Match Group has announced changes and new additions to its executive leadership team. Will Wu has been hired as Chief Technology Officer, who previously worked as Vice President of Product at Snap Inc, the parent company of Snapchat.
In a recent press release, Match Group shared that Wu was responsible for iconic Snap features including the chat messaging feature, social gaming applications, and the discover tool. In his new role, Wu will be overseeing product innovation across Match Group’s portfolio of platforms.
“Will is truly a product savant,” said Bernard Kim, CEO of Match Group.
“For nine years, he has forged new technologies at scale that have redefined user experiences and expectations of social products, particularly amongst Gen Z. I’ve known him for a long time, and have seen the massive impact he’s had on the way people connect at Snap, and I can’t wait to see what he will bring to the dating experience”, Kim continued.
Other changes see Gary Swidler move from his role as COO and CFO of Match Group to a new position as President and CFO.
Malgosia Green, who was previously serving as CEO of Plenty of Fish, will now take a new role overseeing Match Group Asia. As CEO of Match Group Asia, she will oversee Pairs, Hyperconnect, and other growth in the region.
Hesam Hosseini, who served as CEO of Match and Affinity platforms, will move into a newly created role as CEO of Evergreen & Emerging Brands. This will have him overseeing Match, Meetic, Plenty of Fish, OkCupid, The League, BLK and Chispa.
In a reflection of Hinge’s surge of success, Hinge’s founder and CEO Justin McLeod will now report directly to Match Group CEO Bernard Kim.
Kim will continue to serve as the interim CEO of Tinder.
Featured image is of Will Wu, courtesy of The Match Group.