Ticketing mobile application Vibe Tickets has appointed former digital brand and marketing manager at Ticketmaster Resale, Cornel Lazar, as its new marketing director.

As well as his work at Ticketmaster, Lazar has also gained industry experience from his time at GetMeIn and Seatwave.

Vibe Tickets has been growing rapidly since 2013, and has attracted investment from Virgin founder Richard Branson and entrepreneur Scott Fletcher. Last year the company raised £600,000 ($775,000/€700,000) in a crowdfunding campaign.

The app is currently operational in eight countries, with plans to expand its global presence.

Luke Massie, founder and managing director at Vibe, said: “Cornel’s (Lazar) experience in the fast-paced ticketing industry and his enthusiasm for digital innovation really stood out to us. His ambition is endless and his drive to disrupt the market will be vital for Vibe as we reach our goal of becoming the global ticketing marketplace app of choice.

“The secondary ticketing market is highly competitive. It’s therefore vital that we recruit the right talent to help us promote the message of transparency and continue to grow. This is an exciting transition period for Vibe, and we look forward to taking advantage of Cornel’s expertise as we pursue our ambitions.”