We round up the latest movements from the ticketing sector and associated industries…
Secondary ticketing platform StubHub International has appointed Dan Mucha as chief executive.
Mucha has joined StubHub International from online personalisation business Photobox Group, where he was also CEO. Prior to joining Photobox Group, Mucha held senior operating roles with Amazon and MSNBC.
Queue-it co-founder Niels Henrik Sodemann (pictured left) has stepped down as the company’s CEO, choosing to work on special projects, innovations, communities, key customers and mentoring within the business.
Jesper Essendrop will step in as Queue-it’s new CEO from January 1.
Sodemann said: “I have known Jesper for the last 25 years, and he is one of the best executives I have met in software. He will also fit into the fantastic Queue-it culture we have built over the years.
“Queue-it has evolved from a three co-founder start-up in 2010 to more than 200 employees globally. What a journey it’s been and I’m looking forward to continuing to be part of this amazing community in a new role.”
Elsewhere, Heather Reading (pictured right) has joined sports marketing and data technology company Two Sides as ticketing lead.
Reading has joined the company from her role as ticketing lead for the Women’s Euros, and has almost 15 years of experience in the major sports events sector. She has been the marketing manager for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as the head of marketing for the 2017 World Athletics Championships.
Reading led the delivery of the ticketing strategy for the record-breaking UEFA Women’s Euro 2022, which saw 575,000 tickets sold – making it the biggest women’s sports event to ever be held in the UK.
Rob Holland has started a new position as vice-president of operations for Ticketmaster Sport.
Holland has been with Ticketmaster for almost 12 years, and has held roles such as senior operations manager and director of operations for Ticketmaster Sport. Prior to joining Ticketmaster, Holland also held roles at See Tickets and Ticketline.
Timo Skrzypski also has a new role with Ticketmaster, and is the vice-president of sports business development, Europe. He was previously the senior director of sports business development, Europe.