SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vendini, the company that makes the business of live events simple with industry leading software and services, has amplified its commitment to its employees and company culture with the appointment of Susan Hollingshead as the company’s first Chief People Officer (CPO).

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"Vendini’s success is owed to our kick-ass employees and our infectious culture. Susan will play a vital role as we continue to grow, recruit new talent and ensure that Vendini’s core values resonate with everyone on our team,” said Mark Tacchi, CEO at Vendini.

Since it was founded in 2002, Vendini has experienced steady growth, as leadership focused on building a passionate team and thriving company culture. After raising $20 million in the company’s first Series A funding in 2016, Vendini now looks to jumpstart 2017 with continued progress under Susan’s leadership.

“As Vendini grows, I want to ensure that its culture thrives, providing a rich environment for employee development and commitment. A skilled and dedicated workforce will amplify Vendini’s commitment to outstanding customer experience,” said Susan. “Through developing a comprehensive HR and shared services function, employees will be more energized and our members will continue to flourish.”

Formerly of Sungevity, Inc., Susan oversaw the company’s growth from 50 people to more than 1000 in a six year period. In that role, she was responsible for human resources including talent acquisition, organizational development, compensation, benefits, payroll, corporate training and more.

Prior to that, Susan spent 14 years in the brownfield redevelopment and environmental insurance business – first as a cofounder of Landbank, Inc., the nation’s first brownfield redevelopment firm, and then as cofounder and Managing Principal of Renova Partners. Susan was also a founder of Working for Good which supported businesses engaged in social enterprise through Cause Alliance Marketing programs. Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Psychology from Mount Holyoke College.

About Vendini
At Vendini, our mission is to make the business of live events simple. We designed our all-in-one system to help organizations easily promote events, deepen experiences with their audiences, and ultimately sell more tickets. Vendini is based in San Francisco, CA, with offices in Petaluma, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Knoxville, TN; Vancouver, BC and Gualdo Tadino, Italy.

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