About us

Hello There,

Welcome to The Black Tie Club! We are excited to have you here and to learn about who we are and what the Black Tie Club is all about. First and Foremost let us introduce our two founders -- Cheryl Maida, whom has been a professional MatchMaker for 11+ years and John Ferber, a successful technology entrepreneur who have joined forces to combine the best aspects of traditional matchmaking with the technological advances of online dating but also addressing and eliminating the pain points that everyone hates with the traditional dating apps and services.

Our Founders:


Cheryl Maida, CEO and Founder of The Black Tie Club



With over 12 years experience, as a premier, boutique matchmaker, I’ve been committed to helping clients find their perfect match. I’ve successfully matched numerous couples resulting in marriages, long term relationships and babies throughout my career. There is nothing more gratifying than introducing two people, who may be together forever. Prior to matchmaking, I was a recruiter for a Fortune 500 Company. My job was to interview and screen candidates, before pairing them up with high-level executive positions that matched their experience. I always felt that the relationship between my candidates & I was super important, therefore resulting in successful outcomes. I took that experience, and my passion to help others, & am fortunate enough to genuinely love what I do today! I always feel if you love what you do, you do it well.❤️


John Ferber, President and Co-Founder of The Black Tie Club




A textbook definition of a “Serial Entrepreneur” - John started his first business when he was 15, and had his first major success with a company started right out of college called Advertising.com. Advertising.com was a pioneer in online advertising technology and was acquired by AOL in 2004. After the acquisition, John moved to South Florida and started and invested in a variety of companies. After initially hiring Cheryl and finding her services so compelling and befriending her as well - John proposed to Cheryl to join forces to take the best of what she does and combine it with the best aspects of what can happen Online to create an entirely new MatchMaking Experience. The Result is the Black Tie Club - We sincerely hope you enjoy the experience.