Flirtomatic hooks up with new CEO as Mark Curtis steps down

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Mobile social network Flirtomatic (“the world’s number one flirting company”) has appointed Neil Goldberg as its new CEO. He’ll replace outgoing CEO Mark Curtis.

Goldberg is described as having “16 years of leadership experience building global companies in the entertainment and technology industries” and was previously with Silicon Valley’s SayNow, the social, voice-based entertainment platform, which was sold to Google. That’s notable since Flirtomatic is making in-roads in the U.S., attributing success in the States as a key factor in its ability to raise a $9 million Series C round from Nauta Capital and existing investors last July.

As for Curtis’ decision to step down, it’s described as an “amicable departure” and as having unanimous backing from the Board “in the interest of the company’s next growth phase.”

This is despite the fact that Flirtomatic is talking up the recent achievements under Curtis’ watch, including the U.S. launch (“2m users in America in less than 18 months”), completion of the 2010 funding round, and making a number of new key hires. That invites speculation that the Board and perhaps Flirtomatic’s latest investors feel that Curtis has taken the company as far as he could.