People on the move: All Things Live, BSI Merch and more…

Featured Image: Peer Osmundsvaag and Charlie Simmonds

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

Peer Osmundsvaag (pictured left) has left Nordic live entertainment company All Things Live after five years. 

Osmundsvaag founded Friction and Atomic Soul Booking, which were among the business banded together by investment firm Waterland Private Equity to launch All Things Live in 2019. He will continue to focus on his own festival Piknik i Parken – which translates to Picnic in the Park – in Oslo. The most recent edition featured performances from the likes of Stormzy and Massive Attack.

Industry veteran Stephanie Rosa has been appointed to serve as managing director of Tixr’s London office. Rosa will lead a new local team to build upon the company’s existing roster of partners in the region and its growth in North America.

“The word is out about Tixr, I couldn’t be more excited to lead our UK operations and European expansion from our new London office,” said Rosa, who was previously Tixr’s director of partnerships and sales operations.

Following experiential creative agency Smyle Group’s acquisition by The Human Network, co-founder and group executive director Rich Stainton will step down from his role at the end of the year. 

“I know Smyle Group are in brilliant hands for the future with Michael [Gietzen] and Dominic [Thomas-Smith], my first ever employee, leading the business into the next phase of its exciting journey as part of The Human Network,” said Stainton.

“I look forward to continuing to work with both of them and the wider team through their ongoing support of The Power of Events.”

Elsewhere, Ashley Hinsen has been named vice president of sales, private events for Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium. 

In her new role, Hinsen will oversee and expand the private events business. The multipurpose venue is managed by ASM Global and has a capacity of 65,000, and more than 10 event spaces to deliver numerous experiences.

BSI Merch, which operates stores on behalf of global music artists and bands, has announced it is set to open a new office in Tokyo. Charlie Simmonds (pictured right) has been appointed to lead the Tokyo operations, reporting directly to BSI Merch chief executive Andy Allen. 

You can read our full story from last week, here. 

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