After starting and successfully selling the Internet’s first online personals site, WebPersonals.com, Andrew founded FriendFinder in 1996 which has grown to become the world’s largest online personals network. He served as CEO until December 2007 and again throughout 2014. He also founded Focalink Communications/AdKnowledge, the first company to centralize Internet banner advertising, Medley.com Ad Agency, one of the largest online affiliate networks, and W3, the first commercial website personalization software company. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Design from Stanford University.


Obligatory sentimental preamble (and I don’t care if it gets me downvoted): As soon as I received the A2A notification from Darren Johnson on my phone, my heart dropped… and as soon as I clicked on the link and saw that this was, in fact true, I felt some kind of activity in my tear ducts. I wasn’t quite on the verge of tears. But like, 15% of the way to being on the verge? I haven’t been on Craigslist personals in years. However, I met my first love on Craigslist personals - and the way in which meeting someone on Craigslist is just so laughable to most people has always been somewhat of a running joke between us.
I've been working at FFN for the last 5 years starting out as a Marketing Intern and now a Business Development Manager. My time here has really been one of the most rewarding experiences within my professional and personal life. With the help of FFN and the school reimbursement program, I've been able to obtain my bachelor’s degree in International Business and I will be starting my MBA classes this upcoming year! To add onto this year, I also had my first child and my second family, “the FFN family” has been phenomenal in supporting and understanding the major life changes that has impacted me. Best company ever!
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Every day at FFN is exciting given the breadth, and scope of projects we cover. Everyone is super helpful and willing to share knowledge! There is plenty of opportunity to be heard and the open door policy that executives have definitely makes me to feel like my voice is heard. I feel valued, and respected. Everyone works together in a the true spirit of camaraderie and teamwork to deliver their best each day. I feel passionate about getting to work each day!
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If you're looking for a positive, healthy, open-minded, and goal driven work environment this is the place you want to work! I started here in 2011 as a production intern and am now a UI/UX Designer. FFN has not only given me the opportunity to grow and experiment with trends and technologies, but it's also been a place where I have built meaningful friendships and expanded my professional network.
Objective, non-emotional answer: Where will past users of Craigslist personals now go? Probably OkCupid or Bumble. I think that these two platforms have very much established themselves as data-based, efficient modes of matching. As they have gained popularity over the past few years, I think that they have cut into Craigslist’s market share - since Craigslist is essentially just a newsgroup that doesn’t offer a whole lot of functionality. Accordingly, I don’t think that this closure will displace a lot of folks.
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