LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2015) - On April 16, 2015, Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSE MKT: LOV) (the "Company") announced the appointment of John Volturo as Chief Marketing Officer, effective May 1, 2015. Mr. Volturo will report to CEO, Michael Egan and will have responsibility for the Company's global marketing and customer service operations. 

"We are extremely excited to have John join the Spark team," said Michael Egan, Chief Executive Officer. "John's experience across the wide spectrum of online and offline acquisition marketing, lifecycle marketing and customer service will help to propel our key brands and ensure that we continue to grow and provide our customers with the best possible experiences."

Mr. Volturo said, "This is a very exciting time to be joining Spark. The dating industry is rapidly evolving and I'm honored to have the opportunity to be a key part of the new leadership team and really propel ChristianMingle and JDate, two of the leading consumer brands in the space, to new heights."

Mr. Volturo is joining the Company from Strategic Mgmt. 360, where he served as founder and CEO since 2013 advising top tier brands on positioning and integrated marketing. From 2010 to 2012, he served as Chief Marketing Officer at Beachmint. From 2003 through 2010, Mr. Volturo served as Senior Vice President, Brand and New Market Strategy at Guthey-Renker. He began his career with BMG Direct, a division of Bertelsmann Inc.

Mr. Volturo received his B.A. from Temple University and his M.B.A. from Drexel University.

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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).