We round up the latest movements in the ticketing world, including news from Logitix and See Tickets…
Stuart Halberg (left) has become the new chief executive of Logitix as part of a reshuffle which also sees Kurt Schneider become executive chairperson.
Halberg has spent the last seven years as Logitix’s SVP of strategy & analytics, overseeing data and product strategy.
Schneider was previously the chief executive for the Harlem Globetrotters and before that was executive vice president for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
Eric Ingram has also been made chief financial officer and Trent Stewart has become head of engineering.
Halberg said: “We have an incredible team here at Logitix and I’m thrilled to take on the role of chief executive officer. This is an exciting time as our partners welcome fans back to venues around the world. Our industry is ready for evolution and innovation, and we look forward to bringing our platform and services to our partners.”
See Tickets’s North America operation has appointed Marisa Lorian Veeh as vice president of product. Previously, Veeh had been at Flavorus as a designer, with the company switching ownership to SFX Entertainment and then to See Tickets.
Veeh said: “It’s amazing to look through the past iterations of my role and see what our products have done for venues and promoters. I’m excited to be part of the future of See Tickets, and continue putting our clients’ needs at the forefront of product.”
Claire Lopacki is now taking on the role of head of design, having previously been the senior product designer. The company has also brought in MaryMargaret Walsh-Bilus as director of sales operations, who has previous experience with Crowdtorch, Ticketfly and Eventbrite.
Boris Patronoff, chief executive officer of See Tickets North America, said: “Marisa has been a kay part of our North American strategy and success, we’re thrilled to have her at the helm of product for See Tickets. With both Marisa and Claire as leaders on our product side, and MaryMargaret directing our sales operations team I know our clients are in good hands.”
United States Tennis Association and Elevate Sports Ventures have announced a partnership ahead of the 2021 US Open at the end of August, and have brought in Dan Rosenthal as vice president of sales to support the project. Rosenthal boasts 15 years of NFL, NBA and NHL experience, and will work with Elevate’s ticket and premium sales and service team.
Elsewhere, Festicket aims to expand in North America with the appointment of Stephanie Rosa (right) as vice president of sales and Steve Levy as consultant general manager for North America. Levy was previously the chief marketing officer of Virgin Fest and head of marketing for Insomniac Events.
He said: “I worked with Festicket pre-pandemic in my roles at Virgin and Insomniac. I was most impressed with their ticketing and payment solutions. I truly believe they are best in class and I am excited to work with Zack Sabban [Festicket chief executive] and his team to re-launch here.”
Rosa first joined Festicket as business development manager at the end of 2019.
Nick Gebru is starting a new position as senior director – ticketing, premium and annual fundraising at Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Previously, Gebru was the director, collegiate partnerships at Legends and senior sales manager for Legends Global Sales – Mercedes-Benz Stadium from 2014 to 2017.
Chicago Bulls have promoted Dan Moriarty to vice president of marketing, following five years of being the digital director and the senior director of digital at the club.
Alistair Green has joined Bill Kenwright as its head of sales and marketing. Green has experience as the business development manager for ticketing and ticketing technology at LIVE IT Group and as the artistic director for House of Horla, a theatre company. Green has also been the business development officer and associate director for The Walking Theatre company.
Sam Hewing has been brought in as a visitor experience manager at Expo 2020 Dubai, which will open October 1 for 182 days following its postponement due to the pandemic. Hewing has previously acted as the venue manager for Venue Group and attraction duty manager for Body Worlds London.
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