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Eventbrite Appoints Julia Hartz as Executive Chair of the Board of Directors

 Kevin Hartz Will Not Stand For Re-election as Executive Chairman of Board of Directors; Steffan Tomlinson Will Step Down After 8 Years

Eventbrite (NYSE: EB), a global marketplace for shared experiences, today announced the appointment of CEO Julia Hartz to the role of Executive Chair of the Board of Directors, effective June 6, 2024. Additionally, current Executive Chairman Kevin Hartz will not stand for re-election to the board of directors at the annual general meeting on June 6, 2024, and current board member Steffan Tomlinson will step down from the board effective immediately.

Kevin Hartz will complete his current term, and Julia Hartz will become the Executive Chair of Eventbrite while continuing to serve as CEO. Board member Sean Moriarty will remain Lead Independent Director.

A serial entrepreneur, Kevin Hartz co-founded Eventbrite with his wife Julia Hartz, and Renaud Visage, in 2006. He served as Executive Chairman and CEO for ten years, after which he became the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2016. Kevin has also been a prolific angel investor in Silicon Valley over the last two decades, backing companies such as PayPal, Airbnb, Ramp, Anduril and Pinterest. He founded A*, an early-stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco in 2021, and is now launching their second fund with co-founders Gautam Gupta and Bennett Siegel. Kevin will continue to dedicate his time to investing in and launching companies on the A* platform.

“Working with Julia and the Eventbrite team has been an incredible honor and privilege. I’m confident that the company remains in great hands with steadfast leadership. I’m proud of what we have accomplished so far, serving millions of event creators and hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide,” said Kevin Hartz.

Steffan Tomlinson has served on Eventbrite’s Board of Directors for eight years. Since September 2023, Mr. Tomlinson has been chief financial officer of Stripe. Steffan chaired Eventbrite’s Audit Committee during his tenure and helped establish and mature the public company audit and risk practices. Effective immediately, board member Helen Riley will chair Eventbrite’s Audit Committee.

“I’ve always been struck by Eventbrite’s commitment to enabling financial empowerment for small businesses and creators,” Tomlinson said. “It’s been rewarding to watch the company continue to evolve, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to lend my expertise to help meaningfully advance that mission.”

“We started this company to democratize digital ticketing, and now, our live experience marketplace serves hundreds of millions around the globe, while also navigating the complexity of pandemic recovery,” said Julia Hartz. “The entire Eventbrite community is thankful to Kevin for his vision, creativity, and resiliency in leading the company into the future, and to Steffan for his invaluable guidance in bringing best-in-class rigor to our financial practices.”

About Eventbrite

Eventbrite is a global events marketplace that serves event creators and event-goers in nearly 180 countries. Since its inception, Eventbrite has been at the center of the experience economy, transforming how people organize and attend events. The company was founded by Julia Hartz, Kevin Hartz and Renaud Visage, with a vision to build a self-service platform that would make it possible for anyone to create and sell tickets to live experiences. With over 300 million tickets distributed for over 5 million events in 2023, Eventbrite is where people worldwide discover new things to do or new ways to do more of what they love. Eventbrite has also earned industry recognition as a top employer with special designations that include a coveted spot on Fast Company’s prestigious The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies and Fast Company’s Brands That Matter lists, the Great Place to Work® Award in the U.S., and Inc.'s Best-Led Companies honor. Learn more at

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