Adam Cohen-Aslatei, CEO, S'More Date
Adam is the Founder and CEO of S’More (a.k.a. Something More) the new relationships app that’s about getting to know a per- son before deciding if you like them and before you see them. Adam is the former Managing Director of Chappy, Bumble’s gay dating app. He also spent almost 5 years at The Meet Group (MeetMe, Skout, Tagged, Hi5, Lovoo, and Growlr), and has consulted for companies including Spark Network (Zoosk, JDate, Christian Mingle). Adam is a high growth digital marketing expert, having led marketing teams for both leading publishers and for ad tech companies.
Michael Kaye, Global Communications & PR Manager, OKCupid
Michael Kaye is currently the Global Communications & Public Relations Manager at OkCupid, where he manages PR programming for five priority markets across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Oceania. In 2020, Business Insider named Michael one of the Top 36 PR Pros in the Tech Industry, and PRSA-NY awarded him an Honorable Mention in its 15 Under 35 list. That same year he joined the Board of Directors for the Public Relations Society of America Tri-State Chapter, and became an Advisory Board Member for Ragan Communications' Communicators Roundtable. Michael is on the Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Steering Committee, an organization he has volunteered with since 2018.
Lindsey Metselaar, Host, We Met at Acme
Lindsey Metselaar is a native New Yorker, CEO of Lindsey's Lunchbox, and host of the popular dating podcast, We Met At Acme. After many dating experiences, Lindsey felt it was imperative to create this podcast and shed a light on this touchy subject. Since creating We Met At Acme, Lindsey has learned more about dating than she had ever hoped. On WMAA, she talks with experts, friends, celebrities, and people of all walks of life to learn about what their dating experience has been.
Candace Smith, Lawyer/relationship coach from Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker
As a coach, Candace conducts both in-person as well as virtual workshops, panels and coaching sessions. At the top of 2021, she will be moderating the panel, “Love in Quarantine” for the New York Advertising Club alongside several dating app executives and love experts.
Since graduating from the University of Dayton with a Psychology degree and minor in Media and Communications, Candace quickly established a successful life coaching business. Once she graduated from Northwestern University School of Law and began practicing in Ohio, her impressive clientele expanded. While practicing law, she won the title of Miss Ohio USA, which expanded her database. Naturally, her single clientele began inquiring about dating and matchmaking because of her expertise and extensive network. Her approach to coaching is to not only achieve your specific goals but to enhance your overall life. Candace’s coaching style is unique as a result of her varied life experiences, which have exposed her to many diverse cultures and philosophies. Her extensive travel and cultural immersions have provided her with insight and credibility as a coach. Candace completed several study abroad programs including a Media & Communications program at the University of London. While attending Northwestern University School of Law, she had the privilege to lead a research group to Cuba on an educational license for two months to study the effects of the dual economy on race relations. Candace’s enthusiasm for love, travel and culture only enhances her natural ability to coach. Today, clients seek her guidance in several areas of life including love, authentic happiness, relationships, lifestyle, overall health, self-confidence, business and more!Candace has made several TV appearances as a love expert & life coach on major networks including VH1, USA network, E! Entertainment, BRAVO, the Hallmark Channel and WE TV. As a dating and relationships expert, Candace has shared body language signals on Hallmark’s “Home & Family” and the difficulties of dating a celebrity on “Hollywood Today Live”. As a matchmaker, Candace appeared on VH1’s “The Platinum Life” to encourage a new client to expand her dating pool. On the highest rated season of BRAVO’s “Millionaire Matchmaker”, Candace made her matchmaking debut. Upon being promoted to the Director of Recruiting, Candace was the only matchmaker to appear on every episode of two seasons of WE tv’s “Million Dollar Matchmaker”.
Kunal Thadani, Head of Product, The League
Currently working at The League - Meet Intelligently as their Head of Product owning all products across all platforms. Focused on new user growth, match rate, and revenue. Previously I was at EastMeetEast (largest Asian dating platform), helping people find love and leveraging the latest technology to improve the user interactions. I joined as the very first PM and jump started all product processes from the ground up. Started off my product career in mobile gaming and before that I was in management consulting.
One of my biggest passions is Food. I jumpstarted and run a food instagram and review my dining experiences on Yelp. Food in my mind goes beyond the workplace and allows you to form closer and more meaningful relationships around you.