Fast-growth transparent ticketing app Vibe Tickets has appointed Cornel Lazar as marketing director to assist in developing the brand as the company continues to expand its offering.

Lazar not only brings with him a profound knowledge of the entertainment industry, having worked for Ticketmaster Resale brands, GET ME IN and Seatwave, but his digital experience will ensure that Vibe continues to provide an innovative digital solution to disrupt the traditional ticketing industry. 

Since 2013, Vibe Tickets has grown exponentially, attracting investment from a range of different sources including Virgin founder Richard Branson and North-West entrepreneur Scott Fletcher MBE.

Luke Massie, founder and managing director at Vibe said: “Cornel’s experience in the fast-paced ticketing industry and his enthusiasm for digital innovation really stood out to us. 

“His ambition is endless and his drive to disrupt the market will be vital for Vibe as we reach our goal of becoming the global ticketing marketplace app of choice.

“The secondary ticketing market is highly competitive. It’s therefore vital that we recruit the right talent to help us promote the message of transparency and continue to grow.

“This is an exciting transition period for Vibe, and we look forward to taking advantage of Cornel’s expertise as we pursue our ambitions.”

The app is now operational in eight countries and, with plans to further expand its global footprint and develop its offering, the appointment marks an important step forward for the company. 

Commenting on his appointment, Cornel Lazar said: “I’ve always had a passion to work with entrepreneurial figures that are making bold moves to disrupt the industries they’re working in.

“Leaders like Luke are changing the way we transact and interact in the UK and across the world, and it’s this type of digital innovation that I want to be part of.

“The future for Vibe is extremely bright. We have something here with masses of potential I’m relishing the task of attracting investment, expanding our global presence and helping the Vibe brand stand out amongst other industry names.”

Vibe is set to increase its UK presence with the opening of a second office in London in the coming weeks and is targeting further high profile appointments in the first half of 2017.

Vibe Tickets is a marketplace app that openly connects fans so they can transparently exchange live event tickets for an agreed price and interact with other like-minded fans across the world.