A pair of StubHub alums have landed at Tickitto, a UK-based startup offering an intuitive API-based system for access to tickets around the world. Nick Harford joined the company as its Head of Business Development and Partnerships, while Harriet Claydon comes on as Head of Partnerships Activation.
Both had previously worked at StubHub’s UK operation, working together on a team focused on working with sports rights holders and venues in their market.
“We are committed to acquiring the very best talent and expertise in the industry,” Tickitto CEO Dana Lattouf says in a press release announcing the hires. “I am excited to welcome Harry and Nick into the team and look forward to unlocking the world’s best-ticketed experiences and forging strong relationships with our partners. I am confident that their combined expertise will aid our growth as we embark on the next stage of our journey.”
StubHub was sold earlier this year by parent company eBay to Viagogo. That transaction has since been held up by a regulatory review in the UK.
The full press release announcing the moves is included below:
Tickitto Welcomes Nick Harford and Harriet Claydon to its Team
Tickitto, a fast-emerging startup in the multi-billion dollar global events and experiences sector, has welcomed Nick Harford as Head of Business Development and Partnerships, alongside Harriet Claydon as Head of Partnerships Activation to its team. Both have years of experience in the ticketing industry, latterly served through eBay’s StubHub where they established its primary ticketing partnerships approach.
Tickitto is on a mission to make sports, music, festivals, theatre, attractions and experiences tickets easily accessible to travel retailers through one intuitive API connection. The company’s standardized infrastructure with built-in configurable front-end interfaces provides travel retailers an opportunity to tap into the ticket supply and build a fantastic ticket buying experience for their end customers with a few lines of code only. Additionally, travel retailers will benefit from earning additional revenue that comes from selling these tickets.
Prior to joining Tickitto, Nick held senior roles developing strategic partnerships at IMG Media, Arsenal Football Club and Electronic Arts. In 2012, Nick moved to eBay’s StubHub, where he helped establish its international footprint. His role included taking the lead on evolving StubHub’s UK business into operating as a primary platform and distribution channel with face-value tickets, resulting in long-term partnerships with leading sports rights holders and promoters.
“My experience working with major rights holders, promoters, ticketing platforms venues and software providers, as well as navigating the complexities of the entertainment world lends itself well to support the expansion of Tickitto across its key markets. I’m delighted to be shaping the business with Dana and team early on.” added Nick.
Harriet joins Tickitto after seven years in the sports and entertainment industry, working as Business Development & Partnerships Manager at eBay’s StubHub. Her role included working alongside Nick on business development as well as the project delivery of major sports rights holders and venue partnerships.
“I am very excited to be involved with Tickitto right from the start, and as the business grows, my role will broaden to working closely with the ticketing and travel retailer partners to help establish the business as a leading international ticketing distribution platform,” noted Harry.
Dana Lattouf, CEO of Tickitto, has commented: “We are committed to acquiring the very best talent and expertise in the industry. I am excited to welcome Harry and Nick into the team and look forward to unlocking the world’s best-ticketed experiences and forging strong relationships with our partners. I am confident that their combined expertise will aid our growth as we embark on the next stage of our journey.