SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - April 21, 2016) - Eventbrite, a leading global ticketing platform which powers over two million events a year, announced the appointment of Julia Hartz to Chief Executive Officer and to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Julia co-founded Eventbrite in 2006, and helped to drive its growth from an idea to a thriving global technology platform that delivers a superior, end-to-end customer experience. Co-Founder Kevin Hartz remains on the board and as Executive Chairman.
"Julia has been a dedicated founder and business partner from the beginning. She has proven time and time again that no challenge is too great or goal unachievable," said Kevin Hartz, Eventbrite Co-Founder and Executive Chairman. "It's so fitting that the person who took customer support calls in the middle of the night in the early days is our chief ten years later."
"As Eventbrite continues to revolutionize the event space through world-class innovation and customer focus, I couldn't imagine a better leader than Julia Hartz," said Lorrie Norrington, Eventbrite board member. "I'm confident that her passion, hard-earned expertise and vision for the future of live experiences will take the company to the next level."
Julia co-founded Eventbrite with Kevin Hartz and Renaud Visage and in the ten years since inception, the company has processed $5 billion in gross ticket sales in 180 countries. Under her leadership, the company has received multiple awards for workplace culture and performance. These accolades include Fortune's 100 Best Workplaces for Women and also for Millennials, Glassdoor's 2016 Best Places to Work, and San Francisco Business Times' Best Places to Work in the SF Bay Area list for seven years straight.
"The exceptional Eventbrite team is building the next generation ticketing leader in a large and growing market," said Julia Hartz, Co-Founder and CEO of Eventbrite. "We will continue to be the most innovative and customer-obsessed company in the industry."
Eventbrite is the world's largest self-service ticketing and registration platform, having processed $5 billion in gross ticket sales since inception. Each year, the company serves hundreds of thousands of organizers and tens of millions of consumers. In 2015, over two million events in 180 countries leveraged Eventbrite's technology for their ticketing and registration needs. For organizers, Eventbrite provides a seamless, professional grade solution to allow them to sell tickets, promote and manage events, and analyze results across multiple sales channels: Web, mobile, point of sale and a growing distribution platform. For consumers, Eventbrite offers access to a wide variety of live experiences on a safe and friendly platform, from small photography and yoga classes to large concerts and festivals with tens of thousands of people. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in San Francisco, the company has a team presence in 7 countries and 4 continents. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global and T. Rowe Price. Learn more at www.eventbrite.com.