Grant Langston has left eharmony after almost 20 years with the online dating company.
He spent three-and-a-half years as CEO and will now assume the same role at innovation startup The Warehouse Exchange, as well as being a member of the board.
Langston oversaw eharmony’s successful $85 million sale to German media giant ProSiebenSat.1 in 2018.
“When approached to lead the team at Warehouse Exchange, I found the similarities between the eharmony business model and Warehouse Exchange striking,” Langston said according to Yahoo Finance.
Warehouse Exchange is the digital marketplace for businesses needing short-term incremental commercial warehouse space. According to industry data, on any given day, there are more than 4.5 billion square feet of unutilized warehouse space in the US and double that in Asia, Europe, and South America.
Langston recognizes the sea change in the retail sector with customers demanding same-day delivery, robust selection, and narrow margins, all driving the need for flexible, on-demand warehousing.
He concluded: “In the lead up to eHarmony’s launch, we recognized that meeting someone in a bar or through friends was random and inefficient. We knew we could use demographic and psychographic data to ensure better matches and more successful long-term relationships.
“The same is true of buyers and sellers of warehouse space, and I’m confident we can use the same principles to revolutionize the world of logistics, starting with warehousing.”
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