3 Industry Vets Join Together Networks

Rhett Pardon

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Three former FriendFinder Networks executives have jumped over to Together Networks, an online dating site conglomerate that operates such brands as UpForIt.com, Shagaholic.com, SaucySingles.com and FreeSexMatch.com.

Sean Christian, Charlyn McNamara and Joe Suzuki have joined the Silicon Valley company and will head up those websites, including UpForIt's niche dating sites, Together Networks' Ryan Hunt told XBIZ.

UpForIt's niche dating sites include GetAnAffair.com, HornyPlumps.com, MILFBerry.com, BeDiscreet.com, GayPartners.com, PlayCougar.com, MatureXMatch.com, HornyAsia.com, SugarBBW.com, MaritalHookup.com, PassionMature.com and MyBBWMatch.com.

"All three executives bring a wealth of experience in the casual dating industry, having spent a combined 30-plus years at FriendFinder Networks," Hunt said.

Christian joins Together Networks as executive vice president of business development and, the company said, "brings with him 13 years of experience in building relationships with super affiliates and fostering strategic industry partnerships."   

McNamara was tapped as executive vice president of marketing. Together Networks said that she has been a "marketing force within the dating industry, managing and developing media buying networks as well as affiliate and keyword marketing." McNamara also worked at FriendFinder for 13 years.

Suzuki, the newly appointed executive vice president of business operations, has more than 10 years experience as a lead developer, analytics manager and vice president of Medley Online Marketing at FriendFinder.

"He brings critical experience in leading large teams with the goal of acquiring and converting members," Together Networks said.

Together Networks' U.K. division also operates Flirt.com, BeNaughty.com and ClickAndFlirt.com, as well as other brands. As a whole, the company said it has more than 110 million web and mobile users worldwide.

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