Meet Our Team


Lance Barton
Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Development

Lance Barton currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Development for Match Group, where he leads the IR and M&A functions for the company.

Lance has served multiple roles at both Match and IAC since 2008, including GM of Match Asia and Vice President of M&A at IAC. He has completed over 30 transactions for both companies including the acquisitions of PlentyOfFish, Meetic, OkCupid, Friendscout24, PeopleMedia, Eureka, and DailyBurn.

Prior to IAC, Lance worked in the investment banking division at Citigroup Global Markets and was also a systems engineer at Cisco Systems.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Wichita State University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Shar Dubey
President of Match Group
Shar Dubey
Shar Dubey

Sharmistha Dubey currently serves as the President of Match Group. Shar has served in multiple roles since joining the company in 2006, including President of Match Group North America, Chief Operating Officer of Tinder and Chief Product Officer of Match.

Previously, she served as Chief Product Officer and EVP of The Princeton Review, where Shar led the product team in creating innovative features that were easy, fun and successful for students.

She holds an undergraduate degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a master’s in engineering from Ohio State University.

Peter Foster
GM of Global Advertising and Brand Solutions
Peter Foster
Peter Foster

Peter Foster currently serves as the GM of Global Advertising and Brand Solutions across Match Group’s properties.

Before joining Match Group, Peter served as CRO for Wrap Media and from 2011-2015, Peter served as Vice President, Solutions Development at Yahoo. In this role, he led Yahoo’s Media Solutions as well as the company’s audience advertising business and mid-market sales team. Previously, he served as CRO at 5to1.com, which was acquired by Yahoo in 2011. Peter has extensive experience in advertising and sales and has held senior leadership roles at organizations including Hi5, Kosmix, Photobucket, Fastclick/ValueClick Media, Maxonline and L90.

Peter holds a bachelor of science degree from Kenyon College.

Ayesha Gilarde
Chief Marketing Officer
Ayesha Gilarde
Ayesha Gilarde

Ayesha Gilarde currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Match Group, where she drives marketing acquisition for all offline and online media platforms. Prior to joining Match Group, Ayesha spent eight years leading online marketing efforts for LowerMyBills.com and ClassesUSA.com in her role as Vice President of Marketing.

Ayesha holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mandy Ginsberg
CEO of Match Group

Mandy Ginsberg currently serves as CEO of Match Group. Mandy has served in multiple roles since joining the company in 2006, including CEO of Match Group Americas, CEO of The Princeton Review and President of Match.

Mandy’s customer experience acumen developed during her tenure as Vice President of Consumer Technology for Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, then subsequently in her role as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at i2 Technologies.

Mandy holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Hesam Hosseini
CEO of Match and Match Affinity
Hesam Hosseini
Hesam Hosseini

Hesam Hosseini currently serves as CEO of Match and Match Affinity. Hesam has served in multiple roles since joining the company in 2008, including CEO of PlentyOfFish, General Manager of New Initiatives and General Manager of Match International. Prior to that, Hesam held various management roles at technology startups and was a consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Hesam holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from The University of Western Ontario.

Alexandre Lubot
CEO of Match Group EMEA & APAC
Alexandre Lubot
Alexandre Lubot

Alexandre Lubot currently serves as CEO of Match Group EMEA & APAC.
He is responsible for Meetic, Twoo, Pairs, Couples, Match Asia-Pacific, with particular focus on further expansion of the Match Group business within EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.

He joined Meetic in 2011 as Chief Marketing Officer for Europe, was appointed CEO of Meetic Europe in 2013, and later in 2015, CEO of Match Group Europe.

Prior to that, Alexandre spent 12 years at Procter & Gamble, where he held various operational and strategic positions in France and internationally, both in brand marketing and in business leadership roles.

Alexandre holds a master’s in management from ESCP Europe (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris).

Lisa Nelson
Chief Human Resources Officer
Lisa Nelson
Lisa Nelson

Lisa Nelson currently serves as VP of HR for Match Group, where she is responsible for leading talent, culture and all things related to helping people in the workplace. Lisa previously served as the Senior Director of HR for IAC; prior to that, she served as the Chief Talent Officer of the Arnell Group, a subsidiary of Omnicom and leading global advertising and marketing communications company. Lisa has also led recruiting teams for search firms based in London and New York, including Robert Walters and Michael Page International.

Lisa earned her B.A. from the University of Western Australia and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

Elie Seidman
CEO of Tinder
Elie Seidman
Elie Seidman

Elie Seidman currently serves as CEO of Tinder. Previously, Elie served as CEO of OkCupid where he reversed the business' trajectory in 18 months.

A veteran technology company founder and leader, Mr. Seidman has over 20 years of experience leading and building consumer tech companies, and previously was the co-founder and CEO of startups,Oyster.com and Epana.

He holds an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jared Sine
General Counsel

Jared Sine currently serves as General Counsel and Secretary for Match Group.

Sine joined Match Group from Expedia, Inc., where he served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel, overseeing all legal aspects of Expedia’s mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic initiatives, as well as all post-acquisition legal and integration matters.

Sine began his legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and later joined Latham & Watkins, where he advised leading Fortune 500 Companies on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and other general corporate matters.

He holds a B.S. in Economics and a J.D. from Brigham Young University and is admitted to practice law in New York and California.

Gary Swidler
Chief Financial Officer
Gary Swidler
Gary Swidler

Gary Swidler currently serves as CFO of Match Group. Previously, he was an executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and its predecessors for nearly 18 years serving in various capacities. Most recently, he served as a Managing Director and led the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group.

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch & Company in 1997, Gary was an associate at the New York City-based law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Gary graduated with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and with a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Amarnath Thombre
CEO of Match Group Americas
Amarnath Thombre
Amarnath Thombre

Amarnath Thombre currently serves as the CEO of Match Group Americas. Amarnath has served in multiple roles since joining the company in 2008, including Chief Strategy Officer, Match Group and President, Match North America. Prior to that, Amarnath held various management and strategy roles at i2 Technologies, where he drove growth at multiple consumer businesses through supply chain innovation.

He holds an undergraduate degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and a master’s in engineering from the University of Arizona.