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Lancer Group places Claire Hough as CTO of Lyte

calendarApril 1, 2020
Lancer Group places Claire Hough as CTO of Lyte

Lyte is a marketplace platform enabling mobile ticketing solutions for event owners and fans

San Francisco, CA – Lancer Group places Claire Hough at Lyte, a market platform for post-primary ticket exchange. Lyte recently closed a $15 million Series A round, led by Jackson Square Ventures.

Claire Hough brings over 25 years of engineering and product management to Lyte, with an extensive background in e-commerce strategy, competitive analysis, product development, and SaaS. Claire will be responsible for leading and growing a top technical organization during a period of rapid commercial and operational expansion, operating as Lyte’s visionary/strategic technical leader, senior most software engineering operator, project manager for key cross-disciplinary initiatives, top technical recruiter, and team builder. In addition, Claire will work with other department leaders and their team leads to forecast key project delivery timelines and set technical strategy to meet Lyte’s ambitious vision and the needs of their customer base.

Most recently, Claire was Vice President of Engineering for Apollo GraphQL, a data platform for API development. Previously, she was SVP of Engineering for Udemy, an e-learning platform, and Tapjoy Inc, a mobile advertising and monetization service. Prior to Tapjoy she was Founder and CTO of Citrus Lane, and e-commerce service for parents.

Claire holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Master’s degree in Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley.

About The Lancer Group
The Lancer Group is a leading retained executive search firm that is trusted by private equity firms, their portfolio companies and public corporations to deliver high-impact senior leaders. The firm specializes in board-driven search mandates including CEOs, CFOs, C-suite executives and board directors as well as private equity investment professionals and operating partners. The Lancer Group has provided strategic counsel to clients across a range of industries and has particular expertise in technology, business services, healthcare and consumer markets.

With relationships at over 50 of the top 100 private equity firms, The Lancer Group provides a range of pre-deal private equity advisory services beyond traditional executive search. These services include deal origination, diligence support and introductions to “backable” executives.

Founded in 1998, The Lancer Group is privately held and operates from offices across North America and Australia (

About Lyte
Lyte is a technology platform transforming the ticketing experience for fans, venues, and event owners. Acting as an extension of the box office, Lyte’s platform seamlessly integrates with other ticketing platforms to prevent fraud and scalping, reduce no-show rates, and deliver savings to fans while keeping venues full. Lyte uses dynamic pricing and secure third-party ticket sales between fans, issuing new tickets through Lyte’s partners directly to customers, ensuring a risk-free transfer at fair prices.

Lyte is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Firm Contacts
Scott Dunklee
(858) 551-1001 (Ext. 2860)

Haydon Knight
(858) 551-1001 (Ext. 2871)

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