Spark Networks Elects Two New Board Members

Spark Networks, a leading social dating platform for meaningful relationships, today announced the election of Michael McConnell and Ulrike Handel to its Administrative Board at Spark’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

“We are pleased to welcome both Mike and Ulrike to the board as we continue to advance Spark’s strategic plan to drive revenue growth and shareholder value,” said Colleen Birdnow Brown, Chair of Spark’s Administrative Board.  “Mike and Ulrike bring a wealth of experience in areas critical to our success, and we look forward to working with them to help us further strengthen Spark’s position in the large and growing market for online dating.”

Mr. McConnell formerly served as a Managing Director of Shamrock Capital Advisors, a private investment company managing funds for the Roy E. Disney family and institutional investors. He has also served as an interim Chief Executive Officer or Executive Chairman for four publicly listed companies, including Spark, and has served on the boards of directors of sixteen publicly listed companies in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Israel.

Dr. Handel serves as a member of the Executive Board of Axel Springer SE and currently heads its News Media Europe & Marketing Media division.  Prior to that, she was the Chief Executive Officer of Dentsu International (Germany and DACH); before that, Dr. Handel served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of ad pepper media International N.V. 

Luke Smith

Luke is the Editor for Global Dating Insights. Originally from London, he achieved a BA in Journalism from De Montfort University, Leicester. An experienced content writer, he enjoys a variety of sports, with a keen passion for his football team, Fulham FC.

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