SAN FRANCISCO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zoosk, a leading technology-driven online dating company that provides personalized matches, announced today that Mike Riccio, former Vice President of Engineering and Architecture at global interactive entertainment company Electronic Arts, has joined Zoosk as VP of Engineering. Riccio will provide leadership to drive engineering efforts across Zoosk’s mobile and online dating platforms as the company continues to innovate and bring new technologies to its over 27 million members. Riccio’s hire follows Zoosk’s launch last month of its new Photo Verification feature to confirm the authenticity of members’ profile pictures, addressing a top online dating concern. Riccio will lead efforts to continue driving Zoosk’s technology-driven services.
Mike Riccio, Vice President of Engineering at Zoosk (Photo: Business Wire)
“As an executive with over 20 years of experience in software development and management, Mike brings tremendous vision and insight to Zoosk’s engineering team,” said Peter Offringa, Senior VP of Engineering at Zoosk. “Our service is technology driven, and we are continuously improving our platform to help our members discover and connect with each other. We are excited to have him on our team.”
Prior to joining Zoosk, Riccio’s role as VP of Engineering and Architecture at EA included serving as General Manager of EA’s mobile platform and Chief Architect of EA’s digital platform.
Prior to EA, Riccio co-founded and served as VP and CTO of Pogo.com, an online casual game destination that was later acquired by EA. At Pogo.com, Riccio helped develop product roadmap planning processes to support the Pogo.com franchise within EA.
“I am impressed by Zoosk’s data-driven approach, and I am looking forward to taking part in Zoosk’s future direction as it continues to use technology to improve the dating industry,” said Riccio. “With Zoosk’s commitment to building the best possible technology to fuel its popular dating platform, we believe we’re well positioned to lead innovation in the online dating space.”
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 more than 27 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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