PITCH Conference on November 14, 2012 features a full day of case studies, best practices and speakers including Match.com and TRUSTe co-founder Fran Maier. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
We are thrilled to announce that successful serial entrepreneur Fran Maier, co-founder and Chair of the Board at TRUSTe and co-founder of Match.com, will be joining us as a keynote speaker at the PITCH Conference in New York City on November 14.
She led the turnaround of TRUSTe and drove the expansion of the business, product portfolio and brand, securing significant investment capital from Accel Partners to transform the company from a non-profit industry association to a for-profit growth enterprise. Prior to TRUSTe, Fran co-founded Match.com, where she established credibility, safety, and trust in online dating, making Match.com the leading online dating service.
Fun facts about serial entrepreneur Fran Maier:
- Was an original member of the Match.com startup team. She was responsible for product development, business development, and all brand and marketing activities. She grew the membership base to nearly 500,000 in less than 3 years.
- Her expertise has proven to be building brands and results by establishing trust with online customers, from TRUSTe to Match.com, from Women.com to consumer companies BlueLight, Clorox, etc.
Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.