A round-up of key appointments from within the sports and events industries over the past week.
Venue technology specialist VenueNext has appointed Anthony Perez as its new chief executive. Perez formerly worked as chief marketing officer at NBA basketball team the Orlando Magic and he will take up his new role on July 30. John Paul, VenueNext’s founder and current chief executive, will become vice-chairman on the company’s board of directors, with Perez to also join the board. Orlando Magic was the first NBA team to leverage VenueNext technology.
SeatGeek has hired James McClure as its first-ever general manager, international. McClure (pictured) will lead and grow the mobile ticketing company’s business across Europe and he will be based at its London office. He will oversee the continued growth of SeatGeek Enterprise and spearhead international expansion opportunities outside of the US. McClure previously served as general manager of Northern Europe for Airbnb, and prior to that spent eight years at Google.
NHL ice hockey team the Ottawa Senators has named Aimee Deziel as its new chief marketing officer. Deziel will take up the role on August 13 and will be tasked with strengthening the team’s marketing, sales and creative capabilities. She most recently served as chief operating officer of Momentous, a holding company that specialises in digital marketing, domain name registration and web services. Earlier in her career, Deziel also led marketing for the Ottawa Rapidz minor league baseball team.
Family Tickets is seeking a venues marketing manager to market tours of hit family shows such as Bing Live and In the Night Garden Live. The candidate will be tasked with developing strong relationships with marketing teams in theatres across the UK and Ireland, working together to deliver successful marketing campaigns for shows. More details, including salary, can be found here.
Ticket Arena is seeking an experienced business development director to join its expanding company. The candidate will play a key role in generating new revenue through its product suites including, but not limited to Event Genius. More details of the vacancy can be found here.
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