NEW HOPE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET), a leading provider of interactive livestreaming solutions, today announced that Blake Barrett Kuhre has joined the Company as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. In this new role, Kuhre will lead development for the Company’s vPaaS solutions business and general corporate development efforts, with responsibility for identifying and executing new partner opportunities to drive revenue and earnings growth. Additionally, he will contribute to expanding the Company’s video talent recruitment processes and will pursue industry opportunities to further strengthen the Company’s leadership position in social and dating safety.
“vPaaS is one of our most compelling growth initiatives and we believe that we are at the forefront of bringing live video to new partners across the mobile landscape,” said Geoff Cook, Chief Executive Officer of The Meet Group. “We are pleased to welcome Blake to our team. We expect his expertise in driving new revenue in live video will contribute to our objective of expanding our vPaaS business and realizing the next level of growth for The Meet Group."
Kuhre joins The Meet Group having served as Head of Global Partnerships at LiveMe, a leading livestreaming platform, where his responsibilities included global strategic partnerships, corporate development and trust and safety management. Prior to working at LiveMe, Kuhre held various leadership roles including in Viewer Experience and Product Launch at Hulu and a decade of experience with On-Air Programming at The Walt Disney Company.
About The Meet Group
The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET) is a leading provider of interactive livestreaming solutions designed to meet the universal need for human connection. Our ecosystem of livestreaming apps enables users around the world to interact through one-to-many livestreaming broadcasts and text-based conversations. Our top apps, MeetMe®, LOVOO®, Skout®, Tagged® and Growlr®, deliver live interactions and meaningful connections to millions of users daily. Headquartered in New Hope, PA, we have offices in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dresden, and Berlin. The Meet Group is committed to safety. You can find a description of current safety practices here: https://www.themeetgroup.com/safety-practices/. For more information, visit themeetgroup.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including whether we will identify and execute new partner opportunities that drive revenue and earnings growth, whether we will expand our video talent recruitment process, whether we will pursue industry opportunities to further strengthen our leadership position in social and dating safety as expected, whether we will bring live video to new partners across the mobile landscape as expected, whether we will expand our vPaaS business and realize the next level of growth for The Meet Group as expected. 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,” “outlook,” “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, 2018 filed with the SEC on March 8, 2019 and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2019, June 30, 2019, and September 30, 2019 filed with the SEC on May 9, 2019, July 31, 2019, and November 8, 2019, respectively. 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.