It makes you just, it gives an impression of having a big profession organization but also cater to your need to travel and to be flexible. : Hey everyone it’s Andrew Warner am the founder of home of the ambitious upstarts, you guys know what we do here, everyday I interview a different entrepreneur about how she built her business, how she launched it, how she evolved it, what she learned along the way and hopefully bring back those ideas to my audience who go out there and build incredible companies and then come back to mixergy and let me interview them about how they built there businesses.
She will also be responsible for managing membership engagement with A-List Clients and Affiliate, Perfect Match Members, in addition to contributing on new projects and further expansion efforts for the company.
: Before we get started am going to tell you about three great companies, pick click is the first, it’s a one person startup from my friend Ryan in San Diego, pick click gives you a visual way to search e Bay, [etsie] and other sites, Ryan is already doing one million product sales per month on picclick.com, not hits but sales go to P. : Well you know it was wonderful to be part of the early internet days here in San Francisco and was just round the corner for wired and in South Park and it was a great bill of fun.
: So, it has been over ten years since you guys sold match.com, but it’s still a big name and it’s still attached to your biography, how much on an impact has it had on your reputation in your career?
Today’s guest is Fran Maier, she is the co founder of match.com, one of the most recognized brands in online personals, today she is the president and founder of trustee, a leading internet privacy service provider and Fran welcome to mixergy.
I actually joined in late 1994 and honestly at that point and time there really wasn’t online dating and I was certainly not [woke me up].
And to built a brand during that time and a lot of brand that were born in the 1995 through 1998 time period are still around and still doing some really great stuff, e Bay for example.
: Absolutely, I mean there were pioneers back then who were really innovating and coming up with ideas, I was reading articles about from back then and you could see that people in the match making business were scared even back then and then people in related industry were scared of how they are just going to be pushed out of the market because of
It’s Romance Awareness Month this August, which on the one-hand sounds beautifully exciting and on the other, like a campaign for some mildly awkward syndrome.
A lifelong resident of Upper Arlington and graduate of The Ohio State University, Maddie brings her love of Columbus and vigor for matchmaking to the Columbus headquarters.
Her passion for connecting people and her highly personable nature make her a for A-List.
Maddie will be working directly with Nicci Sprouse, President and Founder of A-List Introductions, to create and execute social media, advertising and marketing campaigns.