George Arison is the Chief Executive Officer of Grindr, Inc. Mr. Arison has served as Chief Executive Officer of Shift Technologies, Inc. (“Shift Technologies”) (Nasdaq: SFT), and its predecessor company, Shift Platform, Inc. (“Shift Platform”), from December 2013 to September 2022. Mr. Arison has served as Founder, Chairman and Director of Shift Technologies since October 2020 and Founder and Director of Shift Platform from December 2013 to October 2020. Prior to co-founding Shift Platform, Inc., he served in various positions at Google from 2010 to 2013, most recently as a product manager. From 2007 to 2010, he co-founded Taxi Magic (now known as Curb, acquired by Verifone). From 2005 to 2007 he worked for Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Arison has been an investor in numerous startups, including Shipper, Carrot, Eden, Fathom, AutoLeap, Pulsar AI (acquired by Impel), Zero (acquired by Avant), TravelBank (acquired by U.S. Bank), Fyusion (acquired by Cox Automotive) and Omni (acquired by Coinbase). He is a Co-Founder and member of the board of directors of Belong Acquisition Corp., a blank check company. Prior to his business career, Mr. Arison was a policy analyst and ran a political campaign in Georgia, the country of his birth, about which he wrote Democracy and Autocracy in Eurasia: Georgia in Transition. Mr. Arison received a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College.

Vanna Krantz is the Chief Financial Officer of Grindr, Inc. Prior to joining Grindr, Ms. Mehta-Krantz was the Chief Financial Officer of Passport Labs, Inc., a transportation software and payments company, from August 2021 to August 2022. Ms. Mehta-Krantz served as the Chief Financial Officer of Masterclass (Yanka Industries, Inc.), an e-learning streaming platform, from December 2020 to September 2021. From September 2017 to September 2020, Ms. Mehta-Krantz was the Chief Financial Officer of Disney Streaming Services, a media company, during the preparation and successful launch of the highly anticipated Disney+ video streaming business. In that role, Ms. Mehta-Krantz was responsible for scaling the technology and business functions globally, implementing the systems and processes to handle the new business line, planning and forecasting subscriber counts and financial results by country, as well as developing and publishing the operating metrics to run the business. Ms. Mehta-Krantz was also the Chief Financial Officer and a board member for Bamtech Media, a media company, which launched ESPN+, from September 2017 to August 2020. Previously, Ms. Mehta-Krantz held three different divisional chief financial officer roles at Thomson Reuters, a media company, from 2007 to 2016, including the Chief Financial Officer of Reuters Media, the Chief Financial Officer of Institutional Equities and the Chief Financial Officer of Wealth Management division. Prior to 2007, Ms. Mehta-Krantz held positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. Ms. Mehta-Krantz has been an independent director of Skillz Inc. since 2020. Ms. Mehta-Krantz qualified for the Chartered Accountancy designation in Canada in 1990 and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1997. Ms. Mehta-Krantz received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

AJ Balance is the Chief Product Officer of Grindr, Inc. Mr. Balance has served as the Chief Product Officer of Grindr since December 2021. Prior to joining Grindr, Mr. Balance was the lead product manager of the Driving Team at Uber Technologies, Inc., a transportation technology company that offers services through mobile applications and websites, where he worked from September 2016 to December 2019, and the co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dispatcher, Inc., a logistics technology platform for long-haul truckers and freight shippers, from November 2013 to August 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Balance was a product manager at Gigwalk, a software solutions company, from 2011 to 2013 and an analyst in corporate strategy and business development at The Walt Disney Company, a multinational entertainment and media conglomerate, from 2009 to 2011. Mr. Balance received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.