Online dating service SeekingAThon has hired new CEO, and former executive Andrew J. Smith, who left in September to join a startup.
Smith joined SeekingAthon after leaving the company in 2015 to work for a tech company.
The company said he would remain in the role through the end of the year.
SeekingAtha, the online dating company that was sold to Yahoo for $1.4 billion in 2018, announced the hiring of Smith on Twitter.
“We are very excited to welcome Andrew to our team and look forward to working with him as we continue to grow and innovate,” said the company.
Smith has previously served as a technology consultant for the tech company, which includes such names as Google, Salesforce, and Facebook.
He also has been a director at Yelp.
“Andrew will be joining the company to help accelerate our growth and to help our team accelerate our success, as we move forward as a company,” the company said in a statement.
Smith was not immediately available for comment.
Seeking a Thon, the company that launched in 2015, was a pioneer in online dating.
In 2015, it raised $40 million from Sequoia Capital and other investors, but struggled to keep up with the demand.
Seeking Atha had been building its business in the area for some time.
It has since expanded into more locations, including Los Angeles, New York City, and Austin.
“Our focus has always been on providing a great experience to the millions of people who have searched for a Tho partner and have found them,” Seeking Athon CEO Michael Karp said in an email.
“As we continue our growth, we look forward the opportunity to continue to build relationships with people across the globe.”