LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2015) - On December 9, 2015, Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSE MKT: LOV) (the "Company") announced the appointment of Shailen Mistry as Chief Technology Officer, effective January 4, 2016. Mr. Mistry will report to CEO Michael Egan and will have responsibility for the Company's global technology and technical operations. 

Michael Egan, Chief Executive Officer, said, "As we continue to grow the company by providing our customers with leading products and services, Shailen's experience across the entire spectrum of front-end and back-end technologies will be an excellent addition to the team. Shailen has built a solid reputation as a technical leader and strong mentor and we're excited to have him join Spark."

Mr. Mistry said, "Spark has undergone a significant amount of change in the last year and is ready to start to grow again. I am honored to have the opportunity to be a key part of the leadership team and excited to help lead innovation in an industry that is so dynamic and fundamentally helps individuals."

Mr. Mistry is joining the Company from Dun & Bradstreet where he served as the Vice President of Engineering. Prior to D&B, Mr. Mistry served as the Director of Online Development and Strategy for American Express. He has also previously held technology roles at Crystal Coding Concepts, J.R. Cigars, and E-Intertainment. 

Mr. Mistry received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from U.C.L.A. and his M.S. in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley.

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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).