Eventbrite Hires Seasoned Industry Veterans in Nightlife and Dance to Drive Continued Momentum in Music28 July 2016 - Press release
-Senthil Chidambaram, Founder and CEO of Dancing Astronaut
-Barak Schurr, Founder of Wantickets.com and Nightclub Hall of Fame Inductee
-Diego Carlin, CEO of Wantickets.com
Eventbrite, the world's largest event technology platform which powers two million events around the globe each year, today announced three prominent hires from the dance and nightlife industry in the US: Barak Schurr, Diego Carlin, and Senthil Chidambaram.
The strategic hires come on the heels of an expanding roster of high-profile customer wins (Ministry of Sound, WOMAD, Boomtown, Margin Walker Presents, PopGun Presents Elsewhere and Lincoln Hall/Schubas) and as the company continues on its path to bring innovative solutions to the global music industry.
"We're excited to further our commitment within the dance music market and extend our proven success in dance music festivals to nightclubs and venues," said Greg Patterson, Director of Music & Live Events at Eventbrite. "Barak, Diego, and Senthil share Eventbrite's passion for live experiences and an aligned interest in helping nightclubs and venues run their event business as smoothly as possible. We look forward to marrying their deep industry knowledge with our global leadership in event technology to better serve this important and fast-growing part of the music ecosystem."
"Years ago we saw an untapped opportunity in Eventbrite to partner with a different kind of ticketing company that would help us take our events to the next level," said Donnie Estopinal, Founder of Disco Donnie Presents, which produces more than 1,000 dance music shows and festivals across the globe each year. "Eventbrite has proven themselves as a reliable long-term partner that consistently innovates to keep our community happy and it's no surprise that they were able to attract such strong industry talent."
Barak Schurr, founder and president of Wantickets.com
Schurr, an Official Nightclub Hall of Fame inductee, spent the last fifteen-plus years building Wantickets.com into a category leader in nightlife and dance. At Eventbrite, he will lead a team focused on meeting the complex needs of marquee nightclub and venue customers.
Diego Carlin, CEO of Wantickets.com
A former record label executive, Carlin played an integral role in creating the brand and voice for Wantickets.com, helping to drive the company's growth trajectory.
Senthil Chidambaram, founder and CEO of Dancing Astronaut
Under Chidambaram's leadership, Dancing Astronaut became the leading web-based dance music publication in the United States. He will bring his personal passion for, and extensive knowledge of, the evolving dance music terrain to the Eventbrite team.
A proven leader in innovation, Eventbrite has spent a decade building best-in-class technology solutions to meet the complex needs of a variety of customers. The company recently acquired the industry-leading Queue technology platform, which was built by music event producers, promoters, and talent buyers to save time and improve collaboration across venues. Eventbrite will soon begin rolling out Queue by Eventbrite, an all-in-one venue management solution that will streamline the workflow and increase efficiency around holds, confirmed shows, and event milestones.