Appointments round-up: StubHub, Seattle Sounders, Wasps and more

This week saw StubHub name Dan Jones as its vice-president of international.

Jones (pictured) was previously a senior vice-president at genealogy website Ancestry, serving as general manager of international and overseeing the firm’s global content function. He will be based in Madrid for his new role.

Jones will be tasked with continuing to drive StubHub’s global expansion plans. For more details on his appointment check out our sister site TheTicketingBusiness.com.

Major League Soccer franchise the Seattle Sounders has announced Peter Tomozawa as its president of business operations. Tomozawa and his wife Donna DeLuc will also join Seattle’s ownership group.

Tomozawa will assume oversight of all departments within the Sounders’ business operations team at Pioneer Square. He most recently served as vice-president and executive director for partnerships and board relations for Los Angeles’ successful bid for the 2028 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Tomozawa is also a minority owner in the Vegas Golden Knights NHL ice hockey franchise and maintains ownership stakes in Championship football clubs Swansea City and Barnsley. He has previously served as a partner and global head of foreign exchange sales at Goldman Sachs, where he worked for 17 years.

Event ticketing and ID-based technology specialist AXS has announced that Shaun Eidson and Stephanie Streeter have joined the firm as vice-president of sales for music and senior director of sales for music, respectively.

AXS said the hires highlight the firm’s “enhanced focus” on its music segment and the growth of the overall business. Eidson, who has previous experience working with Eventbrite Music and StubHub, will be tasked with developing and managing engagements with music venues, promoters and artists.

Streeter most recently helped lead the migration of Ticketfly clients over to the Eventbrite platform during her time with Eventbrite Music. She was also responsible for developing and executing strategic partnerships with music festivals, venues and promoters, and will continue in a similar capacity at AXS in the newly created senior director role.

Check out TheTicketingBusiness.com for more details.

Wasps Group has appointed Stephen Vaughan as chief executive of sports and Stuart Cain as chief executive of venues.

Vaughan joins after seven years with Gloucester Rugby and will be responsible for developing the Wasps Rugby and Wasps Netball brands, as well as leading the club’s corporate and commercial teams.

Cain will lead the venue management side of the business. Cain joined Wasps two years ago from the NEC Group, where he served as managing director and oversaw the commercialisation of venues such as the NEC, ICC, Genting Arena and Arena Birmingham. Nick Eastwood will step in to a deputy chairman role following the changes.

FanDragon Technologies, which provides SaaS-based secure mobile ticket delivery solutions, has hired five new executives.

The company has hired John Marchesini as vice-president of product, Jim Abel as head of business development, Kenji Nightingale as vice-president of finance, Ash Steffy as head of marketing and brand strategy, and Gillian Raikes as manager of business development and partnerships.

FanDragon Technologies said the appointments will navigate the company’s growth, strategic initiatives and product innovation. Head to TheTicketingBusiness.com for more details.

UK Athletics has named Zara Hyde Peters OBE as its new chief executive.

Hyde Peters previously worked for the national governing body from 2000 to 2008, with her roles including head of potential, technical director for endurance, and director of athlete development. She also represented Great Britain in endurance events during the 1990s and competed for England at the 1994 Commonwealth Games.

Hyde Peters led British Triathlon as chief executive from 2008 to 2014 and has also worked with UK Sport and Sport Birmingham. She also sits on the board of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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