StubHub appoints Dan Jones VP of international
The world’s largest secondary ticketing site, StubHub, has appointed Dan Jones as vice president of international.
Based in Madrid, Jones will oversee operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region, driving US-born StubHub’s expansion worldwide.
Jones joins the secondary ticketer from Ancestry, the world’s largest genealogy website, where he served as senior vice president and general manager of international.
StubHub president Sukhinder Singh Cassidy comments that “cross border trade and internationalisation are a core focus” for the company.
“Cross border trade and internationalisation are a core focus for us [StubHub]”
“Dan is a fantastic addition to the team and his international experience – combined with his natural passion for the industry – are a great fit for his role to continue to grow our offerings, globally,” adds Singh Cassidy.
“I’m really excited to be joining StubHub at a time when the company is looking to expand its offerings to customers,” says Jones, and at a time when we’re responding to customer trends and needs more quickly and more thoughtfully than ever before.”
StubHub, owned by eBay, sells a ticket on average every 1.1 seconds worldwide. Madrid-based Miguel Giribet Giral joined the company in March to spearhead international growth.
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StubHub appoints head of int’l to lead growth in Europe
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.”