Rebecca Barry will return to ASM Global as director of people and culture for the venue management company’s Asia-Pacific operations from tomorrow (Tuesday).
Barry previously established ASM Global’s HR operations at Sydney’s Stadium Australia ahead of the city’s staging of the 2000 Olympic Games. Barry has also worked as general manager of organisational development at ASM Global-owned Venues Live, where she oversaw the opening of Perth’s Optus Stadium.
Since returning to Sydney, she has had continued oversight of Stadium Australia and Bankwest Stadium in western Sydney. In her new role, she will be based at ASM Global’s Sydney offices at Qudos Bank Arena.
Barry has also spent 10 years as general manager of HR for the RAS Sydney, covering all of its activities at the Sydney Showgrounds at Sydney Olympic Park, and has worked for England’s Rugby Football Union in the hospitality and publishing industries.
Queensboro FC, an expansion club of the United Soccer League (USL), has appointed Adam Schneider as its new president.
Schneider will be responsible for the club’s business divisions, including strategy, sales, marketing and operations. Schneider’s appointment comes after Queensboro FC recently detailed plans to build the first soccer-specific stadium (pictured) in New York City and he will spearhead the roadmap and development of the project.
Schneider will report directly to Queensboro FC owner Jonathan Krane. Schneider previously served as head of entertainment at Palace Sports & Entertainment, overseeing the arena of the Detroit Pistons NBA team as well as the company’s three outdoor amphitheatres.
The Florida Panthers NHL ice hockey team has named Sam Doerr and Bryce Hollweg as chief strategy officer and executive vice-president, respectively.
The Panthers have also hired Joshua Korlin as vice-president of corporate partnerships and promoted Adam Summerell to senior vice-president of sales, services and ticket operations; Adam Lawson to vice-president of sales and service; Chiara DeLuca to vice-president of ticket operations and event sales; and Janine Kurpiel to vice-president of merchandising and retail operations.
Doerr joins the Panthers having previously worked as vice-president of innovation and revenue strategy for rival NHL team the Arizona Coyotes, where he oversaw the club’s business analytics departments and digital strategy.
Hollweg previously worked within the Vancouver-based Aquilini Investment Group, first as director of information technology for the Vancouver Canucks and later as vice-president and managing director for PH Restaurants. Korlin joins from the Tampa Bay Lightning having previously overseen partnership development for Vinik Sports Group.
Additionally, the Panthers have announced that chief operating officer Sean McCaffrey will leave the team to pursue a role with Virtu Financial.
Experience automation platform Realife Tech has appointed Rick Cabrera as chief technology officer and Marc Sandoval as senior vice-president of revenue.
Cabrera and Sandoval join the company from Experience, the mobile ticketing technology company which recently closed down. Cabrera will run Realife Tech’s entire tech and engineering teams in London and Atlanta.
Realife Tech has also named former Experience chief executive Junior Gaspard as lead advisor and a member of its Global Advisory Board.
Sam Yardley has been promoted to executive vice-president, North America at the Two Circles agency.
Yardley joined Two Circles in November 2013 and has led a number of projects to help professional clubs and governing bodies grow commercial revenue across ticketing, membership, retail and hospitality. Prior to joining Two Circles, Yardley spent over seven years at Accenture.
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