Former Grubhub and Pinterest leader brings a strong track record of scaling consumer tech businesses to new leadership role
SAN FRANCISCO — June 24, 2019 — Eventbrite (NYSE: EB), a global ticketing and event technology platform, today announced the appointment of Casey Winters to Chief Product Officer. In this role, Winters will lead the global product management, design and research teams to drive innovation for event creators around the world.
Winters has spent the past 15 years scaling technology businesses as a skilled growth and product leader, starting as an early employee at Grubhub and Pinterest. Throughout his career, he has advised companies including Airbnb, Tinder, reddit, Thumbtack, Canva, and Hipcamp. Most recently, he served as a strategic advisor to Eventbrite, where he was focused on identifying and creating new opportunities for consumers to engage with the platform, including increased personalization of event recommendations and the ability to follow creators.
“For the past two years, I’ve analyzed the behaviors of event attendees and the complex needs of event creators and developed products to find creative and impactful ways to meet their needs. I’m excited for this new opportunity to work with the world-class product and engineering team at Eventbrite to craft and execute a product strategy and vision that will better serve all of our customers, both immediately and in the long term,” said Winters.
“Casey is both a proven industry leader and an advisor who deeply understands our business and our customers, which positions him to make an immediate impact in this new role,” said Julia Hartz, co-founder and CEO of Eventbrite. “The opportunity in front of us is massive, both across our self-sign on business and with our higher touch creators like music venues, promoters and festivals. Casey brings the exact type of leadership that will guide us to continue striking the right balance between continuous product innovation, serving a diverse set of customer needs and accelerated growth.”
The appointment of Winters to this new leadership role underscores the company’s commitment to developing innovative product solutions that help creators in 170 countries sell more tickets to more events. In 2018, Eventbrite served 795,000 creators, processing 265 million tickets to nearly 4 million events around the world.
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform that provides creators of events of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live experiences around the world. Eventbrite’s powerful platform, which can be accessed online or via mobile apps, scales from basic registration and ticketing to a fully featured event management platform. Customers include Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, Pitchfork Music Festival, and Wanderlust, in addition to top venues and promoters that include Bowery Ballroom, the Brooklyn Bowl, and The Troubadour. Eventbrite was founded by Julia Hartz, Kevin Hartz, and Renaud Visage and launched operations in 2006. The company has more than 1,000 employees in 14 offices around the world. Learn more at www.eventbrite.com.
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