Elmar was born in Freiburg (Germany), the son of German business leader and Aviator Hans Ekkehard Bob.
Elmar Bob worked as an Executive in the United States, France, Germany and Japan.
Until December 2006, Elmar held the position as the Executive VP of International Operations for Spark Networks. Spark Networks was formerly known as Matchnet.com (Matchnet.com was the parent company of JDate, Americansingles, Christiansingles, Blacksinglesconnection)
In 2001, Elmar, held the position of chief of Matchnet's European operations, and was quoted in the International Herald Tribune commenting on the fact that Bloomberg News wrongly reported Matchnet was being bought out and changing its focus to biotechnology.
Elmar is currently a minority owner of GFS AG a small, private, wealth management company based in Germany and Switzerland but, he works for Siemens in Japan as the head of SCM Business Development. He received his MBA degree (Finance) from INSEAD and his BS degree in Computer Science from University of Washington where he graduated with honors.