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Eventbrite hires new Chief Financial Officer from Yelp

By Christian Wylonis
Lanny Baker
Image credit: Lanny Baker, Chief Financial Officer at Eventbrite

Eventbrite, a global ticketing and event technology platform, has announced the appointment of Lanny Baker as Chief Financial Officer. Baker was previously Chief Financial Officer at Yelp where he oversaw corporate finance, accounting, investor relations and workplace functions.

CEO & co-Founder of Yelp, Jeremy Stoppelman, said in a statement: “His numerous contributions have helped lay the foundation for accelerating revenue growth and continued margin expansion in the years to come. I am confident in the strong finance team that Lanny helped cultivate and we appreciate the role he has played in positioning Yelp for long-term success. We wish him all the best in his next endeavor.”

Prior to joining Yelp, he served as Chief Executive Officer of ZipRealty and Chief Financial Officer for Monster Worldwide, where he helped propel the company’s international expansion. Baker spent the earlier part of his career as a sell-side research analyst covering the Internet and Media industries. Baker has also served as a Board director for public companies including HomeAway, XO Group and Leaf Group.

“I can’t think of a better partner than Lanny to help lead the company through our next phase of growth,” said Julia Hartz, Eventbrite co-founder and CEO. “His experience scaling high-growth public companies and deep knowledge of how technology platforms can transform industries will be instrumental in helping us continue to drive sustainable long-term growth and value for our shareholders.”

Baker will succeed Randy Befumo, who will move into the role of Chief Strategy Officer for the company. Befumo has held key executive roles with Eventbrite since 2013 and served as Eventbrite’s Chief Financial Officer since 2016. As Chief Strategy Officer, Randy will focus on strategic initiatives that will best serve creators and enable them to continue to grow and achieve success on the platform.

Meet the team behind Eventbrite here.

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