LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eHarmony today announced the appointment of Ken Walker to its management team as Chief Product Officer where he will oversee eHarmony’s products and features and grow its mobile business. Mr. Walker comes to eHarmony from ZipRecruiter where he helped grow that business from a bootstrapped startup to its first $100 million in revenue. Mr. Walker’s experience and product leadership will help eHarmony grow and adapt to a fast changing, mobile world. More than 64% of new users come to eHarmony through the company’s mobile platforms with new users overall growing at a high rate.
“eHarmony holds an important place in the industry, representing the most innovative matching process with the most success for helping create lasting relationships,” said Dr. Neil Clark Warren, founder and CEO of eHarmony. “As we continue to grow, leading trends for meaningful and authentic life experiences, we expect that Ken’s expertise and contributions will be key to the business and we’re so pleased to welcome him to the eHarmony management team.”
In recent years, while the online dating industry has become populated with niche apps that dedicate themselves to limited aspects of a relationship, eHarmony brings people together who are deeply compatible, echoing trends toward authenticity visible in every industry.
eHarmony has also brought its compatibility science to the jobs industry, launching a new platform for job seekers and hiring organizations called Elevated Careers by eHarmony.
“The eHarmony brand has maintained market leadership, leveraging its rich history to connect millions of people and I’m honored to join such a well-respected brand,” said Walker. “ “eHarmony has a strong, unique position in the industry and I’m excited about the opportunities to redefine our mobile experience and bring eHarmony to new audiences.”
Mr. Walker served as Chief Product Officer at ZipRecruiter for four years prior to joining eHarmony and has been in tech for 14 years. He holds an MBA from Loyola Marymount University’s College of Business Administration.
About eHarmony, Inc.
Los Angeles, California-based eHarmony, Inc. (www.eharmony.com) was founded in 2000 and is a pioneer in using relationship science to create highly compatible relationships based on key dimensions of personality that are scientifically proven to predict the most compatible, highly successful, long-term relationships. On average, 438 people marry every day in the U.S. as a result of eHarmony, nearly 5% of new marriages.* eHarmony operates online services in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia.
*2009 survey conducted for eHarmony by Harris Interactive®