Tinder, the world’s most popular app for meeting new people, announced that Ravi Mehta has joined the company as Chief Product Officer. Ravi has more than 20 years of experience building products, businesses and teams at Facebook, TripAdvisor and Microsoft. Ravi is the latest of several senior leadership hires at Tinder, spanning Marketing, Finance & Analytics and Engineering.
“Tinder’s product innovation brought an entire new generation to the category and now millions of people across the globe are connecting, dating, and starting relationships. It has become a social phenomenon and the go-to app when you are single. As we enter the next chapter of product innovation and international growth, we are excited to have Ravi’s perspective and experience at Tinder,” said Tinder CEO Elie Seidman.
Ravi joins Tinder from Facebook, where he served as Product Director for Youth Engagement. In this role, Ravi spearheaded efforts to understand how Gen Z spends their time online and identified key product opportunities for this demographic. His work was integral to the development of video features – including the launch of Lasso, a new short-form video app, the launch of Facebook Polls and defining the team’s M&A strategy.
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At TripAdvisor, Ravi led product development for the Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants verticals–and launched instant booking, which was a key factor in evolving the travel site into a top booking platform for accommodations and experiences. Ravi also led the core user experience teams including Mobile, Personalization, Search & Discovery, Trip Planning, Maps, and User Generated Content; and directed the International Market Development & Localization teams.
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“Tinder is one of the rare products that’s had a fundamental impact on how people around the world meet and connect. And there’s so much more to do. I’m looking forward to joining Elie’s team and hitting the ground running,” stated Ravi Mehta.
Prior to TripAdvisor, Ravi held leadership positions at Viximo (acquired by Tapjoy), AdvisorNow, Microsoft and Boston Consulting Group. Ravi has an M.B.A. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Boston University.