The Match Group Appoint New CFO Ahead of IPO


The Match Group has just appointed a new CFO ahead of its planned IPO later this year.

The company’s new CFO is Gary Swidler, who joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Swidler has been at Merrill Lynch for almost 18 years, most recently serving as Managing Director, where he led the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group.

The appointment has been made ahead of The Match Group’s IPO, which IAC said is expected to be completed in Q4 of 2015.

Sam Yagan, CEO of The Match Group said: “Gary brings a wealth of experience, especially in terms of the public markets and complex transactions, as well as top leadership skills and strategic acumen.

“I look forward to working with him and the myriad contributions I know he will make at The Match Group.”

Swidler, who is expected to join the company in September, said: “I am very excited to join The Match Group.

“It is a company with great market leadership, stellar growth prospects, an upcoming IPO and a team with great strategic vision.”

Before joining Merrill Lynch in 1997, Swidler was an associate at law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Based in New York, Swidler graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the New York University School of Law.

The Match Group underwent a bit of a leadership shake up earlier this month, with CEO Chris Payne leaving Tinder, and co-founder Sean Rad returning to the position.

In addition to this top-level change, The Match Group Chairman Greg Blatt assumed the new position of Executive Chairman of Tinder.

Simon Edmunds

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