The popular gay hookup and dating app Grindr has announced on Tuesday a new CEO ahead of the company going public.George Arison has been named as the company’s new CEO.
The out business executive starts on October 19, according to a company news release. Arison founded and served as the CEO of Shift Technologies before now moving to Grindr.
He’s been on the company’s board of directors since May.Grindr notes in its release that Arison may be the first out gay man to lead a company going public.
The company made the announcement it was going public back in May.Last year, Grindr reported about 11 million active users.Along with Arison, Vanna Krantz, who previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Disney Streaming Services, will step into the role of Grindr’s CFO on September 26.“Grindr is an unbelievable business and I am beyond excited to help them navigate through this next part of their journey.