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Zoosk Adds Safeway EVP and CMO Diane Dietz to Board of Directors

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SAN FRANCISCO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zoosk, a leading technology-driven online dating company, today announced the appointment of Safeway Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Diane Dietz to its Board of Directors. As a seasoned executive with decades of experience directing and executing marketing strategies, Dietz will provide guidance to drive subscriptions across Zoosk’s mobile and online dating platforms.

“We are very pleased and privileged to have a seasoned marketing leader like Diane providing insight as Zoosk continues to evolve,” said Shayan Zadeh, Co-Founder and CEO of Zoosk. “We look forward to her thoughtful perspective further strengthening the Zoosk team.”

Dietz leads Safeway’s marketing function including advertising, merchandising, supply chain, loyalty and digital strategy as well as the company’s multi-billion dollar private label business. She also has overall responsibility for the company’s network of 13 distribution centers and 20 manufacturing plants.

Prior to joining Safeway in 2008, Dietz held a 19-year career with Procter & Gamble, where she was credited with rejuvenating the Crest brand, overseeing all aspects of the business unit’s sales, sourcing, marketing, manufacturing, quality control, supply chain, R&D and market research. She also played a lead role in the Gillette acquisition, with responsibility for integrating the Oral B business unit in North America and globally.

“I am impressed by Zoosk’s customer-first mission and am eager to provide guidance to their marketing and operations efforts,” said Diane Dietz, EVP and CMO of Safeway. “I look forward to taking part in Zoosk’s future direction as it continues to transform the dating industry through technology.”

Dietz also sits on the Board of Directors for the Whirlpool Corporation. She was the recipient of the Cannes Advertising Bronze Lion Award in 2006, was named one of Advertising Age’s Top 50 Marketers of the Year in 2007, a CMO to watch in 2010, and has been named as one of the Top Women in Grocery every year since joining Safeway (Progressive Grocer). She was recognized in 2013 as Marketer of the Year by Supermarket News. She holds a B.S. in Marketing & Economics from Northern Illinois University.

In addition to Dietz, Zoosk’s board of directors consists of Aida Alvarez, former Administrator of the United States Small Business Administration; David Cowan, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners; Jeff Epstein, Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners; Jeff Jordan, Partner at Andreessen Horowitz; Deepak Kamra, General Partner at Canaan Partners; Shayan Zadeh, Co-Founder and CEO at Zoosk; and Alex Mehr, Co-Founder and President at Zoosk.

About Zoosk

Zoosk is a leading online dating company that learns as you click in order to pair you with singles with whom you’re likely to discover mutual attraction. Zoosk’s Behavioral Matchmaking™ technology is constantly learning from the actions of over 25 million members in order to deliver better matches. With the #1 grossing dating app and a top 25 grossing app on the iPhone in the United States, Zoosk is a market leader in mobile dating. Available in over 80 countries and translated into 25 languages, Zoosk is a global online dating platform.


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