Eventbrite Hires Mark Rubash as Chief Financial Officer

Eventbrite Hires Mark Rubash as Chief Financial Officer 
Former Shutterfly CFO and eBay Finance Leader Joins Executive Team to
Support Company Growth and Accelerating Business Momentum 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 --  Eventbrite, the
self-service ticketing platform, today announced it has hired Mark
Rubash to be the company's Chief Financial Officer. Formerly the CFO
at Shutterfly and senior member of the Finance leadership teams at
eBay and Yahoo!, Rubash is the first c-level executive hired from
outside the company. 
As CFO, Rubash will join the executive management team and lead
Eventbrite's finance and accounting operations from the company's
headquarters in San Francisco, CA.  
Rubash brings over 30 years of finance, accounting and investor
relations experience, along with a proven track record of leading
teams through periods of extraordinary growth. As the senior member
of eBay's Finance leadership team from early 2001 through late 2005,
he had global responsibility for all eBay Finance, Investor
Relations, Accounting, Tax, Treasury and Facilities functions. At
Yahoo!, Rubash had global Finance responsibility for the company's
paid search and display advertising businesses as well as its core
ecommerce properties. In addition to his significant industry
experience, Rubash spent nearly 20 years in the public accounting
profession-serving clients in a broad range of industries. During his
eight-year tenure as an audit partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers,
Rubash served as the Global Leader of the firm's Internet Industry
Practice and the Partner in Charge of its software practice in
Silicon Valley. Rubash currently serves on the Boards of Intuitive
Surgical, Iron Planet and Line 6, and has also served in executive
roles at HeartFlow, Rearden Commerce and Critical Path.  
"We're thrilled to expand and strengthen the strategic and
operational capabilities of the executive team by bringing Mark on
board," said Kevin Hartz, CEO of Eventbrite. "His proven track record
of driving growth while building strong, stable financial
infrastructure is impressive, and we're looking forward to leveraging
his skills across Eventbrite's platform."  
Last week, Eventbrite announced that it hit $1.5 billion in gross
ticket sales since the company's inception in 2006 -- this is up from
$1 billion announced just last June. Additionally, the company nearly
doubled total tickets sold since 2006 in one year, crossing 100
million last week, which is up from 50 million in February 2012. In
2012 alone, the company exceeded $600 million in gross ticket sales
and sold over 36 million tickets in 179 countries.  
"I've always been attracted to great teams and compelling business
models, and Eventbrite hits the mark on both fronts. The company has
thoughtfully assembled a fantastic team and validated a business
model with enormous market opportunity and very strong unit
economics," said Mark Rubash, incoming CFO at Eventbrite. "Having had
the opportunity to work with eBay and PayPal in their formative
years, I'm extremely excited to help build on Eventbrite's success
thus far and accelerate the adoption of its platform by event
organizers throughout the world." 
About Eventbrite:
 Eventbrite enables people all over the world to
plan, promote, and sell out any event, and has sold over 100 million
tickets worldwide. The online event registration service makes it
easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they
are attending with the people they know. In this way, Eventbrite
brings communities together by encouraging people to connect through
live experiences. Eventbrite's investors include Tiger Global,
Sequoia Capital, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital. Learn more at
www.eventbrite.com.  
Eventbrite Contacts:
Terra Carmichael or Vanessa Hope Schneider 
press@eventbrite.com 
 
 
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