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Eventbrite Expands C-Suite With Two Appointments

Eventbrite Expands C-Suite With Two Appointments

Deborah Sharkey, Crystal Valentine
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SAN FRANCISCO (CelebrityAccess) Eventbrite has announced the addition of Deborah Sharkey, who has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer, and Crystal Valentine as Chief Data Strategy Officer.

“The mid-market of live experiences is massive, and we are pursuing multiple opportunities to build continued scale, add new capabilities to our platform and expand into new countries and categories,” Julia Hartz, co-founder and CEO of Eventbrite, said in a statement. “Deborah and Crystal are two remarkably talented leaders who will play critical roles in accelerating our global business and helping to create long-term and sustainable growth and value at Eventbrite. I’m thrilled to welcome them to the team.”

Sharkey is expected to drive the company’s global go-to-market strategy and expansion efforts as well as lead the sales and account management teams. She brings with her about two decades of leadership in consumer internet companies and spent more than 10 years at Ebay in various general management roles including leading eBay Australia.

“I’m passionate about technology that creates economic opportunity, and Eventbrite’s platform is a perfect example, empowering creators to turn their interests into successful businesses.” Sharkey said. “I look forward to applying my experience in accelerating international growth and exploring further category expansion opportunities at this exciting inflection point for Eventbrite.”

Valentine will oversee all technical and operational aspects of data within the company including leading a global team of data scientists, architects and analysts. She has a PhD with nearly 20 years in technology research and practice, according to the statement, and consulted with Fortune 500 companies to design and implement enterprise applications.

“What attracts me most to Eventbrite is the tremendous opportunity to leverage data to create a powerful and integrated experience for creators and a rich and smooth interaction for consumers,” Valentine said. “I’m excited to bring my deep expertise in the application of data science and algorithms to enhance the Eventbrite platform in support of millions of live experiences every year.”

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