Vendini, the nation’s leading cloud-based ticketing company, has announced that Dave Loewith has joined the company as its new president of operations and engineering and will help in the company’s continued development of innovative technology and products for the ticketing industry.
“Dave’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge make him a key addition to the Vendini family,” said Vendini CEO Mark Tacchi in a recent press release. “Our new innovations and the increasing demand from our rapidly growing customer base led us to look for someone of his caliber.”
The veteran Silicon Valley technology expert has over 30 years of experience in software development and engineering management, most recently serving as a management consultant, helping companies to maximize their software engineering operations. Loewith was previously the VP of engineering at PowerFile (purchased by Hitachi), VP at Evault (purchased by Seagate), VP at Legato (purchased by EMC), and senior director at Amdahl in storage development. Loewith has also held engineering management positions at Nixdorf Computer and Raytheon Data Systems.
According to Loewith, his new role will include focusing on bringing new features and differentiators to the e-commerce ticketing market. “I will also be working on the expansion of Vendini’s engineering organization, and continuing to develop the sound technology and exceptional products this company is gaining more and more attention for in the marketplace,” Loewith told TicketNews via email.
TicketNews discussed in July the launch of Vendini’s free mobile app Walletini, a development that Tacchi called an “industry game changer.” The app addresses the largely unserved friend-to-friend market by giving ticketbuyers a way to purchase tickets for friends or groups of people minus the hassle. The app represents the growing demand of the mobile ticketing market — according to a lab42 survey, 93 percent of respondents said they would purchase tickets through a mobile app.
Vendini also continued to expand their reach in the market by receiving approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission to allow casinos with entertainment venues to use the company’s cloud-based software to provide them with an easy-to-use ticketing solution.
“Vendini right now is a company in the midst of dramatic growth which is a perfect fit for my background and experience,” Loewith told TicketNews. “The company is a leader in an exciting space that is ripe for continued innovation. Vendini has a very bright future and I’m looking forward to being part of it.”
Aside from their current solutions like a fully comprehensive ticketing system, patron management, and marketing and fundraising tools, Tacchi says the company’s upcoming advancements will focus on the customer experience. “Vendini has built a solid box office service for our members in many verticals and we are now looking at going beyond the box office to expand the services we can provide to our members and new customers,” the Vendini CEO told TicketNews. “We’ll continue to enhance our mobile and social offerings and will aggressively focus on delivering a rich user experience for users and ticket buyers alike.”