– Seatwave: The secondary tickets marketplace is adding Vodafone’s (NYSE: VOD) global business development unit chief financial officer Aksel van der Wal as its own first dedicated CFO. Founded by Ticketmaster alum Joe Cohen and Atlas Ventures in 2007, Seatwave is sitting on $36 million in funding to date and is unlikely to need more, but rather will now knuckle down and build out the business properly. Competing with direct rival Viagogo, it wants a bigger slice of the primary ticket market, too.
– Jamster: News Corp/VeriSign (NSDQ: VRSN) mobile entertainment JV Jamster/Jamba has hired Endemol International’s digital media director William Linders as its content EVP, based at the Berlin HQ. Linders had spent seven years with the TV producer, working on interactive ideas around shows like Big Brother. At Jamster, he will lead global content strategy, including developing partnerships with record labels, studios, networks, video game companies and others.
– Endemol: Former Fox Kids Europe chief Ynon Kreiz, meanwhile, will on June 1 become CEO of the new-look Endemol Group, following its takeover last year by John de Mol, Silvio Berlusconi