Etix Adds CTO Bob Seaton to Executive Team


Seasoned technology leader joins North America’s largest independent ticketing company.

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Michaela Hares

MORRISVILLE, NC – Etix, the largest independent primary ticketing company in North America, announced the addition of Bob Seaton as chief technology officer on Monday.

Seaton joins the company from PayPal, where he was a senior architect focusing on enterprise solutions for Global Operations and Customer Service divisions, and based in Austin, TX. He previously held senior architecture, engineering and management positions with Visa, Globeset and Motorola.

At Etix, Seaton will drive the continued growth of the engineering and technical operations teams and lead the architecture, design and development of all technology products.

“Adding Bob to our Executive Team as CTO is a huge win,” Etix CEO Joe Kustelski said. “As we continue to simplify and accelerate our product development, Bob brings enterprise-scale experience that meshes perfectly with our plans for platform growth. His leadership skills and agile approach to product development make him a tremendous asset as we build the team. And most importantly, Bob aligns with our culture of putting people and clients first.”

“Bob is joining Etix at an exciting time,” board chairman and founder Travis Janovich said. “His combined experience in software, hardware and systems has allowed him to quickly understand the opportunities in the ticketing business. His passion for clients and communication skills really set him apart as a technologist. We are thrilled to have him.”

“I am grateful for the opportunity to work with a rapidly growing company like Etix, and excited to return to my roots in North Carolina,” Seaton said. “I’ve already had the chance to meet with more than a dozen clients, and I’ve been impressed with their passion for their communities and their enthusiasm for Etix. I look forward to building out the platform and team in a way that continues to meet and exceed their expectations.”

About Etix
Founded in 2000, Etix is an international, web-based ticketing service provider for the entertainment, travel and sports industries, processing more than 50 million tickets per year in 40 countries. As the largest independent ticketing company in North America, Etix provides flexible and secure online and box office ticketing solutions, integrated digital marketing services, and robust e-commerce fulfillment to more than 4,100 venues, theaters, arenas, festivals, fairs, performing arts centers and multiuse facilities. Headquartered in Morrisville, NC, Etix has offices in Austria, China, Germany, Holland and Japan, as well as a full-service digital marketing agency in Nashville, TN. For more information, visit

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