’s Jason Stockwood to leave

Managing director of Jason Stockwood is to leave the dating site and his duties will be taken up for an interim period by marketing director Karl Gregory. advert

Gregory takes the title acting country manager while reviews the current management structure.

Stockwood, who also oversaw’s marketing before the appointment of Gregory at the start of the year, has been at the company since 2007, initially as international managing director.

Gregory is a former head of marketing for Yahoo! search. was bought by Meetic, also owner of Datingdirect, in February this year for £4.43 million. It was previously owned by IAC, which also took a 27% stake in the business..

The dating site is currently reviewing its advertising agency arrangements. Hanft Raboy & Partners created the recent campaigns featuring the characters Cupid and Fate.

Competition in the online dating sector recently ramped up with the arrival of US giant eHarmony in the UK.


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