December 18, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014, London United Kingdom – ticketscript, Europe’s leading self-service digital ticketing solution, have appointed André Buren as Chief Technology Officer. Buren succeeds Ruben van den Heuvel (co-founder of ticketscript) who will focus on his new role as Head of Product Innovation, where he’ll lead the team to deliver the most comprehensive solution in self-service ticketing, further optimising the solution for the clients.
As CTO of ticketscript, Buren is responsible for further innovation and international expansion of the integrated self-service ticketing platform. He leads international teams of over 40 professionals within product and IT development.
Buren has held various managerial positions in the past 20 years for leading e-commerce companies and has acquired a wealth of experience in the heart of innovation, Silicon Valley. Prior to ticketscript, Buren worked as CTO for Emesa Holding, where he was responsible for the innovation and technical creation of popular Dutch leisure activities website Vakantieveilingen.nl. Buren’s tenure at Emesa saw rapid growth of the business, going from start-up to a company valued at over £80 million.
“André holds the ideal combination of innovation, management and technology skills needed for this important position,” said Frans Jonker, CEO ticketscript. “With Andre’s depth of knowledge within IT and its various complexities, I am confident that Andre will help drive ticketscript to the next level.”
Buren adds: “ticketscript is a young and energetic company with huge ambitions. I am delighted to part of the next phase of growth.”
Earlier this year, the London-based equity firm, FF&P, invested £7 million in ticketscript to support the company’s ambitious international growth strategy. Buren’s appointment coincides with the recent appointment of Nick Wells as Country Director UK, and the company’s ranking in the Deloitte UK 2014 Technology Fast 50 as one of the fast-growing tech companies in the UK.