People on the Move: LIVE, AXS, and more…

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

Live Nation Entertainment has boosted its Europe, Middle East and Africa team with its latest hire.

Glenn Keeling has been enlisted as the company’s new director of tour ticketing for the area.

Brent Fedrizzi has been named president of AEG Presents’ North American regional offices.

He currently serves as co-president and chief operating office of AEG Presents’ Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest regions and will continue to be based out of Denver as he guides the company’s 100 US venues.

Ticketing company AXS has appointed Sian Egbujie (pictured right) as its strategic operations director for Europe and Christina Chu (pictured centre) as senior vice-president of software engineering.

Egbujie will lead operations teams supporting AXS’ expansion throughout Europe while Chu will head up the software engineering and quality assurance teams.

Belinda Shaw is Australian ticketing firm TEG’s new chief financial officer and will take up the post on July 22.

She will succeed Sandra Rouse who has served in the role for 13 years.

Patel takes green job at LIVE

Live music Industry Venues & Entertainment (LIVE) has hired Ross Patel (pictured left) as its first green impact consultant.

Patel will lead the initiatives of LIVE Green, the organisation’s group formed to tackle sustainability issues. He has more than 15 years of experience in music, media, entertainment, climate action, and technology.

Patel joined the Music Manager Forum in June 2021 to help it advocate for climate action.

“My role as an MMF board member and representative within the LIVE Green group has very fortunately given me the opportunity to work closely with the brilliant LIVE team over the past couple of years,” Patel said.

“I’m excited to continue the work I’ve been doing on Sustainable Touring and Green Clauses for live booking contracts, now in a formal capacity.”

Steve Oberman has been made Tixr’s new vice-president of partnerships and, as a result, will be responsible for strategic global expansion in music.

He will also look to accelerate growth across a variety of industries that Tixr services. Oberman formerly worked at See Tickets for more than seven years as executive vice-president and head of music after serving as vice-president of business development.

New team at See Tickets North America

See Tickets North America has unveiled a new business development leadership team after elevating several executives. Phil Lawrence, Daniel Spicka, MaryMargaret Bilus, and Tony DiCamillo have all been promoted.

“This group, without exception, shares the business acumen, leadership abilities and integrity it takes to grow a sound, profitable ticketing business in the US,” said See Tickets Group chief executive Rob Wilmshurst.

Music Venue Trust, the charity created to protect grassroots music venues in the UK, has made two key appointments to its executive team.

Sophie Brownlee has joined as external affairs manager while Kimberley Goddard has taken on the role of fundraising manager in a part-time capacity.

Cashless point of sale company Intellitix has made Peter Fantuz its chief executive after nearly a decade of service.

“Celebrating our past achievements while eagerly embracing the future, Intellitix continues to embark on an exciting journey toward innovation and growth,” said Fantuz, who joined in 2015 as chief operating officer.

“Together with our existing and new partners, we’ll redefine industry standards, revolutionize experiences and shape a brighter tomorrow for Intellitix, its partners and their guests across the world.”

In addition to Fantuz’s promotion, Intellitix has promoted Marc-André Simard from vice-president of services to senior vice-president of operations.