LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 12, 2015) -  On February 12, 2015, Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSE MKT: LOV) (the "Company") announced the appointment of Robert O'Hare as Chief Financial Officer, effective March 1, 2015. Mr. O'Hare will report to CEO, Michael Egan and will have responsibility for the Company's global financial operations. Brett Zane, after having made significant contributions as CFO since 2007, will work closely with Mr. O'Hare to ensure a seamless transition. Mr. Zane will leave the Company on March 11, 2015. 

"Rob is an accomplished professional with significant financial and operational expertise and will be an exceptional addition to our team," said Michael Egan, Chief Executive Officer. "Rob has his finger on the pulse of financial and strategic issues affecting disruptive mobile and online businesses. He will be a critical asset in driving the utilization of data and business intelligence to capture our highest-potential growth opportunities. We thank Brett for his dedicated service to the Company and wish him the very best in his future endeavors."

Mr. O'Hare said, "I am honored and delighted to serve as Chief Financial Officer for Spark, one of the internet's premier online dating companies since 1997. Now is an exciting time in the evolution of the Company, and I'm looking forward to leveraging my experience with highly successful, fast growing companies to bolster Spark's on-line communities."

Mr. O'Hare is joining the Company from Square, Inc., where he served as Corporate Finance & Investor Relations Lead since 2013. From 2010 to 2013, he served as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at Pandora Media, Inc. He worked as an investment professional with Spectrum Equity Investors and Spitfire Capital and began his career in investment banking at Thomas Weisel Partners. 

Mr. O'Hare received his B.S. from Georgetown University and is a CFA charterholder.

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About Spark Networks, Inc.:

The Spark Networks portfolio of consumer Web sites includes, among others, JDate®.com (www.jdate.com), ChristianMingle®.com (www.christianmingle.com), Spark®.com (www.spark.com), BlackSingles.com® (www.blacksingles.com), and SilverSingles®.com (www.silversingles.com).