People on the Move: Wasserman, Paytm Insider and more

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

Global sports, music, and entertainment company Wasserman has announced Lee Anderson as president of the group’s music division.

Anderson, a founding member of Wasserman Music’s executive leadership team, played a pivotal role in establishing the agency when it launched in 2021 and has since helped to craft a business strategy and growth plan for the music division that has seen its staff triple in size while expanding its global footprint and artist service offerings.

“As our music business has continued to grow and expand, Lee has taken on an increasing number of leadership responsibilities and has been instrumental in shaping the foundation of Wasserman Music and charting a path for even broader global success,” said Casey Wasserman, chairman of Wasserman.

ASM Global has selected Andy Gorchov as general manager of the Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium.

In his role as general manager, Gorchov will oversee day-to-day operations at the 65,000-capacity venue, including the overall management, promotion and operation of the facility. Responsibilities include purchasing, booking, marketing, finance, human resources, box office, advertising, production, maintenance, parking, security, emergency and crisis management, and more.

Gorchov was previously general manager of Empower Field at Mile High in Denver and led State Farm Stadium in Arizona.

“The Las Vegas Raiders are pleased to welcome someone as entrenched in the sports and entertainment industry as Andy,” said Sandra Douglass Morgan, president, Las Vegas Raiders. “ASM Global has been a trusted partner of the Raiders for years, and we are confident under Andy’s care that Allegiant Stadium will remain one of the greatest sports and entertainment venues in the country. We look forward to working with Andy and the ASM Global team to continue creating the unparalleled experiences that locals and visitors have come to expect in Las Vegas.”

New role at Paytm Insider for Khare

Paytm’s online entertainment ticketing arm Paytm Insider has promoted Varun Khare to the position of chief operating officer.

Formerly the head for the live entertainment division, Khare will now lead the company’s operational strategies and drive its growth and innovation.

Prior to Paytm, Khare served in various leadership roles at Fountainhead Promotions & Events and Oranjuice Entertainment.

Shreyas Srinivasan, founder and chief executive at Paytm Insider, said: “Over the last five years we have built a full-fledged platform which supports organisers with a range of services which spans ticketing, sponsorship, artist booking, marketing and more. Varun has been instrumental in this build out, his vast experience across all aspects of organising an event has allowed us to build a platform which will champion events and organisers across this country.”

Mike Rogers is to spearhead Tixel’s expansion after being named head of business development & partnerships.

Rogers was formerly a senior executive at Dice, DeFy Tickets and Eventbrite.

He said: “In a time with much frustration around the ticket buying experience, Tixel has built a fair, accessible, and transparent marketplace for fans to buy and sell tickets with confidence.”

Aamir Javaid has been named head of fan experience at Ticketpass, the ethical ticketing company.

Javaid was previously head of ticketing at English Football League club Birmingham City for more than a decade. He also held delivery roles for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and the Rugby League World Cup in the same year.

He said: “Looking forward to meeting and working with all Ticketpass clients and assisting them in enhancing their fan experience through the Ticketpass ticketing platform and fan engagement.”

Elizabeth Harrison has become ticketing supervisor for the City of Denver at AXS. Harrison will work with venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre and others across Colorado.

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