Tinder has today announced the appointment of Ravi Mehta as Chief Product Officer. He takes the role previously occupied by entrepreneur and GDI speaker Brian Norgard.
Mehta’s previous experience includes time spent as a Product Director for Youth Engagement at Facebook, VP of Consumer Product at TripAdvisor, and Program Manager at Microsoft. He is also the founder of the presentation toolkit Slidevana.
He has an M.B.A. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Boston University.
At Facebook, the new hire built features to engage Gen Z and focused his efforts on understanding this demographic as it emerged. Key projects included Facebook Polls and the US-focused video platform Lasso.
Tinder CEO Elie Seidman said: “Tinder’s product innovation brought an entire new generation to the category and now millions of people across the globe are connecting, dating, and starting relationships.
“It has become a social phenomenon and the go-to app when you are single. As we enter the next chapter of product innovation and international growth, we are excited to have Ravi’s perspective and experience at Tinder.”
Mehta added: “Tinder is one of the rare products that’s had a fundamental impact on how people around the world meet and connect. And there’s so much more to do. I’m looking forward to joining Elie’s team and hitting the ground running.”
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