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Gitte Bendzulla

Gitte Bendzulla

Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer

Gitte Bendzulla joined Spark Networks as General Counsel in 2018. Since then, she has consecutively expanded her responsibilities, with her appointment to Managing Director, Chief Legal Counsel and Chief of Staff in 2019 adding responsibility for Spark’s People and Customer Care function.  

With her promotion to Chief Operating Officer in 2020, her portfolio has expanded further and now includes additional responsibility for Procurement, Office IT and Cyber Security. She and her teams are responsible for smooth, efficient and compliant operations of the business, driving growth and innovation by running the Company’s processes around OKRs.  

Before joining Spark Networks, Gitte held several senior legal positions on a European and global scale with Juniper Networks, APM Terminals, Eaton Industries and the SITA Suez group. Gitte started her career at the German-based law firm Graf von Westphalen in 2004. She is admitted to the German bar and holds a master’s degree from the University of Bayreuth (Germany), as well as a bachelor’s degree obtained in Berlin (Germany).