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Tessitura Network expands global leadership team

David Pearce appointed Managing Director, Europe


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David Pearce

Tessitura Network, the leader in technology for the arts and cultural sector, announced today that David Pearce will join the global leadership team as Managing Director, Europe. In this new role, Pearce will serve as strategic leader for the Tessitura European team. He will direct the entire team to provide exemplary support and service for Tessitura member organizations, while continuing to grow the Tessitura community in Europe. 

Pearce has served on the executive leadership team at Wales Millennium Centre since its opening in 2004, most recently as Strategic Director, Operations and Performance. 

“David has been a valued and active member of the Tessitura community for 14 years,” said Jack Rubin, CEO and Co-Founder of the Tessitura Network. “He was instrumental in bringing Tessitura software to Wales Millennium Centre, and to Europe. David has extensive strategic expertise and leadership experience, and we are thrilled to have him leading Tessitura Network in Europe.” 

“David has extensive strategic expertise and leadership experience, and we are thrilled to have him leading Tessitura Network in Europe.”
— Jack Rubin, CEO 

Pearce’s achievements at Wales Millennium Centre are many, and his work on a number of strategic developments there has resulted in the Centre receiving national awards for customer service, including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and the UK Theatre Most Welcoming Theatre award in 2008 and 2014 (the only UK theatre to have won the award twice). In addition, he brought the food and beverage operation in house, and it has been recognised by both the Michelin and Good Food Guides. He has developed a successful fundraising programme and has overseen continual improvements in operational delivery and efficiency that have led to Centre’s sustainable business model.   

“Tessitura’s global success is due to its unique culture of innovation, service, and community focused specifically on the arts and culture sector,” said Pearce. “I am honoured to join the existing strong team to continue the Network’s presence in Europe, and to help Tessitura members improve their business through Tessitura software and thought leadership.”

About Tessitura Network

Tessitura Software is an enterprise CRM system that powers key business functions for arts, cultural, and educational organizations — ticketing and admissions, memberships, fundraising and development, marketing, education, analytics, reporting, website purchases, mobile applications, and more. Tessitura is a unified system that enables a real-time, seamless 360-degree comprehensive view across all functions, of all visitors, donors, members, and others who interact and transact with Tessitura-powered organizations.

Operating since 2001, Tessitura Network, Inc. is proud to be a member-owned and governed nonprofit with a mission to provide technology and services that improve the productivity and efficiency of its users, and enable knowledge and best practice sharing globally within and between the sectors served. Tessitura serves over 600 organizations on three continents including museums, performing arts centers, theatres, operas, orchestras, festivals, dance companies and ballets, zoos, aquariums, educational institutions, film centers, and more. For more information about the Tessitura Network, contact info@tessituranetwork.com.



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