Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 - Sound Aliiance
Qjump expands its team with new Head of Technology

Sydney 18 March 2009 – Qjump, the online ticketing division of the Sound Alliance Group, today confirmed the appointment of Sasha Gerrand in the newly created role of Head of Technology. Sasha will be responsible for the delivery of new and strategic technology developments in the white labelling and music, tickets and merchandise bundling areas, as well as day-to-day management of the company’s hosting environment.

According to Qjump Managing Director, Stephanie Sulway, this appointment is key to the company’s continued growth.

“Sasha is a great addition to our team on many levels,” Sulway outlined. “He has extensive technology knowledge across a wide range of environments and importantly understands both technology and business requirements for a consumer-focused organisation. This is an important part of our commitment to the youth market and event organisers as we move forward.

“His specific responsibilities will include working with strategic partners to ensure mission-critical hosting levels are met and that our merchant service providers meet our client requirements. We have early plans to improve our event technology solutions and will be implementing new load/capacity and stress testing programs to ensure that we reach and exceed our new benchmarks,” Sulway concluded.

Sasha joins Qjump from his recent roles in Infrastructure Support and Development at MobileActive, one of Australia’s larger mobile entertainment companies; and a variety of web and database development roles with Austbrokers Limited, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Armstrong Miller + McLaren.

Qjump sells tickets for many leading Australian events and venues via its website Qjump.com.au and its affiliate network websites inthemix.com.au, FasterLouder.com.au and SameSame.com.au. In addition, Qjump provides ‘white-label’ shop fronts and custom ticketing solutions for event promoters like Splendour in the Grass, Playground Weekender and venues including Home Nightclub and The Met in Brisbane.

The company is currently undertaking development projects for its membership activities, a carbon-offset initiative as well as a music, tickets and merchandise bundling concept.

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About Sound Alliance
The Sound Alliance new media business group includes creative consultancy Thought By Them, Qjump online ticketing and consumer-facing web communities for 18 – 30 year old Australians – inthemix.com.au, FasterLouder.com.au, SameSame.com.au and Mess+Noise. These communities provide editorial, informational and social networking capabilities for different interest groups. Each web property stretches its brand footprint into the real world via events, traditional media and business partnerships with brands including Smirnoff, Virgin Mobile, Becks, Sony Ericsson and Apple. Currently the websites have a combined audience of over 500,000 unique browsers and 6 million page impressions per month with over 200,000 registered members. (Netratings, Market Intelligence, Total Traffic, September 2008)

About Qjump
Qjump is an online ticketing company with seven years experience providing web-based ticketing services. Qjump sells tickets for many leading Australian events and venues via its website Qjump.com.au and its affiliate network websites inthemix.com.au, FasterLouder.com.au & SameSame.com.au. In addition, Qjump provides ‘white-label’ shop fronts and custom ticketing solutions for event promoters like Splendour in the Grass, Playground Weekender and venues including Home Nightclub and The Met in Brisbane.

In April 2008, Qjump revamped its website and custom built hosting environment to specifically meet the high capacity on-sale demands of today’s festivals and major events.

For further information please contact:
Cathryn van der Walt
On behalf of Einsteinz Communications - for Sound Alliance,
M: 0402 327 633
Email: [email protected]


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The Sound Alliance new media business group includes creative consultancy Thought By Them, Qjump online ticketing and consumer-facing web communities for 18 – 30 year old Australians – inthemix.com.au, FasterLouder.com.au, SameSame.com.au and Mess+Noise. These communities provide editorial, informational and social networking capabilities for different interest groups. Each web property stretches its brand footprint into the real world via events, traditional media and business partnerships with brands including Smirnoff, Virgin Mobile, Becks, Sony Ericsson and Apple. Currently the websites have a combined audience of over 500,000 unique browsers and 6 million page impressions per month with over 200,000 registered members. (Netratings, Market Intelligence, Total Traffic, September 2008)
Cathryn van der Walt
P: 0402 327 633
W: www.thesoundalliance.net/

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