Gregg Blatt became CEO of Match.com, an online dating website, in 2009. Before this appointment, he had served as general counsel and executive vice president of InterActivCorp (IAC), the parent company of Match.com. IAC acquired Match.com in 1999, the same year Blatt joined Martha Stewart Living. Before joining the firm, Blatt had served as an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a law firm in New York. During his time there, he learned about teamwork, perfectionism, work ethic, and understanding a problem before solving it.
After working for one and half years, he decided to transition from corporate law to entertainment law. He, therefore, joined Grubman Indursky Schindler as an associate. His main client at the firm was Martha Stewart, who was looking forward to acquire rights for her magazine and other products. In November 1999, Martha Stewart Omnimedia made its first appearance on the New York Stock Exchange, selling each share at $18. By the end of that day price of each share had tippled.
Gregg then worked as a general counsel at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia for four years. He played a central role in business strategy and negotiations. This gave him considerable skills and experience, which directed him on his executive career journey.
After working for Martha Stewart, Gregg joined IAC, still in a general counsel position. He was involved heavily in executive matters; this gave him the necessary experience to become the CEO of Match.com. Gregg joined Match.com as CEO when it faced heavy losses; however, within two years, the dating site had begun to show signs of success. His great executive success at Match.com made him get appointed as the CEO of IAC. After three years of operation, he became the chairman of Match Group, which housed many dating websites, including Tinder. Gregg Blatt advises young people to be humble and listen to other people’s counsel. He emphasizes that having succeeded once doesn’t guarantee a second success. Lastly, he adds that collaboration and hard work plays a crucial role in one’s success.