We round up the latest movements from the ticketing sector and associated industries…

Smeetz has appointed Jean-Marc Tillé (pictured right) as country manager for France and Belgium, as the company has launched operations in France.

The ticketing and dynamic pricing specialist has brought in Tillé to lead the new regional office, who has more than 25 years of experience in the leisure, tourism and ticketing industries.

Tillé will be responsible for developing business initiatives, growing the team in France and establishing the new office.

He said: “I think it’s time to shake up the French ticketing market and that’s why I joined Smeetz in the first place. I was seduced by the powerful and innovative solution that they offer, the team’s dynamism and of course their dynamic pricing capability.”

Ticketcorner has appointed a new chief executive, Oliver Niedermann (pictured left), who will succeed Andreas Angehrn upon his exit at the end of June.

The Swiss ticketing provider is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ticketcorner Holding, which has been equally owned by CTS Eventim and Swiss media company Ringier since 2010.

Niedermann has been head of marketing at Raiffeisen Switzerland for the past decade, where he focused on the digital transformation of marketing activities for the Swiss bank.

Klaus-Peter Schulenberg, chair of the Ticketcorner Board of Directors and CEO of CTS Eventim, said: “We are pleased to have gained a highly qualified marketing and events expert in Oliver Niedermann, who will further expand Ticketcorner’s leading position.

“He brings with him the very best professional prerequisites to gain an even stronger foothold in the Swiss market and make our offer even more attractive to our customers. As CEO, Andreas not only enjoyed great success in positioning and developing Ticketcorner, he has brought significant impetus from Switzerland into our global group of companies with great innovative strength.

“We regret his decision to leave and would like to thank him for the excellent collaboration. We wish him all the best for his personal and professional future.”

Venue management and live entertainment company ASM Global has appointed Jen Mitchell (pictured middle) as general manager of the AO Arena, Manchester.

Mitchell has spent the last five years as the general manager of ASM Global-operated First Direct Arena in Leeds, and boasts more than 23 years of working in the venue and entertainment industry.  She will begin her new role in April.

Operator of National Football League (NFL)’s Cleveland Browns and Major League Soccer (MLS)’s Columbus Crew, Haslam Sports Group, has hired Eric Clouse as its chief commercial officer.

Clouse will oversee revenue and marking departments for both teams and will aim to maximise initiatives relating ticket sales and services, business analytics, fan engagement, corporate partners and digital content and production.

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