NEW HOPE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Meet Group, a leading provider of interactive dating solutions, today announced the appointment of Norman Petty as General Counsel, effective March 15, 2021. In this role, Petty will lead the Company’s legal team while overseeing its world-class Trust and Safety organization charged with maintaining the safety and security of the Company’s millions of daily active users. Petty will report to Geoff Cook, Chief Executive Officer of The Meet Group.
Petty joins The Meet Group from Dow Jones & Company, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel and where he was the lead lawyer for Dow Jones’ consumer division, which comprises brands such as The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s Magazine, for over 20 years. Before that, he was a lawyer in Philadelphia at the law firms of Reed Smith and then Morgan Lewis.
“Norman’s proven success at Dow Jones & Company makes him a great addition to The Meet Group team,” said Geoff Cook, CEO The Meet Group. “His extensive legal, corporate development, and consumer protection and privacy experience will be instrumental as we continue to grow our interactive dating solutions business and bring our video platform as a service product to more providers, all while delivering on our mission to meet the need for human connection.”
Petty will play a key business role in helping The Meet Group maintain the momentum of recent years while providing counsel on key legal and safety matters and vPaaS opportunities. Petty also brings extensive experience in international markets, particularly in the APAC and EMEA regions.
“I am delighted to join The Meet Group at this exciting phase of the company’s growth,” said Petty. “In addition to its social discovery and online dating apps, I’ve been impressed by The Meet Group’s leadership in developing industry-leading safety practices and best-in-class safety features for its apps. I look forward to helping build upon the Company’s success.”
About The Meet Group
The Meet Group owns and operates the most engaging dating communities in the world, spanning five apps including MeetMe, Skout, Tagged, LOVOO and GROWLr. Serving millions of daters daily, our community sends 70 million chats per day. Each month, our livestreaming solutions entice our community to spend more than 1 billion minutes in video. Our network size, technology, and leading moderation and talent teams enable us to partner for and acquire new audiences, including through video platform-as-service products. The Meet Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of ParshipMeet Group, a diversified international market leader in online dating, which also owns and operates leading matchmaking brands eharmony, Parship, and ElitePartner. For more information, visit themeetgroup.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
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