NEW HOPE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MeetMe, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET), a public market leader for social discovery, today announced that it has added two software industry veterans to its executive team. Jonah Harris has been named Chief Technology Officer and Sandeep Chand has been named Senior Vice President of Engineering.
Harris most recently served as the Vice President of Architecture at MeetMe and has been with the company since 2008. Harris brings deep experience will all aspects of MeetMe’s architecture, as well as particular strengths in leveraging data to improve the user experience. Harris will report to Geoff Cook, MeetMe’s Chief Executive Officer, and will work with Cook to create a long-term technical vision to support MeetMe’s business objectives.
Chand, who has most recently served as Vice President of Engineering at AWeber Systems, Inc., brings significant expertise managing all aspects of the software development life cycle and aligning the company’s technical assets to deliver its business goals. Chand will report to Harris to foster a culture of rapid innovation, best engineering process practices, and quality control.
“We believe MeetMe’s future depends on the quality of the connections we facilitate for our users and our ability to glean actionable insights from Big Data,” said Cook. “I am excited to work with Jonah to create leading-edge discovery features and algorithms, as we build a world-class technology team. I am likewise thrilled to welcome Sandeep to the company. I believe his extensive industry experience and leadership capacity will prove invaluable as we rapidly grow.”
About MeetMe, Inc.
MeetMe® is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery (NASDAQ: MEET). MeetMe makes it easy to discover new people to chat with on mobile devices. With approximately 80 percent of traffic coming from mobile and more than one million total daily active users, MeetMe is fast becoming the social gathering place for the mobile generation. MeetMe is a leader in mobile monetization with a diverse revenue model comprising advertising, native advertising, virtual currency, and subscription. MeetMe apps are available on iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows Phone in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Russian, Japanese, Dutch, Turkish and Korean. For more information, please visit meetmecorp.com.
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Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding whether Mr. Harris will create a long-term technical vision to support MeetMe’s business objectives, whether Mr. Chand will foster a culture of rapid innovation, best engineering process practices, and quality control, whether MeetMe’s future depends on the quality of the connections we facilitate for our users and our ability to glean actionable insights from Big Data, whether we will create leading-edge discovery features and algorithms, whether we will build a world-class technology team, whether Mr. Chand’s experience and leadership capacity will prove invaluable, and whether will be grow and if so at what pace. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained herein are forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “plan,” “could,” “target,” “potential,” “project,” “is likely,” “expect” and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements include the risk that our applications will not function easily or otherwise as anticipated, the risk that we will not launch additional features and upgrades as anticipated, the risk that unanticipated events affect the functionality of our applications with popular mobile operating systems, any changes in such operating systems that degrade our mobile applications’ functionality and other unexpected issues which could adversely affect usage on mobile devices. Further information on our risk factors is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on June 3, 2015. Any forward-looking statement made by us herein speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.