PRESS RELEASE: “Former Ticketmaster Executive Joins Vendini, Inc.”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA & CHICAGO, IL (Vendini, Inc.) July 22, 2011 – Vendini, the leader in cloud based ticketing solutions, today named ticketing industry analyst and sales leader Michael Walthius as Managing Director of Vendini’s fast growing Chicago office. Walthius is an eighteen year veteran of Ticketmaster where he held a variety of positions, most recently as the company’s Executive Vice President of the Central Region (Ticketmaster’s largest). The announcement is being made in conjunction with the start of The International Association of Venue Managers 86th Annual Venue Connect Conference & Trade Show in Phoenix, Arizona (IAVM.org) where Vendini is demonstrating its leading edge capabilities in ticket software, event promotion and fan management.
In his new role, Walthius will be working with the Midwest’s largest concert and event venues helping these major accounts experience the benefits of Vendini’s industry leading technology. “I thought about this decision very carefully, I wanted to join a company that was poised for significant growth,” said Walthius. “Simply put, Vendini has the right stuff, I was won over by the company’s cutting-edge cloud based system, its team of dedicated employees, and by Vendini’s big wins in the industry.”
“We’re very excited about Michael’s decision to join Vendini, his onboarding is in alignment with our continued success in winning higher ticket volume accounts- some of which clung to the Ticketmaster system for over twenty years,” said Mark Guarnera, Executive Vice President with Vendini. “These large accounts are seeking a self-operated model for ticketing which gives them more control over their ticket fees, builds their own brand, and helps them create and maintain stronger, more beneficial relationships with their fans and patrons.”
Vendini has been providing best of breed ticketing solutions for over ten years offering clients of all sizes enterprise level mega venue technology at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems – making box office operations easier, faster, and more profitable. Vendini’s sleek web based ticketing solution is easy to set up and enables clients to sell tickets, monitor sales and donations, and report results within a single system. For additional information about Vendini go to http://www.vendini.com.
VENDINI Vendini is the leader in cloud based ticketing solutions. Thousands of organizations utilize Vendini’s solutions for promoting events, selling tickets, and managing box office operations. The company’s suite of applications includes a fully integrated marketing system to promote events via email and social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Vendini counts many top arts, sports, and concert venues among its customers. Vendini’s corporate headquarters is located in San Francisco, with offices in Beverly Hills, Boston, and Chicago. For additional information about Vendini visit http://www.vendini.com.
Amy Hesser, Hesser Communications Group