Dr. Neil Clark Warren - Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Warren is the chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO and a founder of eHarmony.com. Dr. Warren is one of America's best-known experts on mate selection. His experience includes 35 years as a clinical psychologist, counseling thousands of patients on relationship issues, extensive appearances at relationship seminars, and as a relationship expert on many national television and radio programs. Dr. Warren has also written nine books on love, marriage, and emotional health, including the best selling "Finding the Love of Your Life," which has sold nearly one million copies and has been translated into over ten languages. Dr. Warren has an undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University, an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in clinical psychology.
Armen Avedissian - Chief Operating Officer
Armen is responsible for managing the technical, business, operational, marketing, human resources, strategy and organizational cross-functional initiatives and product strategies for eHarmony from the following perspectives: Online and offline multi-channel acquisition marketing, conversion and retention, product management for multiple products, the network engagement marketplace and values, lifecycle email marketing, yield management, creative direction and services, emerging services, partnerships, customer care, risk management and finance. Armen has full P&L responsibility to create shareholder value and competitive advantage through customer targets, user-experience, demand creation, enhancement of lifetime values, varying business models, product marketing, project management and ownership of all organizational key performance metrics and levers. Prior to re-joining eHarmony where he spent more than 6 years, Armen was at MyLife.com and Convertro, and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles having studied Economics and Business.
Thod Nguyen - Chief Technology Officer
Thod is responsible for overseeing and leading the technical development, operation and growth of eHarmony. Thod previously served as the Chief Technology Officer for MyLife.com where he was responsible for the company-wide technology vision. Prior to joining MyLife, Thod served as the Chief Architect at United Online Inc., whose brands include MyPoints, Classmates, FTD and NetZero. Thod received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University and resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
Steve Carter - Vice President, Matching
Dr. Steve Carter was part of the original team that developed the eHarmony business model from research concept to enterprise. As Vice President of Matching, Dr. Carter leads the world-class team of data scientists and engineers responsible for the development, testing, implementation, validation and ongoing improvement of the algorithms and technology which power the eHarmony service. Prior to joining eHarmony, Dr. Carter conducted research on life-span development and complex problem solving at the University of Southern California, where he received his Ph.D. in psychology. Dr. Carter is a native of Northern California, received his BA in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and currently resides in Pasadena with his lovely wife, twin boys, and two cats.
Grant Langston – Vice President, Brand Marketing
Grant manages eHarmony's main customer message points – brand marketing, social media, content and marketing design. He is also responsible for eHarmony’s new personal matchmaking service, eH+. He was on the original team that launched the company in August of 2000. Since then, he has played a critical role building new products, writing extensively on dating and relationships, and speaking to the public about eHarmony's mission and method. Prior to joining eHarmony, Grant worked as a writer, creating TV and radio advertising. Previously, he served as an operations manager for High Level Marketing, a music industry marketing firm. Grant has a B.A. in Political Science from Auburn University.
Ron Sarian - Vice President, General Counsel
Rated a Top Lawyer in California by The Legal Network, Ron’s 28 years of experience as a business litigator brings a dynamic legal perspective to eHarmony. He has excelled in consumer, privacy, Lanham Act, Sherman Act, False Claims Act, class action, employment, insurance, commercial real estate, and complex contractual and bankruptcy matters. In addition to earning a Martindale “AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5” rating, Ron has four published opinions in the California Court of Appeals, the United States District Court, and the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. These opinions include pertinent privacy, regulatory and Federal consumer class action issues. Ron has served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at his church and is currently serving on the Corporation Board of his Fraternity at UCLA. An athlete, Ron enjoys motocross, ice hockey, running, snowboarding and riding his Harley. Ron is also an accomplished rock guitarist, although his true love is classical music. He is an avid car buff, having participated in many auto shows and concours events.
AJ Minnetian - Vice President of Finance
AJ Minnetian, Vice President of Finance, is responsible for the Finance and Accounting functions. AJ started off his career in Investment Banking and Private Equity where he consulted technology companies on M&A, Capital raise, and IPO services. Following a career on Wall Street, AJ worked for a number of Consumer Internet companies, most recently working at PriceGrabber.com where he oversaw the finance function and managed the company’s spin off from Experian. Prior to joining PriceGrabber.com, AJ was at Shopzilla.com where he worked closely with the management team as a trusted advisor for Finance and Corporate development functions, including the company’s $165M spinoff from Scripps Networks. AJ holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. AJ is an avid soccer (football) enthusiast, and resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two kids.
Dan Erickson – Director, Special Projects
Dan’s responsibilities include playing a critical role in the creation and development of new verticals for the eHarmony relationship business. He also leads a team dedicated to enriching the on-going relationship between eHarmony and the couples who have found success on the site. Dan has over twenty years of business development and marketing experience with organizations such as Tom’s of Maine, Concordia Partners and Brand Partners Group. In his role as Director of Marketing at JobsInTheUS.com, Dan played an instrumental role in the development and eventual successful public sale of that company to what was, at that time, one of the largest publishing groups in the U.S. Dan attended Marquette University where he received a B.A. in History.
Ashley Chisholm – Director, Human Resources
Ashley leads and is responsible for the Human Resources and Facilities functions at eHarmony, with special focus on employee experience, talent acquisition, organizational development and human resources strategy and progression. Ashley joined eHarmony in 2006, and has played an instrumental role in developing HR programs from inception to date to support the objectives of the business and performance management processes. Prior to joining eHarmony, Ashley held HR roles at Bumble Bee Foods and Guardsmark, Inc for numerous years. Ashley attended San Diego State University, where she received a B.A. in Sociology.