Match Group has announced that they have named four new Directors — Stephen Bailey, Melissa Brenner, Wendi Murdoch and Ryan Reynolds — to the Match Group Board. Match Group Directors Mark Stein and Gregg Winiarski have stepped down from the Board due to the separation from IAC.
“With today’s news, we’re welcoming four incredibly bright, energetic and discerning Directors to a world-class Board. Stephen, Melissa, Wendi and Ryan bring unique expertise and perspectives that will add to Match Group’s global expansion, strategic initiatives and continued success,” said Joey Levin, Executive Chairman of Match Group.
“I’m very excited to welcome our four new Directors to Match Group,” said Shar Dubey, CEO of Match Group. “I’ve gotten to know Stephen, Melissa, Wendi and Ryan and all four bring extensive expertise across consumer tech, marketing, investing and emerging markets, which are critical components to the long-term growth of our portfolio. We will be greatly served by their experiences and insights and I’m looking forward to working with each of them.”
“Match Group’s growth, innovation and portfolio of global products make it one of the most dynamic companies in the public market. I’m excited to help the Board, Shar and the executive team find new and meaningful ways to bring people together,” said Stephen Bailey.
“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to work with Joey, Shar and the rest of the Match Group Board,” said Melissa Brenner. “Match Group is an incredibly innovative organization with an inspiring mission and I look forward to helping shape the future of the company as it enters this next phase of growth.”
“Most millennials and Gen Z can’t remember what dating was like before the advent of Tinder, OkCupid and Hinge,” said Ryan Reynolds. “These brands have enormous responsibility and opportunities to affect societies, all while embracing new technologies and remaining at the forefront of pop culture. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and work with the team on their future growth and success.”
Reynolds is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, film & television producer and marketing executive. He has been nominated for Golden Globe and Grammy awards, and has won several awards through his career including MTV Movie Awards and People’s Choice Awards. Reynolds is an owner of Aviation American Gin and Mint Mobile, which delivers affordable, premium wireless service directly to consumers. He is also the co-founder of marketing agency Maximum Effort Productions and was named to AdWeek’s Creative 100 List, which honors the most creative people across advertising, marketing and television. In 2019, Maximum Effort Productions was also responsible for Aviation Gin being named Adweek’s top advertiser.