After four years in her position, LOVOO MD Anna Maria Wanninger has decided to step down from her position and move on from the company.
LOVOO is a social dating app that was released in Germany in 2011. As a desktop and mobile app, it is used for either online dating or just making new friends. The site has over 70 million members and 7 million of these are from the UK alone.
After deciding to leave the company, Anna released a post regarding her time there: ‘While for many of you today marks the end of just another working week, for me it is a very special occasion – because it’s my last operative day at LOVOO. Some months ago I decided to start a new chapter in my life and leave LOVOO. Having joined this great company four years ago, I cannot believe how much we have achieved together ever since. Never before did I work with a team so enthusiastic and capable at the same time. Never before was I given the opportunity to take on so much responsibility. And never before did I see so many people grow and excel as I did here at LOVOO.
‘Looking back, I feel nothing but pride and thankfulness. Not only because we have constantly improved our product and built up our live streaming business. What I will keep especially close to my heart is that our app, during the times of a global pandemic, has become a place of refuge and longing for so many young people looking for distraction, community, and love. And despite relying on remote work most of the time, LOVOO has remained a place where many friendships start also among colleagues, and where people can learn and grow together in a very productive and open environment.
‘The most important thing for me to know is that LOVOO continues to be in good hands. With my colleagues Claudio Di Vincenzo and Brad Richards, as well as Parship Group CEO Marc Schachtel and CMO Herbert Murschenhofer now also becoming managing directors at LOVOO, the leadership team features experienced online dating executives who know the company extremely well. The new leadership structure stands for continuity and has clear-cut responsibilities.’