Sparkology’s Team

Sparkology was formed by a group of young professionals who were disenchanted by the existing matchmaking options. We have lived (and conquered) the bar and club scene. We have also made the rounds through the generic, big-box online dating platforms as well as the supposedly elite and exclusive sites. Unfortunately, it was immediately apparent that the same sleaze that made us roll our eyes at the clubs had permeated online platforms. We believe that our customers deserve more than dead accounts, fake profiles, impersonal messages, and subpar candidates. In contrast, Sparkology brings the city’s trendiest, hottest, most creative, and most ambitious singles together in one, fun place. We also believe that existing platforms have devolved courtship into one-night hookups that leave people emotionally empty.

We believe in the modern lady and gentleman. Life is a collection of experiences... experiences that become more meaningful and fulfilling when shared with someone incredible. We are not conservative, we are not bible-thumpers, and we are not preaching marriage – we are just ready for something more fulfilling than a 2AM drunken hookup that you'll question the next morning.

Alex Furmansky – Head Spark

As the company's visionary, Alex lives, breathes, and (much to the demise of his personal life) sleeps Sparkology. When not meeting with the press, upgrading the website, or personally reaching out to our members, he spends his time on the ground in Sparkology cities to educate and induct new members into our community. With two degrees from UPenn, investment banking at UBS and Evercore Partners, and business development for OpenPeak under his belt, it's hard to keep him out of the weeds of operations. He loves entertaining guests both out on the town and on his sailing yacht, where speed is measured in champagne bottles per hour. A romantic at heart, Alex appreciates a bottle of wine, a tango, and a two-person hammock.

Jonathan Gale – Director of Social Media Relations & Content Development

[Jonathan was too busy tweeting to write his bio]

Andrey Gorbunov - Web Dev Guru

Andrey spends all his time building out Sparkology and expanding our features in response to customer feedback... he hasn’t seen the sun in a while. But, don’t worry; we have him on a regular diet of pizza and Red Bull.

Gaby Azulay - Community Manager

Gaby is our "behind the (web) scenes" girl who not only answers your customer service needs, but works hard to make Sparkology the best it can be. She currently holds a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University and hopes to share her knowledge with our members through her writing on our site blog. While outgoing and passionate are words often used to describe her, she thoroughly enjoys a quiet day on the beach with a good book in hand. Please feel free to contact her with any suggestions/ideas on how to better your experience as she thrives on helping you to find that SPARKS you are looking for!

Dating Concierges: Laurie and Sean

Each of our concierges brings experience and professionalism to our community. Biographies of each concierge team member may be found on the Concierge page after logging in.

Mike Sacco – Marketing Strategy Analyst

Mike Sacco is a freshman at NYU's Stern School of Business in New York, New York. In his high school years, he was elected President of the National Honor Society, Vice President of the French National Honor Society, Head Director of the school’s podcast, and a participant in his school's Academic Teams. As an analyst at Sparkology, Mike engages in marketing, product strategy, corporate communications, and research and development projects. When he finds himself in a free moment, he enjoys following style blogs, keeping up with tech news, traveling and taking road trips, and exploring the city; his escapes into the world are often excuses to plan out business ideas.