The e-Bay owned secondary ticketing site StubHub announced today that Miguel Giribet Giral has been appointed as the Head of International as the company continues its expansion worldwide.
Giral, formerly the the Chief Commercial Officer of the international fashion outlet Privalia, will be based in Madrid and work toward the company’s growth outside of the states. The position was previously held on an interim basis from StubHub chief Financial Officer Lauren St. Clair as well as Head of Business Development Rafa Ortiz from the company’s San Francisco-based office.
He explained in a press release that he has always admired StubHub’s blend of innovation and technology, with a “focus on creating a fan-first experience for millions of customers.”
“We have a great team, world-leading partners and an exciting story to tell,” Giral said. “It is going to be a hugely exciting time for StubHub in Europe and across the rest of the world.”
StubHub President Sukhinder Singh Cassidy noted that the StubHub team is “delighted” to have Giral join the company and his experience in business consulting, as well as a variety of general manager roles over the past eight years, will “ensure we continue to lead the industry in helping fans connect to events, safely and securely.”
“Our international business shows the biggest growth potential, especially as the live events market itself is becoming more international,” Cassidy said in the release. “Our customers are increasingly prepared to travel across borders to attend an event they want, from an NFL game in London to an Anthony Joshua fight in New York.”
Each year, StubHub sells tickets to more than 10 million sports, music and theatre events across 40 countries; the company is currently selling a ticket across the globe every 1.3 seconds.