Vancouver-founded PlentyofFish reels in new CEO

New CEO starts hails from Toronto tech community

Malgosia Green starts work as PlentyOfFish's newest CEO on April 23rd | Photo: Top Hat

Online dating service PlentyOfFish has caught a new CEO.

The Vancouver-founded company announced April 12 that Malgosia Green takes the top job April 23.

Green is a Toronto-based tech executive who previously served as chief product officer of educational technology company Top Hat.

Prior to Top Hat she served as CEO of Savvica, a marketing and recruitment company aimed at academic institutions.

B.C. entrepreneur Markus Frind founded PlentyOfFish in 2003 before selling it to Dallas-based Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) in 2015 for US$575 million in a cash deal.

He owned 100% of the company.

In March 2015, Frind told Business in Vancouver the company had a run rate of $100 million in annual revenue and had reached 100 million users.

PlentyOfFish has since grown to 150 million users, according to its parent company.

Following the founding CEO’s departure, Hesam Hosseini took over leadership of PlentyOfFish.

Hosseini departed as PlentyOfFish CEO in November 2017 to serve as CEO of Match and Match Affinity Brands.

The Match Group also owns online dating services Tinder and OkCupid.

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