After 20 years, Brett Farren, Founder and current CEO, has made the decision to take a step back from the day-to-day operations at Match to focus his entrepreneurial drive on other business ventures he has long been involved in but not had the time to support. This succession plan has been in place since the start of year with Brett transitioning the role of CEO effective June 30th to Michael and supporting the team through end of year. Brett will continue to work with the Board of Directors on key strategic and investment priorities to drive Match’s total business.
Michael joined Match in 2013 through the acquisition of Circle One in Norwalk, Connecticut and has led Match’s integrated marketing practice in the U.S. through an exciting evolution over the past four years.
Through Michael’s leadership and his creative and strategic mindset, Match is well equipped to deliver a truly data driven North America wide solution to our clients; enabling them to take their businesses to the next level.
"From day one, our vision for Match was to provide a comprehensive solution to drive business growth. In today’s economic environment, measurable impact and increasing brand value are more important than ever,” says Perry Miele, Chairman at Match Marketing Group. “Brett has set the stage for us to do this through his leadership in building one of the largest and most comprehensive agencies in North America. Michael, will not only build on that foundation, but will increase our growth by transforming Match into a Data-Driven Experience platform.”