Spark Networks Appoints Eric Eichmann as Chief Executive Officer
Eric is joining Spark at a pivotal time in the company's history. With the acquisition of Zoosk in July of this year, Spark Networks became the second largest online dating platform in
Previously, Eric was chief executive officer at
"The board and I are thrilled to have Eric join Spark Networks and lead the company through its next phase," said
"I could not be more excited to join Spark at this time. Spark has a tremendous brand portfolio to help people find love across the globe. And with online dating becoming more and more prevalent, there are plenty of opportunities for growth," said Eric. "I look forward to working with the great team at Spark and leading the next chapter of its development."
In accordance with German corporate procedures, Eric will pursue election to Spark Networks' board of directors at the company's annual general meeting in mid-2020.
"Under Jeronimo's leadership, we have completed three M&A transactions, taken the company public, and quadrupled Spark's revenue to approximately €250 million," said
"I am extremely proud of what we have achieved during my time at Spark," said Jeronimo, board director. "The company is in a strong strategic position and I am confident that Eric can lead Spark through the next phase of growth. I look forward to working with Eric to ensure a smooth transition over the coming weeks."
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