The parent company (Various, Inc.) had difficulty finding venture capital due to the adult nature of its business. In December 2007, the company was sold to the Penthouse Media Group for $500 million. Penthouse later changed its name to FriendFinder Networks. In October 2009, as part of an arrangement with The Kluger Agency, musician Flo Rida released a music video for his song "Touch Me" via Adult FriendFinder. A representative of the agency stated that it was "always great to combine a very sexy high octane record with a very sexy brand.
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The FriendFinder data center – one of the largest in the world! – is designed to meet and exceed the requirements of our customers and partners with state-of-the-art facilities and support. Our secure data center is strategically located in Santa Clara, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. The location provides many redundancies in a large facility with virtually unlimited room to grow, which enables us to continue to meet the growing data security and access demands of our industry, as well as our ever-increasing customer base, for years to come.
Jon joined the Board of Directors of FriendFinder Networks, Inc. in March 2015 and became the company’s CEO in August 2015. He founded Yield Dynamics, Inc., a provider of enterprise software to increase the manufacturing efficiency of semiconductor and flat panel display devices, in 1997, and served as Chairman and CEO until its sale to a publicly traded corporation in 2007. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University.