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TicketLeap CTO Keith Fitzgerald leaves for Center City neighbor PeopleLinx

It's another big announcement for Center City's PeopleLinx, who reported raising a $3.2 million Series A round last month. The move is also the second recent management shakeup for TicketLeap, whose founder and CEO Chris Stanchak stepped down last February.

Keith Fitzgerald has left TicketLeap for PeopleLinx.

Keith Fitzgerald has left his CTO position at Center City online ticketing firm TicketLeap to take the same role at PeopleLinx, the Center City Linkedin optimization startup announced yesterday.

Fitzgerald, who joined TicketLeap as CTO in 2009, will develop PeopleLinx’s LinkedIn for businesses platform and grow its development team, according to the release.

It’s another big announcement for Center City’s PeopleLinx, who reported raising a $3.2 million Series A round last month.

The move is also the second recent management shakeup for TicketLeap, whose founder and CEO Chris Stanchak stepped down this February.

The ticketing company will not hire a CTO, said COO Tim Raybould, who took over for Stanchak. Instead, it has promoted lead architect Brian Frantz to VP of Engineering and recent hire Beah Burger-Lenehan, who previously worked at Google, to VP of Product. Fitzgerald previously served as both roles, but Raybould said it now fits better to have the two positions separate.

TicketLeap will miss Fitzgerald, Raybould said.

“He was the key to transitioning from an off shore development team in 2009 to the group of developers we have today that, in my biased opinion, is the best in the city,” he said in an email.

Fitzgerald, 33, lives in Chestnut Hill and has been working in Philly tech for nearly a decade. He was previously a software engineer at Comcast and a technical architect at Center City marketing agency Razorfish.

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