BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 21, 2007 – Spark Networks plc (AMEX:LOV), a leading provider of online personals services, announced that it has hired Greg Franchina as its Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective June 1, 2007. Mr. Franchina will provide the company with leadership and strategic direction in all areas of technology, operational IT practices, and project management.
“As Chief Information Officer, Greg will play a key role as we continually aim to provide a superior customer experience and increase our competitive advantage,” said Adam Berger, Chief Executive Officer. “My previous working relationship with Greg gives me high confidence that he will help us move Spark intelligently and efficiently to the next level.”
Mr. Franchina comes to Spark Networks with over 21 years of technical and operational experience. Most recently he was CIO and VP of Operations with Spot Runner, immediately prior he was CIO and VP of Operations for WeddingChannel.com. Previously, he served as President of a web-based information-services development company, and held various technical and operational roles at RELTECH Group and Platinum Technology. He graduated from The College of William and Mary with a B.S. in Computer Science.