Sports marketing agency Two Circles has acquired Sports Ink in a move that will result in Sports Ink founder Paul Williamson (pictured left) joining Two Circles as a full-time director.
Williamson served as director of ticketing at the London 2012 Olympic Games, building a commercial team and sales strategy that generated $1bn (£738m/€829m) in revenue from 11 million ticket sales.
Following the acquisition, Two Circles will take on all existing Sports Ink clients and projects, which include the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the 2022 UEFA Women’s Euro in England, the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the 2022 Men’s ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.
Finn Walsh (pictured right) has been appointed head of commercial at PTI Digital.
Walsh has previously worked at Premier League football clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton, Major League Soccer franchise LA Galaxy and The O2 in London. He joins PTI from Realife Tech after choosing to move away from the product side of the industry into the consultancy space.
Walsh’s appointment comes after PTI recently named Mario Zambas as its new head of venue technology in the EMEA region.
Live entertainment and ticketing company TEG has appointed Cameron Stone (pictured centre) as its new chief technology officer.
Stone previously served as chief information officer at Virgin Australia, where he delivered large-scale technology platform transformations for the airline. He has also worked as chief information officer and senior vice-president at Aurizon.
In his new role, Stone will report to Ian Ball, TEG’s chief operating officer and global head of venues. He will lead the team charged with evolving and executing the company’s technology capability and investments.
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Online ticketing and livestream events platform, Citizen Ticket has created three new roles following the £750,000 investment round secured in December.
Charlie Boisseau joins as a non-executive director. He comes to the firm from his role as chief technology officer at Commsworld and in 2010 he set up his own telecommunications business called Fluency Communications, which was acquired by Commsworld in 2012 and he then became part of the senior management team driving.
Oliver McLaren has been appointed as business development manager reporting to co-founder and chief operating officer, Philip Shaw-Stewart. McLaren has ticketing and events experience from previous roles with Ticketline and WeGotTickets and will be working closely with Shaw-Stewart and the sales team to target sports and culture opportunities.
Hornets Sports & Entertainment (HSE) has named Tamara Daniels senior vice-president and general counsel. Daniels, who will serve as a part of HSE’s executive leadership team and will advise and counsel across all areas within the NBA team’s organisation, will begin her role with the franchise in February.
Daniels joins the Hornets after serving as vice-president and general counsel of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights and the organisation’s other properties.