Former eBay Australia Chief Deborah Sharkey Joins Eventbrite

Former eBay Australia Chief Deborah Sharkey Joins Eventbrite

Global ticketing and event technology platform Eventbrite has announced the appointment of former eBay Australia chief, Deborah Sharkey.

As chief commercial officer, Sharkey will drive the company’s global go-to-market strategy and expansion efforts in addition to leading the sales and account management teams, sales enablement and regional marketing strategy worldwide.

Sharkey brings nearly two decades of leadership in consumer internet companies and a proven track record for scaling marketplace and e-commerce businesses across multiple geographies.

Sharkey spent more than ten years at eBay in various general management roles, which included leading eBay Australia to expand its market leadership and building a global “in store pickup” product.

Most recently, she was chief operating officer at DogVacay, a pet services marketplace, which was acquired by Rover, where she led the product, marketing, operations and engineering teams in addition to sitting on the company’s board of directors.

 

Eventbrite co-founder and CEO Julia Hartz said: “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.

“Deborah is a remarkably talented leader who will play a critical role in accelerating our global business and helping to create long-term and sustainable growth and value at Eventbrite. I’m thrilled to welcome her to the team.”

Commenting on her appointment, Sharkey said: “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.

“I look forward to applying my experience in accelerating international growth and exploring further category expansion opportunities at this exciting inflection point for Eventbrite.”




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