Greg Blatt’s Career Journey

Greg Blatt served as an Executive Vice President at InteActivCorp (IAC) for five years. However, in 2009, he moved to Dallas, Texas, to run Match.com, which is a subsidiary of IAC.

Match.com was among the first dating websites to hit the market and had been acquired by IAC a decade earlier. However, the company had become stagnant due to inadequate funds and few subscribers. Greg Blatt claims that his business career officially started at Match.com, although technically, it had started a decade earlier.

After Blatt graduated from Columbia Law School, he spent the next 18 months working for Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, which is a top mergers and acquisitions company in New York. Even though he stayed for hours on end in that firm’s offices, Blatt learned so much about perfectionism, work ethic, and teamwork. His experience there was great for an amateur in business.

However, Greg Blatt realized that corporate law was not his passion and pivoted to entertainment law. After that, he joined Grubman Indursky Schindler PC as an associate. He took the position with high hopes that it was his stepping stone to the entertainment industry but instead ended up working intensely with Martha Stewart, a client of that firm.

Martha Stewart was working towards purchasing rights to her magazine and other merchandise, which she did not own outright at that time. She made Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to act as a holding firm for all of her brands. In 1999, she decided to take the company public, and Blatt joined as a General Counsel for that company. The company made its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in November 1999. It opened at $18 per share, and by the day’s end, the share price had nearly tripled. See this article for additional information

 

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