Mark Brooks

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Mark Brooks

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An authority on the business of internet dating

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Online Personals See (est. June 2004) has no ads, no fluff, just raw news, official rankings and CEO interviews relevant to the Online Personals and Matchmaking Industries.

Mark Brooks operates a boutique consultancy that exclusively serves internet dating and social networking companies. He has served and advised PlentyofFish (7 years), Meetme, Dating Factory, Completo Personals (9 years) and numerous high spectacle dating sites, and has worked ter the online community space since 1998.

When Mark earned his B.S. Engineering Management from the University of Hertfordshire (near London), online dating wasgoed just beginning to take form on the message boards and forums of the internet. He originally ventured to the U.S.A. to help embark a community aerial photography company te Pennsylvania ter 1991.

After graduating te 1994, he sold non-contact laser-based metrology and particle measuring systems to the likes of HP, Intel and Seagate.

By 1998, Mark eyed the potential that the internet held for helping people connect and moved to California and commenced an venture and social events club serving Silicon Valley that grew to 3600 members, and then help embark eturn (now Remoba), an early competitor to Plaxo. Te 1999 Mark helped develop an early personality profiling dating webpagina called Hypermatch which wasgoed sold to EZBoard.

Te 2003 he worked with Jonathan Abrams at Friendster to seed the Friendster community through media relations, promoters and events. He then joined FriendFinder to assist Dr Conru and Dr Zhang with media relations and business development. He left FriendFinder with Dr Zhang to help vormgeving and build the personality profiling based diet webpagina, Diet.com, and then worked spil VP for Cupid.com to overhaul the webpagina vormgeving and acquire a speed-dating company and expand it into 70 U.S. cities.

June 2004 marked the very first postbode on OnlinePersonalsWatch.com. ‘OPW’ has become the #1 online resource for the business of online dating and matchmaking. SocialNetworkingWatch.com followed te August 2006.

Mark’s expertise ter the industry has made him a regular keynote speaker at conferences around the world and a very sought after consultant to internet dating and social networking companies.

He also guest writes for TechCrunch. Mark is presently the Voorzitter of the Internet Dating Excellence Association.

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