TECH CRUNCH - Just over two years after assuming the top exec position, Match CEO and 16-year employee Shar Dubey is stepping down. Shar Dubey will remain on the company's board and continue to serve as an advisor. Bernard Kim, the current president of Zynga, will become CEO effective May 31 and will join Match's board of directors. Kim has been president of Zynga since 2016 and has overseen a number of key functions, including global marketing, user acquisition, revenue, consumer insights, data science, product management, mergers and acquisitions, and communications.
Mark Brooks: Mr Bernard Kim's experience in gaming is no doubt indicative of where Match will go next. A more gamified, engaging, and immersive Internet dating experience. Match must get AI/VR right, for what I think will be the next big critical media shift.