April 30, 2013

eHarmony Chief Operating Officer, Armen Avedissian Selected by ExecRank as a Top COO for 2012

eHarmony today announced its Chief Operating Officer, Armen Avedissian, has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank as a "Top Chief Operating Officer" for 2012. The rankings are the result of two years of research and feedback from evaluation committees and top COOs that yielded an algorithm for a ranking system based on performance in 24 key areas.

"We are proud of the team we have at eHarmony," said Dr. Neil Clark Warren, founder and CEO of eHarmony. "Armen has worked to implement the vision the leadership team set for eHarmony. As a result of the flawless execution of our objectives, eHarmony is enjoying more participants than ever before, matching more couples than ever before and fulfilling its mission of helping bring people together that are compatible with one another -- building the basis for a great relationship right from the start. Armen has played such a key role in this process and we congratulate him on this award."

There are more than 100,000 chief operating officers of private companies in the United States. Only the very best are awarded the distinction of being a part of ExecRank's "Top Private Company COO Rankings" for 2012. The number one area of focus for COOs in 2012 has been the ability to execute on operational efficiencies that improve their company's organizational structure, while increasing their company's reputation as an industry leader. ExecRank also weighed heavily the recommendations provided by CEOs and CFOs of our finalists.

"Mr. Avedissian has a strong record of success in a diverse range of roles," said Adam Navrozally, Analyst for the rankings division of ExecRank. "His work has increased eHarmony's reputation for providing an excellent online dating experience. He is highly regarded in his field, and among other COOs."

COOs that were honored on ExecRank's list represent the best of the best in operations management and leadership for 2012.

"The eHarmony team, under Dr. Warren's direction, has defined and led its category and I am proud to be part of it," said Avedissian. "This recognition is further evidence of the good work that our entire team has been doing. As we continue to put in place the right marketing plans and provide the right customer experience we have been able to drive a substantial increase in the success of our business. It is an honor to be recognized."

With its 29 Dimensions of Compatibility, eHarmony has been the genesis of more than 565,000 marriages in the U.S. alone. For the complete rankings, please visit www.Exejanet

About ExecRank ExecRank is the definitive ranking service of leading executives who have achieved the highest level of professional achievement and peer recognition. ExecRank was founded by Jonathan Aspatore, one of the most authoritative figures in business publishing. As former CEO of one of the 5 largest business book publishing houses (Aspatore Books), and current CEO of three other business media companies. Jonathan has published over 5,000 of the world's top business and legal executives, including C-Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, COO) from 74% of the Fortune 500 and senior level partners from 100% of the AmLaw 200 largest law firms. As the creator of the patent-pending, proprietary algorithm that took 2 years to develop for ExecRank, Jonathan is uniquely qualified to have created a system that ranks leading executives. ExecRank rankings reach over 6 million readers a year in the United States alone given our partnerships with leading publishers, web sites, trade shows and more.

About eHarmony, Inc. Santa Monica, Calif.-based eHarmony, Inc. eHarmony, Inc. ( was founded in 2000 and is a pioneer in using relationship science to match singles seeking long-term relationships. Its service presents users with compatible matches based on key dimensions of personality that are scientifically proven to predict highly successful long-term relationships. New peer-reviewed research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) ranks eHarmony as number one for producing the most marriages and the most satisfied marriages. Of all meeting places measured, eHarmony also had the lowest divorce rate.b On average, 438 people marry every day in the U.S. as a result of being matched on eHarmony, nearly 4% of new marriages.b Currently, eHarmony operates online matchmaking services in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Brazil.
bBased on data on 19,131 marriages from 2005 to 2012 by Harris Interactive, couples that met on eHarmony had significantly fewer breakups than couples who met via all other methods combined. Combining methods that account for less than 1% of marriages sampled."

* 2012 survey conducted for eHarmony by Harris Interactive.®

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