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SeatGeek hires international manager

SeatGeek has hired James McClure as the company’s first ever General Manager International.

In this new role, McClure will lead and grow the business across Europe, while based out of SeatGeek’s London office.

He will be responsible for the continued growth of SeatGeek Enterprise, as well as spearheading future international expansion and development opportunities outside of the US.

He will be joining the SeatGeek team after spending several years at Airbnb as the GM of Northern Europe. In this role, he oversaw Airbnb’s market growth across the U.K., Ireland, the Netherlands and the Nordics.

Prior to Airbnb, McClure spent eight years at Google in London, Sydney and Singapore; most recently running their APAC Emerging Markets business.

Jack Groetzinger, CEO and co-founder of SeatGeek said:

We’re thrilled to have James joining SeatGeek. James has a great deal of experience growing international markets for technology companies. His track record speaks for itself. We’re excited to learn from him and honored to have him leading the charge for SeatGeek abroad.

Founded in New York City, SeatGeek has grown internationally over the past 15 months following its acquisition of Israeli-based TopTix.

SeatGeek’s primary ticketing platform SeatGeek Enterprise is now used by clients around the world, including a quarter of England’s Premier League, theatres from London’s West End to Norway, and major sports franchises like the Dallas Cowboys.

SeatGeek has seen particular success in the European market since entering the space, and continues to add clients throughout the region.