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Vendini Hires Mark A. Dirsa as Chief Financial Officer

Industry Veteran Brings Expertise as Company Accelerates Growth (February 11, 2014)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/11/14 -- Vendini, the company that makes the business of live events simple, has named finance expert and former Mobile Complete, Inc. executive Mark A. Dirsa as Chief Financial Officer.

Dirsa has more than 20 years experience in the ferociously competitive business of directing and acquiring multimillion dollar investments, corporate mergers, acquisitions and sourcing of capital. He has negotiated structure, pricing and documentation for over 50 diverse domestic and international financings with high-tech companies totaling over $2.0 billion, and started the high-tech corporate finance practice in San Francisco for the largest commercial bank in the world.

Recently, Dirsa was CFO at Mobile Complete, Inc. where he oversaw the sale to Keynote Systems, Inc. He remained at Keynote until its purchase and privatization by a private equity firm. Prior to Mobile Complete, Dirsa was the Vice President of Finance at Radiocentral, Inc.

In addition, as CFO of Alexa Internet from 1999 to 2001, he successfully negotiated and sold the company to Amazon.com in a multimillion dollar stock transaction.


"We are privileged to welcome a finance authority of Mark's caliber to our Vendini team," said Vendini's CEO Mark Tacchi. "His unique insight and specialized knowledge is beyond compare and will be instrumental to Vendini as we continue to grow and make ticketing and events planning comprehensive and easy-to-use for our customers."

Dirsa said he is thrilled to bring his creative solutions to the vibrant successful Vendini team.

"Vendini is the cutting-edge of innovation and advances in the ticketing industry," Dirsa said. "I love the thrill and challenge of working for a growing company that successfully blends creativity with high-tech solutions and financial success."

VENDINI | Vendini makes the business of live events simple. Thousands of organizations utilize Vendini's solutions for event promotion, ticket sales, box office management, and event logistics. The company's suite of applications includes a fully integrated marketing system to promote events via email and social networks like Facebook and Twitter, an event logistics software system to manage back office tasks, such as credentialing, equipment and contracts, and Walletini, a mobile app that allows ticket buyers to transfer tickets to friends and get paid back on their smartphones. Vendini counts many top arts, festivals, and sports venues among its customers. Vendini's corporate headquarters is located in San Francisco, with offices in Beverly Hills, Boston, and New York. For additional information about Vendini, visit http://www.vendini.com.

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