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Meir Strahlberg, CEO of Date.com

Meir Strahlberg is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Avalanche, LLC, owners of Date.com and Matchmaker. Date.com is a privately held company, founded in 1997. In his role as CEO of Date.com, Strahlberg is responsible for the strategic and creative vision of the company, along with ensuring the company’s growth and profitability. Strahlberg also manages the daily operations of Date.com, overseeing the development of the sites main technical applications as well as all financial, marketing and new business initiatives.

Prior to founding Date.com, Strahlberg served as a marketing consultant for several Internet companies. Strahlberg was first exposed to the dating industry when he was directly involved with International Audiotex, a telephone dating system launched in 1992.

Strahlberg received his BA degree in Marketing and Advertising from Baruch College.

Quotes from Strahlberg:

Meir StrahlbergAbout the Acquisition of Matchmaker by Avalanche, LLC
"We are looking forward to breathing new life into Matchmaker and reinvigorating the brand. We are excited about ushering Matchmaker back to the pinnacle of the online dating industry."
(Online Dating Magazine February 23, 2006 article “Date.com Acquires Matchmaker.com”)

About the Industry-wide Slowdown for Online Dating Services
"There are 86 million single adults who control annual spending of $1.6 trillion," Strahlberg said. "Online dating sites reach about 30 percent of that market currently." He goes on to say that Date.com’s advertising revenues have doubled in the past few months to 10 percent of total revenue partially because the company can target an advertiser's products to almost any demographic based on user profiles.
(CNN Money August 18, 2005 article "Online dating feels less attractive")

About Date.com's Ability to Overcome Email Problems with Major Services Like AOL Blocking Emails
"We immediately set about evaluating every aspect of our e-mail delivery and list rental practices… There's been a gray period in the last year. Now I'd say we're completely white. It's been a long road, but it's one we had to embark on."
(ClickZ Network January 23, 2004 article "Scared Straight: A Tale of Spam Redemption")

About Surpassing Two Million Active Members in July 2002
"This is a huge milestone for us. What t seems to be happening is that our growth is becoming exponential. As we add new active members our rate of growth increases as they spread the word to friends and others. As a result, we have become one of the fastest-growing and most profitable sites on the Internet."


Related Links:
» History of Date.com
» Date.com Acquires Online Dating Service Matchmaker

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