TicketGuardian, the ticket protection firm, has appointed Casey Callinsky as its new president, as the company targets an increase in market share.
Callinsky has been tasked with accelerating growth and maintaining the company’s commitment to streamlining the ease of claims and customer service.
Bryan Derbyshire will remain as chief executive and chairman at TicketGuardian.
“I’ve become fanatic about the mission and the people here at TicketGuardian, and I can say the same for my family. It’s an electrifying feeling being part of an organisation that is in the right place, at the right time,” said Callinsky. “I’m excited to not only help grow and shape the business, but to transform the entire space.”
Callinsky has extensive experience leading teams across multiple functions over the past 20 years in the banking industry, most notably as bank area president for Wells Fargo. There, he held several important roles leading small business strategy, business banking partnerships, government relations, diversity and inclusion strategy and implementation, as well as community support.
“Casey has been a leader in all that he does. I’m thankful he decided to take a leap by switching industries and joining our team—it will certainly be more fun,” said Derbyshire.
Founded in 2016, TicketGuardian’s platform provides low cost coverage to protect attendees from financial stress, should normal life circumstances prevent them from attending an event.
The California-based firm provides ticket protection in various different markets, including concerts, festivals, professional sporting events, endurance races, conferences and more.
Callinsky’s hire comes after TicketGuardian recently integrated into several ticketing platforms as well as being the title sponsor for the TicketGuardian 500, a NASCAR race held at ISM Raceway in Avondale, AZ.