Festicket Appoints Benjamin Leaver As CEO
– Benjamin Leaver.
The new CEO of Festicket and Event Genius.
Festicket today announced the appointment of Benjamin Leaver as CEO of both the mother company Festicket as well as its event technology business Event Genius.
Leaver, who has wide-ranging experience in technology businesses across multiple sectors, has been a non-executive board director at Festicket since 2018. He was formerly COO of Treatwell, the largest beauty website in Europe.
Leaver believes, “the coming months and into next year will be one of the most important in the history of the industry. Fans are desperate to be out enjoying live events again and we are in the perfect position to make that experience the best they have ever had, working even more closely with event creators to help bring their visions to life.”
Leading promoter and Festicket Senior Advisor Harvey Goldsmith commented: “Under Benjamin’s leadership and with an exceptional senior team in place, Festicket can continue to grow as the live events market explodes into 2022. When fans attend a show, they want a seamless experience from the moment they leave their homes. Post pandemic the adoption of technology, such as Cashless, a core part of Festicket’s offering to its event partners, has become even more vital.”
– Zack Sabban.
The Festicket co-founder is now the company’s president.
Meanwhile, Festicket co-founder and CEO Zack Sabban assumes the role of president, focusing on strategic relationships with partners and clients, driving accelerated global growth, capitalizing on the exceptional demand around the world.
According to a statement from Festicket, “these moves round up a period of strengthening in 2021 that saw ex Orbitz, GrubHub and Delivery Hero exec Brian Walker join as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Event Genius and Ticket Arena Founder Reshad Hossenally promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO).
The business is focused on a global roll out of its end-to-end Event Genius technology.
Sabban commented: “I am immensely proud of how much we have achieved since we started Festicket a decade ago. During the next phase of our development, I want to drive our global growth and take our services to thousands more event creators around the world.
“I am delighted that Benjamin has agreed to lead the business as it seeks to empower event creators everywhere to grow profitably and sustainably as they deliver incredible experiences to people all over the world.”