Keith White has joined Spectra by Comcast Spectacor as the company’s new chief technology officer of ticketing and fan engagement.

White will lead product management, product development, design, engineering and quality assurance for the Paciolan platform, which was acquired by Spectra.

The Spectra ticketing and fan engagement division enables college athletic programmes, arenas, professional sports and performing arts clients to sell more than 120 million tickets per year. Comcast Spectacor is owned by US media giant Comcast.

White is a former senior vice-president of engineering at Ticketmaster. Before then, he served as director of engineering at Tickets.com.

“I am excited for this opportunity to set the bar with our products, and bring a continued positive impact to our customers and their fans,” he said. “We have a responsibility to push innovation – for everyone’s benefit – and I am looking forward to engaging with the Spectra team and community to help continue to build upon a strong company with a rich history of innovation.”

Dave Butler, chief executive of Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement, added: “We are thrilled to have Keith White join our team as chief technology officer, where he will have a pivotal leadership role in shaping the future direction of our platform. Keith has incredible experience in the industry and we are confident that he will lead our product team to continue to deliver exceptional business value to our clients and their fans.”