People on the move: Eventbrite, Festicket and more

We bring you the latest appointments including Eventbrite, Festicket and the LA Chargers…

Eventbrite has brought in Gina Stikes as its chief communications officer, as well as promoting Phil Silverstone to chief customer officer.

The two positions are newly created, with Julia Hartz, chief executive officer, explaining this is to bolster its leadership ranks.

Hartz said: “Looking ahead, we have a clear line of sight on the unique and evolving needs of our customers on both sides of the marketplace. 

“Our refocused strategy and business model resilience will fuel us to move fast and cover more ground. The leadership additions we continue to make signal our strong commitment and position within the industry to lead the growth of live experiences.” 

Stikes has previously worked for YouTube, BET Networks and NBC, and most recently served as the head of public relations & corporate communications at Quibi. Silverstone was most recently Eventbrite’s senior vice president of sales and services. 

Tim Glenane has joined Festicket as the regional operations manager for APAC (Asia-Pacific Countries) in a push to bolster the company’s presence in Australia.

Glenane previously worked with Eventbrite and Ticketek before joining Festicket as a senior account manager last year. He will work alongside Sam Owens, who is the regional head of the events experience platform. 

Owens said: “Since the start of the year, it’s been amazing to have so many high=profile festivals and events put their faith in us, so much as that we’re now able to invest significantly in our team, resources, products and services for Australia and the wider APAC region.

“I’m really pleased to be welcoming Tim and the other new starters to the team, who – as we continue to grow – will be integral in providing the level of service we pride ourselves on at Festicket.” 

After Fanatics was recently valued at around $18bn (£13bn) following a boost in funding from the likes of Jay-Z and Roc Nation, the sports apparel company has made a series of changes. 

Michael Rubin will become the chief executive officer of the company overall, and Tucker Kain will be the chief strategy and growth officer after joining the business recently. Doug Mack, while remaining the chief executive officer of the commerce business, will add the role of vice chairman.  Glenn Schiffman will serve as the chief financial officer, and Matt King will work with Rubin on progressing the group. 

Elsewhere, and Danielle Ares Duran (right) has been made the director of member services at the NFL side, the Los Angeles Chargers.

Duran said in a Linkedin post: “I am thrilled to announce that I am back in the sports industry again with the LA Chargers as the Director, Member Services.

“I want to thank Ashley Hall [senior director, premium and membership services at Los Angeles Chargers] for this incredible opportunity. I’m so excited to build out the Member Services Department and give the Chargers season ticket holders and incredible experience. 

“Let’s get to work! #BoltUp”

In Major League Soccer, Ian Baucher (left) has left Dallas Wings and Panther City Lacrosse Club, where he was the senior account executive for membership sales & services and senior account executive respectively, to become the group events specialist with Houston Dynamo Football Club. 

He shared: “At the end of July, my time with the Dallas Wings and Panther City Lacrosse Club came to an end as my wife and I moved to the greater Houston area. I want to thank the Dallas Wings for a great two and a half years of growth and memories. I will always cherish the connections I made with my season ticket holders and co-workers at this great organisation. 

“With that said, I am extremely excited to announce I have accepted a Group Events Specialist position with the Houston Dynamo Football Club. I am eager to get work with an amazing staff on our goals of growing the Dynamo and Dash brand that has already been established in the Houston area!” 

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