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People on the move: TicketSwap, Euro 2020 and more

Dutch ticket marketplace TicketSwap has named two new senior hires with Margriet Rijff appointed as chief operating officer and Oscar Kriek (pictured left) as head of business strategy.

Kriek joins the firm from See Tickets Benelux where he most recently held the role of senior business strategist.

Elsewhere, Michael Mortlock has been appointed as the English Football Association’s (FA) ticketing manager for the UEFA Euro 2020 football tournament, which was rescheduled due to COVID-19 and will take place this year from June 11 to July 11.

Mortlock joins the FA from Tickets.com where he worked as a product specialist. He has also worked as a ticketing manager at Wembley Stadium previously.

The NFL’s Dallas Cowboys has promoted Doug Dawson (pictured right) to senior vice-president of ticket sales and service.

Dawson has been with the Cowboys since 2007 and has held the positions of vice-president of ticket sale and service as well as senior director of ticket sales and service.

Jamie Jenkinson has started a new position as director of strategic partnerships of EMEA at global e-commerce marketplace Groupon.

Elsewhere, Amy Naples (pictured centre) has been promoted to vice-president of entertainment and attraction marketing at Caesars Entertainment, Inc.

She joins the US casino and hotel company from Chase Hospitality Group where she held the role of director of sales and marketing. Prior to her short stint with Chase, she worked with Caesars Entertainment as director of entertainment marketing.

Naples has also previously worked with See Tickets and Elevate Tickets.

Ian Brown has been appointed as managing director at The Snow Centre and Chill Factore in Hemel Hempstead and Manchester.

Major League Soccer franchise Inter Miami has appointed Xavier Asensi as its new chief business officer.

Asensi joins Inter Miami after 10 years with Spanish LaLiga club Barcelona, where he most recently served as chief commercial officer and also held a position on the team’s executive board.

Asensi is currently pending receipt of authorisation to work in the US and will lead front office business operations and commercial strategies when he joins Inter Miami. He will report directly to Jorge Mas, managing owner of the franchise, which debuted in MLS last year.

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