Vibe Tickets hires former Ticketmaster, Sky execs
Lancashire-based Vibe Tickets has made three new hires, bolstering its London-based team following the recent opening of a new office in the UK capital.
Steph Maxwell and Daniel Gould, who between them have more than 13 years’ combined experience working in live entertainment, join Vibe as senior business development managers, while social marketing veteran Chelsea Sargautis joins as senior social strategist.
Maxwell worked at Ticketmaster’s Get Me In! secondary marketplace between 2011 and 2014 and joins Vibe from Encore Tickets, where she worked on some of the biggest shows in the West End. Gould similarly worked for Ticketmaster’s resale business from 2013 to 2015, and was most recently commercial account manager at the now-defunct Sky Tickets.
Sargautis, meanwhile, was most recently a content producer at digital marketing agency Wunderman UK.
“Vibe Tickets offers a fresh, new product in what is a broken industry,” comments Gould. “Fans aren’t happy with the way the secondary ticketing market currently operates, and we’re here to change that.”
“Each have profound industry experience … that will prove crucial in improving and raising awareness of Vibe’s offering”
Vibe operates a “transparent and fair” ticket marketplace, although unlike rival services such as Twickets it doesn’t cap resale prices at face value.
Cornel Lazar, Vibe’s marketing director, says: “Since opening the London office, I’ve been recruiting the best talent from across the sector to strengthen our dynamic team. We need individuals who are invested in our mission to turn the live events industry on its head and have their fingers on the pulse when it comes to new innovations.
“Steph, Daniel and Chelsea each have profound industry experience and a strong reputation that will prove crucial in improving and raising awareness of Vibe’s offering, as well building on our early successes as a fan-first social marketplace.”
Vibe has raised £1.7m in investment to date, including more than £600,000 from a crowdfunding campaign that wrapped up in October.
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