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SAN FRANCISCO, CA --(Marketwired - February 26, 2016) - Eventbrite, the world's largest self-service ticketing and registration platform, today announced the appointment of Katherine August-deWilde to its board of directors. August-deWilde is the vice chair of the board of directors for First Republic Bank, where she's been an executive since its inception in 1985. In addition to Eventbrite, August-deWilde is a board member of First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC), Sunrun (NASDAQ: RUN), TriNET (NYSE: TNET), and Equilar (private).
August-deWilde has spent the last three decades as a financial services executive. Prior to her role as vice chair of the board of directors at First Republic Bank, August-deWilde served as President (2007-2015), and was the company's initial CFO (1985-1987). She was appointed to the board of directors in 1988. In these roles, August-deWilde focused on building a distinctive business and trusted brand, fostering a culture of excellence through employee empowerment and an intense focus on client service. Over the course of her career at First Republic, she helped drive the bank through two IPOs, an acquisition and a divestiture, and successfully scaled the company to achieve annual growth in enterprise value in excess of 20% per year for more than 30 years.
"Katherine's expertise in building a customer-centric business at scale combined with her deep experience building sustainable, profitable businesses makes her a fantastic addition to our board," said Julia Hartz, co-founder and president of Eventbrite.
"Eventbrite is fueling the growth of live experiences around the world and I'm delighted to be aligned with a brand that recognizes the importance of putting the customer first," said August-deWilde. "The business is at the center of a large and growing market and I look forward to leveraging my experience to help Eventbrite continue to deliver exceptional value in bringing together event organizers and attendees."
Eventbrite was founded in 2006 to democratize and grow the ticketing industry. In ten years, the company has processed over $5 billion in gross ticket sales for customers around the world. In 2015 alone, Eventbrite supported millions of events in 180 countries, and processed over 100 million tickets to attendees.
With this appointment, Eventbrite's board of directors' members are Roelof Botha, Lee Fixel, Kevin Hartz, Sean Moriarty, Dave Morin, Lorrie Norrington and Katherine August-deWilde.
Eventbrite is the world's largest self-service ticketing and registration platform, hosting a vibrant collection of live experiences to fuel people's passions and enrich their lives. For organizers, Eventbrite provides a seamless, professional grade solution to create compelling event pages, sell tickets, promote and manage events, and analyze results -- from the web or any mobile device. For attendees, Eventbrite offers access to a wide variety of live experiences, from small photography and yoga classes to large concerts and festivals with tens of thousands of people. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in San Francisco, the company has nine offices around the world. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global and T. Rowe Price. Learn more at www.eventbrite.com.