LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — On Thursday, Ticketmaster announced the hire of veteran technology attorney Karen Klein as Executive Vice President and General Counsel.
In her newly-created role, Klein will lead Ticketmaster’s legal, government affairs, public policy, and human resources teams, reporting to Ticketmaster President Jared Smith.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to work with innovative companies using technology to both disrupt industries and create new ways for consumers to access experiences,” said Karen Klein, Executive Vice President, and General Counsel, Ticketmaster. “The team at Ticketmaster has been doing just that in the live event space as the global industry leader in ticketing. I’m looking forward to joining the team and being a part of Ticketmaster’s impressive growth.”
Klein brings two decades of experience to Ticketmaster with expertise that includes corporate governance, software and SaaS licensing, intellectual property strategy and management, mergers & acquisitions, and international expansion, the company said.
Klein most recently served as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel at hotel booking platform, HotelTonight. Prior to HotelTonight, Klein was General Counsel at travel website Kayak, and led the global legal team at Kayak’s rival Orbitz.
“Karen has unparalleled experience with some of the world’s leading consumer brands,” said Jared Smith, President of Ticketmaster. “Her extensive background in technology, and specifically the travel industry, provides her the unique ability to step in and effectively help manage and educate on the complex issues that face large global e-commerce companies like Ticketmaster. We’re excited for Karen to bring her expertise to the Ticketmaster leadership team.”