TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today announced two executive appointments; Jennifer Betka Chief Marketing Officer and Estanis Martín de Nicolás as the International General Manager.
“This is a transformative time at StubHub, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to add seasoned business leaders Jennifer and Estanis to our executive team,” said Scott Cutler, President of StubHub. “Jennifer is a marketing industry veteran with a track record of building consumer brands, where she’s grown audience and revenue through content creation and immersive digital experiences. As we evolve our business to provide a more end-to-end experience for our customers, Jennifer’s integrated marketing expertise is critical to build on the connection we have with our existing fans, reach new ones and ultimately, build a truly global brand.”
These two executive appointments are Cutler’s first since taking the helm at StubHub in May of this year, and come on the heels of the company’s latest business evolution, including aggressive growth plans, international expansion, continued innovation within mobile and overall, a company-wide effort to move beyond ticketing to help people fill their free time with a more personalized and seamless mobile live entertainment experience.
Betka, formerly a senior vice president at Wikia, is tapped to oversee StubHub’s global marketing organization. Her team will build its marketing efforts around StubHub’s commitment to deliver a more personalized experience to users, and ultimately, moves beyond being purely a transactional company into a more end-to-end platform.
Betka’s appointment is complemented by new International General Manager Estanis Martín de Nicolás, who joins StubHub from PayPal, where he served as the GM for PayPal Spain and Portugal since 2009.
“I am pleased that Estanis has joined StubHub at a key time for our expansion in international markets,” said Cutler. “Following the success we have seen introducing StubHub to the UK, our launch in Germany this month delivers our first non-English language site with dedicated customer service for the German market. Estanis will lead us as we bring the trusted StubHub experience to fans in new markets.”
Both Betka and Martín de Nicolás begin their respective StubHub appointments immediately.
About Jennifer Betka, StubHub CMO
Betka joins StubHub from Wikia, a top-20 global site convening authoritative communities of fans across entertainment and pop culture topics, where she led the marketing organization as senior vice president. In her role, Betka developed and directed all consumer and B2B marketing strategies to position and grow the brand and triple its user base.
Prior to Wikia, Betka held strategic marketing and management roles with major media companies including the Los Angeles Times, Sirius Satellite Radio, Time Warner and AOL. She is a graduate of business administration in marketing from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and studied master’s programs at the Columbia School of Strategic Communications and the USC Annenberg School for Communications.
Betka will be based at StubHub’s U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, Calif.
About Estanis Martín de Nicolás as the International General Manager, StubHub
The appointment of Estanis Martín de Nicolás to General Manager of StubHub International continues his successful career at eBay Inc. He joined eBay UK in July 2003, serving as Head of Technology & Electronics. In March 2007, he moved to PayPal to build the Strategic Client Management department, initially for PayPal UK. In 2009, he moved to manage the PayPal business in Spain.
Martín de Nicolás earned his MBA from INSEAD, one of the world’s leading business schools.
At StubHub, Martín de Nicolás will be based in Madrid.
At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they’ll love next. As the world’s largest ticket marketplace, we enable fans to buy and sell tens of thousands of tickets, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub and StubHub Music apps for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 60 teams in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, plus ESPN, NBC Digital, AEG and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. Throughout North America and the United Kingdom, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience.
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