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Spark Networks Inc (LOV)

LOV on American Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael McConnell

49 2015 Chairman of the Board

Daniel Rosenthal

56 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert O'Hare

34 2015 Chief Financial Officer

David Budworth

45 2016 Chief Technology Officer

Michael Brodsky

47 2015 Director

Bradley Goldberg

46 2016 Director

Ian Jacobs

39 2014 Director

John Lewis

42 2014 Director

Jonathan Mather

64 2014 Director

Walter Turek

63 2014 Director

Laura Bainbridge

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Michael McConnell

Mr. Michael J. McConnell is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. As Chairman, From August 2011 to November 2014, Mr. McConnell served on the Board of Directors of Redflex Holdings, Limited, an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)-listed developer and manufacturer of digital photo enforcement solutions and as the Interim Non-Executive Chairman from February 2012 to February 2013. Mr. McConnell also served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee, as well as a member of the Remuneration and Nominating & Governance Committees. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. McConnell served as the Chief Executive Officer of Collectors Universe, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed provider of third-party authentication and grading of high value collectibles. Mr. McConnell served on the Board of Directors of Collectors Universe, including on its Compensation and Nominating and Governance committees, from 2007 to 2013. From 1994 to 2007, Mr. McConnell served as a Managing Director of Shamrock Capital Advisors, an investment manager of both domestic and international alternative asset funds in public equities, real estate and private equity, where he led a $1.2 billion direct investment fund and was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee

Daniel Rosenthal

Mr. Daniel Rosenthal serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Rosenthal is joining the Company from PEAK6 Investments, L.P. Since December 2015, Mr. Rosenthal has overseen the development of electronic trading strategies and served as a member of the board of directors of Apex Clearing Corporation. From June 2012 until November 2015, Mr. Rosenthal served as Chief Executive Officer of Apex Clearing Corporation, a subsidiary of PEAK6. Prior to Apex Clearing Corporation, Mr. Rosenthal held various positions at PEAK6 from November 2009 to June 2012, including Chief Technology Officer, during which time he developed proprietary trading platforms, risk management, and back office functions, and also served as CEO and founder of online trading platform, OptionsHouse.

Robert O'Hare

Mr. Robert O'Hare has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective March 1, 2015. Prior to Square, he was Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at Pandora Media, Inc. (2010 – 2013). Prior to Pandora, he held financial roles at Spitfire Capital (2009 – 2010), Spectrum Equity Investors (2006 – 2009) and Thomas Weisel Partners (2004 – 2006). Mr. O’Hare received his B.S. from Georgetown University and is a CFA charterholder.

David Budworth

Mr. David Budworth serves as Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Mr. Budworth is also joining the Company from PEAK6 where he served as Chief Architect from January 2008 to August 2016, overseeing technical design, structure and management across a diverse range of investments. In addition to his role as Chief Architect, Mr. Budworth also served as CTO of PEAK6 Capital Management LLC, from January 2011 to February 2013. Prior to his position as Chief Architect, from August 2005 to January 2008, Mr. Budworth served as a CTO of OptionsHouse. In his time at PEAK6, Mr. Budworth has led the designed and build-out of a large number of PEAK6's technology initiatives with various teams throughout the firm, both in trading and online.

Michael Brodsky

Mr. Michael B. Brodsky, J.D., is Director of Spark Networks, Inc. Mr. Brodsky brings to the Spark board a significant amount of experience as an investor, board director and operating executive. Since 2014 he has managed Vajra Asset Management, an investment firm he founded that invests in small public companies. He has also served on a number of publicly traded company boards of directors including serving as Chairman of Determine, Inc, an enterprise SaaS-based to “source-to-pay” solutions provider, since 2013. Previously, he managed a public equity investment fund for the Pritzker Group in Chicago. He also served as Chairman and CEO of Youbet.com and, after its acquisition by Churchill Downs, served on the Churchill board. Mr. Brodsky served as CFO of the Away Network, an on-line travel media company acquired by Orbitz. He holds a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a J.D. from Northwestern University Law School and a B.A. from Syracuse University.

Bradley Goldberg

Mr. Brad Goldberg serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Goldberg joined PEAK6 in 2009 and has been President since 2012. In such role, Mr. Goldberg has partnered with leaders who oversee each of PEAK6’s operating companies and business operations across the firm to strategically manage PEAK6’s growth. From January 2009 until September 2011, Mr. Goldberg was the CEO of PEAK6 Online, where he led a portfolio of early stage financial technology businesses, including OptionsHouse. Prior to PEAK6, Mr. Goldberg served in various leadership positions at Microsoft, across Microsoft’s Online, Enterprise and Developer businesses. Immediately before joining PEAK6 he was General Manager for Search Business Unit, where he was responsible for product management, consumer marketing, and worldwide business management for Bing.

Ian Jacobs

Mr. Ian V. Jacobs is Director of the Company.Mr. Jacobs was employed by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University in 2003. Prior to receiving his M.B.A., Mr. Jacobs was an associate with Goldman Sachs. He completed the CFA program in 2001 and received his B.A. in Economics from Yeshiva University in 1997. Mr. Jacobs has considerable experience in U.S. capital markets, and has focused his investments on businesses with identifiable structural competitive advantages.

John Lewis

Mr. John H. Lewis serves as Director of the Company. John Lewis is the Founder and Managing Partner of Osmium Partners, LLC., a value-based long-short equity fund founded in 2002. Over the past 12 years, Osmium Partners has invested in misunderstood and undervalued US-based small-capitalization stocks exhibiting high-quality business models. As an engaged owner, Osmium works privately and publicly, when warranted, to drive shareholder value. Prior to founding Osmium, Mr. Lewis was Director of Research at Retzer Capital, a Wisconsin-based hedge fund. From 1999 to 2001, he was an Equity Research Analyst at Heartland Funds, a mutual fund with over $2 billion of assets under management. Mr. Lewis received a B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1996, and an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco in 1999.

Jonathan Mather

Mr. Jonathan R. Mather is Director of the Company. Since retiring in 2011, Mr. Mather has served as a consultant to a private equity firm and startup companies. From 2006 until July 2011, he served as Chief Financial Officer of ARC Document Solutions (NASDAQ: ARC), a reprographics company. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Netgear, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), a designer, developer and marketer of networking products for home and small business use, from 2001 to 2006. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Mather worked at Applause Inc., a consumer products company, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2001, as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer from 1997 to 1998 and as Chief Financial Officer from 1995 to 1997.

Walter Turek

Walter L. Turek, has served as the Executive Chairman of Ascentis Corporation, a provider of human resources software, online payroll services, and SaaS Human Capital Management solutions since 2011. From 2005 until its sale to Vista Equity Partners in 2012, Mr. Turek served on the Board of Directors, including as Chairman of the Nominations and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees, of Greenway Medical Technologies (formerly NYSE: GWAY), a provider of information solutions to improve the financial performance of healthcare providers. During his tenure with Greenway Medical, revenues grew from approximately $10 million to $140 million. From 2009 to its sale in 2011 to Juniper Networks, he served as Co-Founder and Director of Mykonos Software, a provider of security solutions for websites and web applications against hackers, fraud and theft. Since 1999, Mr. Turek has been a member of the Board of Directors of BlueTie.com, a leading provider of email hosting services and cloud based collaboration solutions. Until June 2009, Mr. Turek served as an officer and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of payroll and human resource services (NASDAQ: PAYX), where he oversaw a sales force of over 2,000 people as well as the company’s Marketing and International efforts. During the course of his twenty-five year tenure with Paychex, company revenues grew from $10 million to $2 billion, and the company’s market capitalization expanded to $13 billion. In addition, Mr. Turek also served as Corporate Director of Stromberg, a wholly owned subsidiary and a provider of time and attendance solutions.

Laura Bainbridge