May 28, 2019
SeatGeek hires Managing Director for EMEA Entertainment, SeatGeek Enterprise
Charlie Sefi joins the team to lead and grow the entertainment business of SeatGeek Enterprise internationally
LONDON, UK (May 28, 2019) — SeatGeek, the leading mobile-focused ticket platform, announced today the hiring of Charlie Sefi as Managing Director for EMEA Entertainment for SeatGeek Enterprise. In this role, Charlie will manage, lead and grow SeatGeek’s primary ticketing business to reach live entertainment fans globally. Based out of SeatGeek’s London office, Charlie will direct the sales, implementation and support teams across SeatGeek Enterprise’s UK and European entertainment clients.
Charlie joins SeatGeek with extensive experience in scaling tech startups internationally. He comes from Resy, where he was GM International until its recently announced acquisition by American Express. In this role, he was the first international employee and took on the task of growing the business in Europe and Australia. In just two years he built a team of 20 and a presence in five countries outside the US. Prior to Resy, he led Ticketscript as the Managing Director for the UK and Ireland until its acquisition by Eventbrite. Charlie was also a founding director of the award-winning YPlan app, where he built and led the entire sales, operations and content teams.
“We’re thrilled to have Charlie join us in London to continue the momentum the team has worked so hard to build,” said GM International at SeatGeek, James McClure. “Our team is investing into the UK entertainment as there is a lot of room for us to thrive. Charlie’s experience across high growth SaaS, ticketing and consumer startups makes him uniquely qualified to take on this position.”
SeatGeek Enterprise has grown into a force in the industry over the past few years, and now tickets some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. The current client roster includes several teams in the Premier League, LW Theatres, English National Opera, Den Norske Opera & Ballet and more. The ticketing company has proven it has the leading technology and client services in the industry, and it continues to add more clients to its roster regularly.
“This is an exciting time for SeatGeek and the industry and I’m happy to be part of this team,” said Charlie Sefi, Managing Director for EMEA Entertainment for SeatGeek Enterprise. “We see an opportunity to improve the ticketing experience in the entertainment space for both consumers and clients. The SeatGeek Enterprise team has grown successfully so quickly with clients that love the product and team. I’m happy to be part of the next chapter as we continue to expand the business globally.”
SeatGeek is the leading mobile-focused ticket platform that enables fans to buy and sell tickets for sports, concert, and theatre events. With industry-leading mobile ticketing apps, a fan-friendly user experience and its proprietary Deal Score™ technology that helps fans identify the best ticket values for a given event, SeatGeek is transforming the way that fans buy and sell tickets to their favorite events. SeatGeek Enterprise – the company’s primary ticketing platform – is used by 25 percent of the Premier League clubs, as well as the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints and Pelicans. Headquartered in New York, SeatGeek also has international offices in the U.K., Israel, Netherlands, and Italy.