Zohar Yardeni Joins XO Group As Executive Vice President, Product
Accomplished Facebook and ZocDoc Product Leader Brings Expertise to XO Group
New York, NY/July 30, 2018 –XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO) announced today that Zohar Yardeni is joining the company as Executive Vice President, Product. Yardeni is a talented product leader and visionary with a record of successfully delivering experiences users love. Yardeni will lead the XO Group product and design organization as The Knot continues to improve its industry-leading wedding app and marketplace, offering a seamless, all-in-one planning experience—from finding inspiration and local wedding pros to creating and managing all guest experiences, wedding registries and more.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Zohar to the XO family,” said Mike Steib, CEO of XO Group. “His extensive product development and business leadership experience will help us further our mission of providing our couples and local business partners with best-in-class products and services.”
Yardeni was most recently a Product Manager at Facebook, where he led several product teams in the Local organization. Prior, Yardeni led product as well as design, content, and data teams as Chief Product Officer at Knewton and VP of Product at ZocDoc. Prior to ZocDoc, Yardeni ran several startups including CallStreet, an earnings call transcription service which he founded and subsequently sold to FactSet Research Systems (NYSE: FDS). Yardeni also served as Global Head of Product Management at Thomson Reuters, where he led a team working to reinvent a multi-billion dollar platform of financial applications and websites. Yardeni received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from Cornell University.
“I’m excited to join a company that’s at the forefront of providing the best user experience and product-driven solutions for couples planning life’s biggest moments,” said Zohar Yardeni. “I’m extremely impressed with the team at XO Group and look forward to joining them as they continue solving couple’s needs and creating deep, digital experiences across all platforms.”
About XO Group Inc.
XO Group Inc.’s (NYSE: XOXO; theknotworldwide.com) mission is to help people navigate and truly enjoy life’s biggest moments together. Our multi-platform brands guide couples through transformative life stages – from getting married with The Knot, to having a baby with The Bump, helping bring important celebrations to life with entertainment vendors from GigMasters and building a healthy, happy marriage with Lasting. The Company is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: XOXO) and is headquartered in New York City.
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