Tinder CEO loses his job after insulting Barry Diller

Tinder CEO loses his job after insulting Barry Diller
While Tinder is an app that helps lonely souls find each other, one of Tinder's co-founders is getting in trouble for exhibiting signs of hate, not love. Sean Rad, who was Tinder's CEO, was canned after a number of incidents, including his inability to finish projects. One Tinder insider says that there is a laundry list of features for the app that never were implemented. Others criticized his unfocused management style which left employees unsure where they should focus their energy.

The 28-year old Rad recently called the head of Tinder's parent company, famed media executive Barry Diller, a dick and drew a picture of a penis as an illustration. Diller runs IAC/InterActiveCorp, the company that owns the matchmaking app. Rad chaffed at being under the thumb of Diller and IAC and was said to be planning exit strategies to remove himself from Diller's rule.

Rad was apparently told of his departure by Match Group CEO Sam Yagan. Yagan runs the group inside IAC that houses Tinder. It seems that this is not quite an unexpected move as Rad had been considered a selfish executive, not in tune with the mindset of his troops. Chris Gulczynski, who designed the lauded Tinder UI, commented that "Karma's a bitch" in reference to Rad, who will stick around until a replacement is found. Perhaps Mr. Yagan can use Tinder to find a new CEO.


source: NYPost

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6 Comments

1. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Ah yes, work politics in a big company, no surprises here. Sounds like Rad was a rather toxic personality for the company, can't have a CEO like that bringing the company.

2. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

You can if you are T-Mobile

3. deejay52420

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahaha good one

4. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

That last sentence though...

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

In short, the big dickwad crushes the little dickwad. And the cycle of life goes on.

6. FerneyZan

Posts: 114; Member since: Jul 21, 2010

Its pretty obvious that this guy had no real experience or management skills to be in such high position, not to mention a very toxic mentality.. I guess it was just a matter of time..

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