No Drama, Just The Ticket

Our people are our business! 

With great relationships throughout the ticketing industry, we're able to bring you the best products in the market from West End Shows in London to Disney and Universal tickets in Florida. Our People are why we work... So why not meet some of the team and find out a little more fun stuff about them.

Rich Major

Category: Managers
Bio: Rich leads the team and is responsible strategically for the direction of the business and for implementing a strong plan for growth alongside the board. Rich has 10 years experience in the theatre industry prior to five years spent successfully building ticketing, editorial and new innovation units as Content and Innovation Director at Lifestyle Management company Ten Group.

Role: Managing Director
Likes: Food and blogging about food!
Dislikes: Really bad restaurants, unsavoury customer service!

Melanie Dearle

Category: Managers
Bio: Melanie works with box offices, marketing agencies, ticket agents and producers to connect their product to sales distribution outlets, allowing the suppliers to better manage their inventory and customer base. During a career in the entertainment industry spanning more than 20 years, Melanie held positions at Applause, First Call and Ticketmaster UK Ltd latterly leading the Arts & Cultural division at a worldwide ticketing company in 2009.

Role: Head of Arts & Culture
Likes: Music, entertaining, beaches & massive hugs from my kids
Dislikes: Apricots (furry little devils)

Robin Allen

Category: Managers
Bio: Robin manages the relationships that Ingresso have with suppliers, affiliates and other partners in the Travel Trade and Attractions industries. He has more than 20 years’ management experience of the travel and leisure industry. Prior to joining Ingresso, Robin ran his own tour operating business and has held the position of Commercial Manager at Theme Park Holidays and General Manager of Theme Park Tickets Direct.

Role: Head of Travel & Attractions
Likes: Peace, love, cigarettes, chocolate
Dislikes: War, hooligans, dentists, diets

Niall McGinnity

Category: Managers
Bio: Niall manages the Company’s ticketing operations and his team is responsible for the logistics aspects once TicketSwitch connectivity is in place. He has over eight years experience within the ticketing, travel and software industries having previously headed the Finance function of a worldwide ticketing distribution company.

Role: Chief Operations Officer
Likes: Sport, Music, Food & Wine and Family time
Dislikes: Negativity

Pete French

Category: General
Bio: Pete is responsible for the continuing development of the TicketSwitch middleware, overseeing its expansion and increased connectivity to a wide variety of supply and distribution systems. Pete developed the TicketSwitch platform after working on the creation of a communications link between Sky's interactive TV platform and the FirstCall Tickets website.

Role: Chief Technical Officer
Likes: Sex, Drugs, Rock-n-Roll!
Dislikes: Cliche's

Roy Meritt

Category: Managers
Bio: A founding partner of Oakfield Capital Partners Limited, Roy has over 15 years of experience in private equity at leading firms including Apax Partners, Providence Equity Partners, DB Capital Venture Partners and Amadeus Capital Partners. Roy serves as non-Executive Director of Nomad Holdings Ltd., and non-executive Chairman of Coryton Advanced Fuels Ltd

Role: Executive Chairman
Likes: Winter sports, family and friends
Dislikes: Falling off my bike

Michael Patton

Category: General
Bio: Michael has held a number of senior positions in the Private Equity and Investment Banking industries. Prior to being a founding partner of Oakfield Capital Partners, Michael was CEO of the J. Rothschild family office, co head of the growth private equity business at Deutsche Bank and a director at Providence Equity Partners. Michael also worked in M&A advisory at Morgan Stanley within the Engineering, Healthcare and Real Estate groups.

Role: Director
Likes: Biscuits... any kind, any time!
Dislikes: The morning after the night before...
Mar 7, 2013
Category:General Shows 
Posted by: urvashi
Sep 27, 2012
Posted by: urvashi