NBA and NFL matches were big secondary-market hits in the UK this year, the ticket resale giant has revealed, with more buyers also migrating to mobile
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Madrid-based Miguel Giribet Giral is tasked with growing the secondary ticketing site's footprint outside the US, particularly in Europe, the Middle East and Asia
By Jon Chapple on 26 Mar 2019
StubHub, the world’s largest secondary ticketing site, has appointed Miguel Giribet Giral as head of international, based out of its Madrid office.
Giribet – whose role was formerly covered on an interim basis by StubHub International’s chief financial officer, Lauren St Clair, and head of business development, Rafa Ortiz – joins the San Francisco-based company from fashion ecommerce business Privalia, where he was chief commercial officer. Prior to Privalia, he was a business consultant, after beginning his career at Siemens VDO Automotive.
He will lead StubHub’s growth outside the US, with oversight of EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.
StubHub president Sukhinder Singh Cassidy comments: “We are delighted that Miguel is joining the StubHub team. His experience and drive will ensure we continue to lead the industry in helping fans connect to events, safely and securely.”
“Our international business shows the biggest growth potential”
“Our international business shows the biggest growth potential, especially as the live events market itself is becoming more international. Our customers are increasingly prepared to travel across borders to attend an event they want, from an NFL game in London to an Anthony Joshua fight in New York.”
StubHub, owned by eBay, is the most popular ticket marketplace in the world, selling a ticket on average every 1.3 seconds. StubHub expanded into Spain in May 2016 with the acquisition of rival operation Ticketbis, which was dominant in southern Europe, Latin America and Asia.
“I have long admired StubHub’s ability to blend innovation and technology with a complete focus on creating a fan-first experience for millions of customers,” says Giribit, commenting on his appointment. “We have a great team, world-leading partners and an exciting story to tell. It is going to be a hugely exciting time for StubHub in Europe and across the rest of the world.”