NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Snap Interactive, Inc. ("SNAP" or the "Company") (OTCQB: STVI), a leading online dating provider and owner of AYI.com, today announced the appointment of Alexander Harrington, the Company's Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, to its Board of Directors.
SNAP's Chief Executive Officer, Clifford Lerner, commented, "I am very pleased to welcome Alex to the Company's Board of Directors. His appointment is an important step in creating a robust and independent Board of Directors, which is a priority for SNAP in 2014. Alex's outstanding track record of building successful web and mobile businesses, ultimately leading to their acquisition by industry leaders such as Google Inc. and IAC/INTERACTIVECORP, will be invaluable in establishing SNAP's leadership in the interactive dating industry."
"I'm thrilled to join SNAP's Board of Directors," said Harrington. "With 24% year-to-date growth in active subscribers through May 30, 2014, SNAP is poised to unlock additional shareholder value. SNAP's rich store of data on millions of its users provides fertile ground for new revenue opportunities. I look forward to helping SNAP achieve its objectives of growth and innovation in social dating."
Mr. Harrington was appointed as the Company's Chief Operating Officer in February 2014, and assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer in March 2014. Prior to joining SNAP, Mr. Harrington served as Chief Executive Officer of MeetMoi from June 2009 to November 2013, a mobile dating app developer, leading up to the sale of MeetMoi to Match.com. Mr. Harrington previously served as the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations for Zagat Survey from 2004 to 2008, where he oversaw a transformation of the digital business, which ultimately culminated in the company's sale to Google. In prior roles, Mr. Harrington served as the Senior Director of New Business Development at Sony BMG Entertainment and in investment banking at The Beacon Group and Smith Barney. He also acts as Senior Advisor to Indicative, a business analytics software-as-a-service provider that he co-founded in May 2013. Mr. Harrington holds a Master's of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor's degree from Williams College.
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Snap Interactive, Inc. develops, owns and operates a social dating application for social networking websites and mobile platforms. SNAP's flagship brand, AYI.com is one of the largest social and mobile dating applications on the Internet and offers a completely integrated Facebook, iPhone, Android and Web dating application. AYI.com's mission is to improve the online dating experience of meeting new people by integrating a user's friends and interests to enable more meaningful connections.
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