SPARK NETWORKS SE
Election of Administrative Board members
Pursuant to the resolution proposed for agenda item 5 of the Annual General Meeting 2020 of Sparks Networks SE (the "Company"), with effect as of the end of the Annual General Meeting on 29 July 2020, the number of members of the Company's Administrative Board shall be set to seven members until further notice.
Further, all current members of the Administrative Board have been elected to the Administrative Board of Spark Networks SE by the Extraordinary General Meeting of 3 June 2019 for a period until the end of the Annual General Meeting that resolves on granting the Administrative Board members discharge for the fiscal year 2019, at most, however, for a term of six years after the appointment of the respective Administrative Board member.
Thus, pursuant to Art. 43 (2), (3) SE Regulation, Sec. 23 SEAG in conjunction with § 10 (1) sentence 2 of the Company's Articles of Association and the proposed resolution of the Annual General Meeting on 29 July 2020 (agenda item 5), seven new members shall be elected to the Administrative Board.
This document presents the candidates up for election as members of the Administrative Board:
Eric Eichmann joined Spark Networks in November 2019 as Chief Executive Oficer. From April 2013 until 2018, Mr. Eichmann was member of the management ofCriteo S.A., where he held the position as CEO since 2015. Prior to joining Criteo, Eric was COO at Living Social and at Rosetta Stone, SVP of Advertising Operations and Technology at AOL, and Eric was also a senior engagement manager at McKinsey & Co. Eric holds a master's degree in computer engineering from EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Chelsea Grayson is Executive-in-Residence for BounceX since March 2020. Prior to that Ms. Grayson was Chief Executive Officer of True Religion between November 2018 until June 2019 and Chief Executive Officer of American Apparel from September 2016 until April 2017 where she held several senior management positions since 2014. Ms. Grayson currently serves at the Board of Rex Mundi and the Board of Vireo Health where she chairs the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. Prior to that Ms. Grayson was a member of the board of several leading B2C companies. Ms. Grayson received a J.D. from Loyola Law School and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Currently serving as chairman of the board
David Khalil is an entrepreneur and business angel. He is the founder and was managing director of Sunshine Smile GmbH which was founded in 2017. Prior to that, from August 2016 to November 2016, he acted as interim CFO at flaschenpost GmbH. Mr. Khalil served as managing director at Affinitas from 2008 until February 2016. Previous to his time at Affinitas, Mr. Khalil worked as an investment manager at European Founders Fund from 2007 to 2008 and as a business consultant at Boston Consulting Group from 2006 to 2007. He has also made numerous angel investments. In 2006, Mr. Khalil received a Master's degree in business administration from WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Business, where he focused on corporate finance, controlling and entrepreneurship.
Bradley J. Goldberg founded Quartz Strategic LLC where he also serves as Chief Executive Officer in November 2019. Prior to that he has served as the President of PEAK6 Investments, L.P. since 2011. Mr. Goldberg focused on business strategy, business operations, and people development across PEAK6 and its operating companies. From 2009 until 2011, Mr. Goldberg was the CEO of PEAK6 Online, where he led a portfolio of early stage financial technology businesses, including OptionsHouse, which was subsequently sold to General Atlantic and then to E*TRADE. Prior to PEAK6, Mr. Goldberg served in multiple leadership positions at Microsoft across the Online, Enterprise, and Developer businesses. Mr. Goldberg was the General Manager for the Search Business Unit, where he was accountable for global product management, marketing, and revenue for Bing. Mr. Goldberg graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Amherst College and completed post graduate work in Japan, at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies. Mr. Goldberg earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was awarded second year honors.