in, and the development of, early stage companies, as well as her high level of financial literacy and expertise regarding mergers, acquisitions, investments and other strategic transactions.
Mr. Schiffman has served as Chief Financial Officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp since April 2016.
Prior to joining IAC, Mr. Schiffman served as Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Securities, the investment banking and capital markets business of Guggenheim Partners, since March 2013. Prior to his tenure at Guggenheim Securities, Mr. Schiffman was a partner at The Raine Group, a merchant bank focused on advising and investing in the technology, media and telecommunications industries, from September 2011 to March 2013. Prior to joining The Raine Group, Mr. Schiffman served as Co-Head of Global Media at Lehman Brothers from 2005 to 2007 and Head of Investment Banking Asia-Pacific at Lehman Brothers (and subsequently Nomura) from April 2007 to January 2010, as well as Head of Investment Banking, Americas for Nomura following Nomura’s acquisition of Lehman’s Asia business from January 2010 to April 2011.
In his not-for-profit affiliations, Mr. Schiffman is a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and serves as a Member of the Board of Visitors for the Duke University School of Medicine.
Pamela S. SeymonDirector
Pamela S. Seymon was a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a New York law firm ("WLRK"), from January 1989 to January 2011, and prior that time, was an associate at WLRK since 1982. During her tenure at WLRK, Ms. Seymon specialized in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate governance, and represented public and private corporations on offense as well as defense, in both friendly and unsolicited transactions. Ms. Seymon is a graduate of Wellesley College, where she was a Wellesley Scholar, and the New York University School of Law. In nominating Ms. Seymon, the Board considered her extensive experience representing public and private corporations in connection with a wide array of complex, sophisticated and high profile matters, as well as her high level of expertise regarding mergers, acquisitions, investments and other strategic transactions.
Alan G. SpoonDirector
Alan G. Spoon has been a Partner at Polaris Partners (formerly Managing General Partner and now Partner Emeritus) since May 2000. Polaris is a private investment firm that provides venture capital and management assistance to development-stage information technology and life sciences companies. Mr. Spoon was Chief Operating Officer and a director of The Washington Post Company from March 1991 through May 2000 and served as President from September 1993 through May 2000. Prior to that, he held a wide variety of positions at The Washington Post Company, including President of Newsweek from September 1989 to May 1991. Mr. Spoon has served as a member of the board of directors of Danaher Corporation since July 1999, as a member of the board of directors of IAC since February 2003 and as a member of the board of Cable One since July 2015. In his not-for-profit affiliations, Mr. Spoon was a member of the Board of Regents at the Smithsonian Institution (formerly Vice Chairman) and is now a member of the MIT Corporation, where he also serves as a member of the board of directors of edX (an online education platform). In nominating Mr. Spoon, the Board considered his extensive private and public company board and committee experience and public company management experience, all of which the Board believes give him particular insight into business strategy, leadership and marketing. The Board also considered Mr. Spoon's private equity experience, which the Board believes gives him particular insight into trends in the internet and technology industries, as well as into acquisition strategy and finance.
Mark Stein has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of IAC since September 2015 and prior to that time, he served as both Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at IAC (since January 2008) and Chief Strategy Officer of IAC Search & Applications, the desktop software, mobile applications and media properties that comprise IAC's Search & Applications segment (since November 2012). Prior to his service in these roles, Mr. Stein served in several other capacities for IAC and its businesses, including as Chief Strategy Officer of Mindspark Interactive Network, an IAC subsidiary that builds, markets and delivers a wide range of consumer software products, from 2009 to 2012, and prior to that time as Executive Vice President of Corporate and Business Development of IAC Search & Media. Prior to his tenure at IAC, Mr. Stein served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Interactive Search Holdings, Inc. from its inception (as iWon.com) in 1999 through its acquisition by Ask Jeeves, Inc. (now Ask.com) in 2004, and then served as Executive Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at 116 Table of Contents Ask Jeeves, Inc. prior to its acquisition by IAC in 2005. Earlier in his career, Mr. Stein was an attorney with Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, focusing on clients in the fields of entertainment, technology and professional sports. In nominating Mr. Stein, the Board considered the unique knowledge and experience that he has gained through his various roles with IAC since 2005, as well as his high level of financial and legal literacy, experience in operating a variety of online consumer service businesses, and expertise regarding investments, partnerships and other strategic transactions.
Gregg Winiarski has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of IAC since February 2014 and previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of IAC from February 2009 to February 2014. Mr. Winiarski previously served as Associate General Counsel of IAC since February 2005, during which time he had primary responsibility for all legal aspects of IAC's mergers and acquisitions and other transactional work. Prior to joining IAC in February 2005, Mr. Winiarski was an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, a global law firm, from 1996 to February 2005. Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Winiarski was a certified public accountant with Ernst & Young in New York. In nominating Mr. Winiarski, the Board considered the unique knowledge and experience regarding the Match Group and its businesses that he has gained through his various roles with IAC since 2005, most recently his role as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, as well as his high level of financial literacy and expertise regarding mergers, acquisitions, investments and other strategic transactions.
Sam YaganVice Chairman
Sam Yagan currently serves as the Vice Chairman of Match Group and co-founder of OkCupid.
Sam has been a leader in the dating industry since he co-founded OkCupid in 2003, and grew it into one of the most popular dating sites in America, amassing over four million active users. Sam’s prior entrepreneurial ventures in the consumer internet sector include SparkNotes (founded in 1999), and eDonkey (founded in 2002).
Outside of work, Sam’s primary passion is working with early-stage entrepreneurs. In 2009, he co-founded TechStars Chicago, a leading start-up accelerator, and served as its first Chief Executive Officer. In 2014, Sam founded Corazon Capital, a small angel fund; he sits on the board of several start-ups, including ShiftGig, SpotHero, Roniin, & Brilliant. He also advises several venture capital funds, including Hyde Park Venture Partners and the FireStarter Fund, which he co-founded. He serves on Target Corp’s Digital Advisory Council and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Management Board. Sam has been named to TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40,” Crain’s Chicago “40 Under 40”, Billboard Magazine’s “30 Under 30” in the entertainment industry, Crain’s “Tech 25,” Silicon Alley Insider’s SAI 100 and has received the Chicago Innovation Awards’ “Visionary of the Year Award,” IMSA’s “Distinguished Leadership Award,” and the DCIA’s “Pioneer’s Award.” He has testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee and has spoken at the CATO Institute, Digital Hollywood, IRCE, the Federal Trade Commission, and numerous other industry events. Sam has a Bachelor’s with honors in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he earned distinction as a Siebel Scholar, an Arjay Miller Scholar, and the Henry Ford Scholar, the award granted to each class’s valedictorian.