Spark Networks CEO Greg Liberman Departs


The CEO of Spark Networks, Greg Liberman, has left the company after 10 years.

His departure comes after a board takeover by activist investor Osmium.

Spark said the search for a successor will begin immediately and Michael McConnell, Spark’s chairman of the board, will serve as executive chairman during the transition period.

In a statement, Liberman said:

“It has been an incredible ten years, and I am honored to have spent more than half of my professional career at such a special company.

“Spark is a relationship business in every sense of the word. Through iconic brands like JDate and ChristianMingle, we create countless relationships for our members every day.

“But, behind the scenes, it’s the relationships we have in the communities we serve and the relationships within our team that drive everything.

“Suffice it to say, I am extremely proud and grateful to have played a role in building and leading such an amazing team, and to have had the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with them to transform this company and business.

“In their hands, Spark’s future is very bright.”

Activist investor Osmium took control of the Spark Networks board in July.

Their four nominees were elected to the board in a landslide shareholder vote – with Liberman one of the four to lose their seat.