The leading festival experience platform Festicket has appointed a new Chairman and Senior Advisor amid the company’s continued growth.
Ian McCaig, the former CEO of ex-lastminute.com, is now a Chairman of the Board. Previously, he joined the founders and the board of lastminute.com when it was a public company in 2003 and was later appointed CEO in 2006 following the company’s sale to Sabre Corporation. As a well-known member of the travel industry, who also sits on the board of the solar company M-Kopa Ltd, the crowdfunding company Seedrs, and the British Tourist Authority and English Heritage, McCaig has a lot to bring to the table.
Additionally, Festicket appointed the visionary producer and rock concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith CBE as the company’s senior advisor. Goldsmith, who has achieved success in the industry over the past 50 years, has produced, managed and promoted shows with some of the world’s major artists like Live Aid and Live 8. He has a Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Brighton and has received numerous awards.
“We’re so happy to welcome both Ian and Harvey to the company,” Festicket CEO and co-founder Zack Sabban said in a press release. “Having admired their careers from afar for some time, to be able to have them join the Festicket family at this exciting time and help accelerate us to the next level in our development is something we’re very pleased to have been able to make happen.”
This news follows Festicket’s acquisition of the POS platform Event Genius as well as its consumer-facing brand Ticket Arena. They are continuing to offer its service to music fans across the globe, announcing a new president of U.S. affairs in 2018 and teaming up with Coachella to target European fans earlier this year.
Additionally, last month, the company launched “Pay With Friends,” a new feature that allows music fans to purchase tickets as a group, rather than forcing one person to pay the full payment up-front. Once booking group tickets, everyone else in the group has 48 hours to pay their portion of the ticket and if the amount is not paid, no one will be charged.
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