We round up the latest movements from the ticketing sector and associated industries…
Jon Bailey has joined Ludus, a US-based ticketing platform utilised by more than 2,000 performing arts organisations including schools, colleges, community theatres and performing arts centres to manage their ticketing, marketing, fundraising and streaming.
Bailey has more than 20 years of experience working across companies such as TicketWeb, Vendini, ExtremeTix and ArtsPeople. He will focus on the company’s growth and exploring new markets.
Accesso Technology Group, a technology solutions provider for the leisure, entertainment and cultural markets, has revealed that chief executive Steve Brown and chief financial officer Fern MacDonald have extended their stay at the company until 2026.
Greg Nortman is set to step down as president from Logitix, a provider of ticketing technology for teams and live events, to pursue other interests.
Nortman joined Logitix in 2017, when it was known as Dynasty Sports and Entertainment. He was named president in 2021.
Stu Halberg, Logitix chief executive, said: “Greg was instrumental in building Logitix into what we are today as leaders in our industry. We are proud of our work together at Logitix and wish Greg all the best in his future endeavours.”
Tixr, a primary ticketing and event commerce marketplace, has appointed Irene Hedges (pictured left) as chief strategy officer.
In this newly created role, Hedges will lead the company’s strategic growth initiatives. She has over 15 years of experience working in leadership roles across the entertainment industry, most recently as senior vice-president of corporate business development and strategy at Warner Bros.
Robert Davari, co-founder and chief executive of Tixr, said: “Since Tixr’s inception, we’ve opened new markets with ‘frontier projects’ that continue to push the envelope, grow our offering, and move the business into new territory. Irene is the perfect fit to spearhead these efforts, given her extensive strategic experience as a corporate development leader at some of the most recognisable brands in the world.”
Hedges added: “Tixr’s growth trajectory is undeniable. I’m thrilled to be joining such an entrepreneurial team with an innovative and motivating culture. Tixr’s organic growth and profitability are rare and unique in this competitive industry. I’m excited to apply my skill set to turbo-charging the business in creative ways and building upon Tixr’s solid foundation.”
Elsewhere, Tixserve has appointed Ian Davis (pictured right) as global head of revenue.
Davis has joined the company from the Football Association of Wales, where he held the position of chief commercial and engagement officer.
Patrick Kirby, managing director of Tixserve, said: “Ian is joining Tixserve to lead growth at an exciting stage in our company’s growth trajectory. His combined knowledge of both the Tixserve product and the sports industry’s needs go hand in hand with Tixserve’s client-led focus, making him an excellent choice to help accelerate our growth into the future. I look forward to working closely with him.”
Davis added: “I am thrilled to be joining Tixserve and to continue adding value to event organisers and rights owners. I look forward to working with the ambitious, talented and collaborative Tixserve team and to ramp up the company’s already impressive growth momentum.”
Richard Howle has stepped down from the council of The Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR) after 14 years.
He said in a post on LinkedIn: “It has been a great experience and I have learned a lot from my industry colleagues who have served on the council over the years.”
Do you have news of an appointment that we should know about? Get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll include it in our next round-up.