Greg Blatt’s career is one full of unexpected turns, how he came from being a college graduate unsure of his future to becoming a CEO of one of the leading tech brands. He is a Boston native having lived there all his childhood.
After completing high school, he undertook an English major and economics minor at Colgate University in New York. Unlike most graduates, Greg Blatt still had not decided on his career path upon graduation. After an invite from a friend, he moved to Telluride, Colorado where he did odd jobs and traveled around the world.
During this time, Greg Blatt contemplated about his life and saw that law would be a perfect fit for him. This pushed him to enroll at Columbia Law School where he studied for four years. Immediately after graduating, Greg worked for Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a top law firm in New York, as a corporate lawyer. He later moved to entertainment law where he worked for Grubman Indursky Schindler PC. This resulted in him working a lot with Martha Steward, a client of the firm.
The close work relations with Martha Steward contributed to him earning a place at her newly founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Greg served there as general counsel being heavily involved in every aspect of the business.
After four and half years, Greg moved to a bigger company; InterActivCorp (IAC) which comprised many companies in the same general counsel position. Still being heavily involved in executive matters, Greg earned enough experience to be appointed CEO of Match.com, one of the first dating websites. He spent two years leading Match.com and another six years in the CEO position for other AIC companies.
During his eight-year tenure as CEO of various companies, He showed his talent in executive roles. This led him to be appointed as the CEO of AIC, the parent company, after Barry Diller, the longtime CEO and chairman, stepped down. Greg successfully managed the entire operation before being appointed chairman of the newly formed Match Group in 2014. Match Group has achieved a lot of success under his leadership. Visit this page on LinkedIn to learn more.
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