Hockaday alum Mandy Ginsberg is a “fast talker, fast walker,” as she puts it. She has to be as a mother of two, a wife, and the newest CEO of Match Group North America, as of January.
If there was a “least likely to …” vote at Hockaday, Ginsberg probably would have won “least likely to move back to Texas” after she graduated in 1988.
After she left her Preston Hollow roots, Ginsberg lived in California, Philadelphia, New York, and Tel Aviv over the next 18 years. While attending business school as a single mother in Pennsylvania, Ginsberg learned that her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, giving her a reason to return home.
“It’s one of the best decisions of my life, and one that I never regret,” she said.
Now, it’s almost comical for her to watch her 7- and 17-year-old daughters live her life, attending Lamplighter and Hockaday, respectively, and growing up in Preston Hollow, a mile away from her family.
Ginsberg was introduced to Match.com, media and internet company IAC’s flagship dating company, a decade ago when a friend from her days as a Hockadaisy informed her of an opening with the company.