Eventbrite (NYSE: EB), a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform, today announced the appointment of Vivek Sagi as Chief Technology Officer, effective August 11, 2020. In this role, Sagi will lead the company’s global engineering team to drive innovation for event creators around the world.
Sagi brings more than two decades of experience as a serial entrepreneur and engineering executive and joins Eventbrite from RetailMeNot, where he spent the past two years as chief technology officer. Prior to his post at RetailMeNot, Sagi held leadership positions at Amazon, first as the chief technology officer of Woot.com, an Amazon company, and then as the global head of product and engineering for Amazon Business Procurement Solutions, where he led teams across the U.S., Asia and Europe and delivered significant business growth.
“I’m thrilled to welcome a leader like Vivek who not only possesses incredible technical skills, but has deep expertise in building and leading strong, diverse, distributed global teams,” said Julia Hartz, co-founder and CEO of Eventbrite. “I’m confident Vivek’s leadership, vision and aptitude for complex problem solving will propel our engineering organization forward and strike the right balance between rapid innovation and sustainable growth.”
“I’m excited to join Eventbrite at such a pivotal moment in the company’s journey,” said Sagi. “The company has an incredible culture and the team has built a powerful platform for event creators and consumers. I look forward to working with our global talent to strengthen Eventbrite’s technical foundation and accelerate our product innovation, so that we can continue to delight our customers and enable their success in this critical next chapter and beyond.”
The appointment of Sagi underscores the company’s commitment to delivering a world class self-service platform that empowers event creators to host in-person and online events. In 2019, Eventbrite served nearly one million creators in 180 countries, processing 309 million tickets to 4.7 million events around the world.
Eventbrite is a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform that serves a community of nearly one million event creators in over 180 countries. Since inception, Eventbrite has been at the center of the experience economy, transforming the way people organize and attend events. The company was founded by Julia Hartz, Kevin Hartz and Renaud Visage, with a vision to build a self-service platform that would make it possible for anyone to create and sell tickets to live experiences. The Eventbrite platform provides an intuitive, secure, and reliable service that enables creators to plan and execute their live and online events, whether it’s an annual culinary festival attracting thousands of foodies, a professional webinar, a weekly yoga workshop or a youth dance class. With over 300 million tickets distributed to more than 4 million experiences in 2019, Eventbrite is where people all over the world discover new things to do or new ways to do more of what they love.