Entrepreneur, Media Trainer, and Dating Coach in San Francisco, CA
Trish McDermott is a serial entrepreneur, a media trainer and a dating and romance expert.
Her startup credentials include:
BabyQuip - Co-Founder
Match - Founding Team & Dating Expert
Encore Dating - Founder & Coach
Panic Media Training - Co-Founder
Meetopolis - Founding Team & Dating Coach
Match: Trish helped to invent, shape and grow the online dating industry. She was on the founding team of Match.com and spent ten years as the Match dating expert, spokesperson and VP of public relations. She played a key role in introducing online dating to singles around the world. You've seen her providing dating help and insight on almost every major television program including 60 Minutes, Nightline, 48 Hours, The Today Show, CNBC PowerLunch, and VH1.
Trish authored “Tell it to Trish” and then“Ask Trish,” two dating advice columns featured on Match.com, Lifetimetv.com and MSN.com. "Tuesdays with Trish," was the Internet's first weekly chat dedicated to the role technology was playing in our love lives. She taught numerous dating classes, spoke about dating and online social etiquette at places including San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club and D.C.’s National Press club, appeared as talent on Match radio ads and on Princess Cruises' Romance TV channel.
In addition to private dating coaching at Encore Dating, today Trish is lending her dating industry expertise to the exciting and entirely new dating startup Meetopolis, where the world can be your wingman.
Panic Media Training: Panic helps clients prepare for upcoming press interviews, public speaking opportunities or other out-bound communications. With twenty years of experience as a spokesperson, Trish works with reporter Janet Kornblum to run clients through challenging interviews and coach them to hit strategic messages.
BabyQuip: BabyQuip is the leading baby gear rental marketplace. The company has raised $2M in venture funding and working with mostly gig economy moms rents and sets up quality baby gear at a traveling family's hotel or vacation rental. BabyQuip operates in more than 400 markets across the US and Canada. Trish helped launch and grow the company for 2.5 years, running communications and community.