February 20th, 2020
Paulo Cunha joins SeatGeek after overseeing the Hotels.com marketing organization
NEW YORK, NY (February 20, 2020) -- SeatGeek today announced the hiring of Paulo Cunha as the company’s first ever President of Consumer. In this new role, Paulo will oversee all operations centered on the touchpoints with customers. Based in SeatGeek’s New York headquarters, Paulo will direct the marketing, customer experience and marketplace teams.
Paulo joins SeatGeek after leading Global Growth Marketing for the Hotels.com business at Expedia Group for eight years. In this role, he led a cross-continent team that managed marketing for Hotels.com globally. Prior to Expedia, Paulo worked in companies across the education, management consulting, private equity and financial services industries in Portugal, the Netherlands and the UK. With his experience in the travel industry at one of the most prominent brands in the space, he is uniquely positioned to bring best practices and inspire innovation in the ticketing industry.
“We’re thrilled to have Paulo join our team,” said Jack Groetzinger Co-founder and CEO of SeatGeek. “Paulo has tremendous experience that will be hugely valuable at SeatGeek. We're focused on growing the most consumer-friendly ticket marketplace on earth, and Paulo's leadership will be instrumental in continuing to achieve that as we further scale.”
Paulo will focus on building upon SeatGeek’s fan-first approach, overseeing the teams that touch on all parts of the fan journey. In addition, he will leverage his experience to help SeatGeek grow its brand, from having the best-in-class ticket selection, to industry-leading customer service. With the hiring of Paulo, SeatGeek now has distinct heads of its consumer and enterprise lines of business, following the hiring of Danielle du Toit as the President of Enterprise last year.
“I’m excited to join the team at SeatGeek, and work on a product that helps people experience live events,” said Paulo Cunha. “Live events are important and emotional experiences for our customers. I’m a big fan of the product SeatGeek has built, and the company’s intense focus on delivering exceptional customer value. I believe there are a lot of similarities between the travel and ticketing industries, and I’m excited to work closely with everyone at SeatGeek to innovate and improve the experience for fans.”
SeatGeek is the leading mobile-focused ticket platform that enables fans to buy and sell tickets for sports, concert, and theater events. With industry-leading mobile ticketing apps, a fan-friendly user experience and its proprietary Deal Score™ technology that helps fans identify the best ticket values for a given event, SeatGeek is transforming the way that fans buy and sell tickets to their favorite events. SeatGeek Enterprise - the company’s primary ticketing platform - is used by many Premier League clubs, as well as the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints and Pelicans. Headquartered in New York, SeatGeek also has international offices in the U.K., Israel, Netherlands, and Italy.