Ticketmaster Taps 4 Technology/Media Vets For Executive Team
July 9, 2015 at 12:17 PM (PT)
LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT's TICKETMASTER has boosted its technology and media departments by naming eBAY's JEFF SOMERS, PRICEGRABBER's KAT FREDERICK, EDELMAN's CATHERINE MARTIN and EDMUNDS.COM's ISMAIL ELSHAREEF to new posts on its executive team.
SOMERS, FREDERICK, MARTIN and ELSHAREEF all join a newlycrafted leadership team, which brings to TICKETMASTER a customer-focused experience. along with recently appointed COO AMY HOWE, formerly of McKINSEY & CO.
Said TICKETMASTER NORTH AMERICAN Pres. JARED SMITH: "JEFF, KAT, CATHERINE, and ISMAIL deepen our bench of leaders with an understanding of great consumer products. Each of them has a proven track record of innovation and shares a commitment to delivering the best experience for our fans and clients. I'm confident they will help us accelerate the transformational journey our team has started."
SOMERS was previously VP at eBAY, responsible for managing the company's core business units -- motors, fashion, electronics, home & garden, collectibles and deals -- and for launching new business, resulting in $600 million in growth in 2014. SOMERS has spent close to 20 years in senior leadership roles across the consumer technology and e-commerce spaces at AMAZON, ZILLOW and MICROSOFT, and served as CEO of PLUGGEDIN MEDIA.
FREDERICK was VP at PRICEGRABBER, responsible for product marketing and strategy for desktop and mobile e-commerce solutions impacting millions of shoppers. She also held senior roles at YAHOO! and DISTILLERY NO. 209.
MARTIN was SVP at EDELMAN, where she led communications programming for consumer technology brands PAYPAL, PANDORA and ADOLE, and has a successful track record working with both FORTUNE 500 and start-up companies.
ELSHAREEF was Exec. Dir./Open Platform at EDMUNDS.COM, where he previously held a variety of roles, launching OPEN API platforms globally.