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Nick was hired as a Marketing Analyst at SeatGeek for his charm, good looks, wit, and modesty. Before working at SeatGeek, he was a consultant in Chicago, and before that, he studied economics and Italian at Princeton. In his spare time, you can find Nick quoting song lyrics in conversation, while also sprinkling in fun facts about South Carolina, his home state.
Favorite Things About South Carolina: Pulled pork, shrimp and grits, and Carolina football Favorite Terrible Joke: What's E.T. short for? 'Cause he's got little legs.
Sam is a Marketing Analyst at SeatGeek. He mostly focuses on Mobile User Acquistion and SEM. After graduating Duke University with a degree in Biology, Sam headed straight to SeatGeek as an intern. After several months of lurking, he convinced SeatGeek to bring him on fulltime. Sam hails from the suburbs of Philadelphia, and spends much of his time defending his home town's honor.
Favorite Brewery: Victory Wiz?: Wit Dislikes: The Giants, Roy Williams, That air horn sound found on every mixtape ever
Ross comes from a proud lineage of sandwich people. He lived in Portland, a city known for its pickling abilities and craft chocolates. A new member of the SeatGeek team, Ross is the team's community manager. His passions in life include, burgers, sliders, speed tindering, and bolo ties. Ross is a graduate of the pristine university Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. In his spare time, Ross keeps bees.
Favorite College Team: The fightin' Mustangs Favorite Berger: The Baconater
Alex leads SeatGeek's talent and hiring, helping the best and the brightest join SeatGeek's growing team. He grew up in Santiago, Chile, and graduated from Duke University with a degree in Public Policy. After college he spent two years in San Francisco, where he ran a gourmet hot dog business, but eventually found himself working to match engineers with great jobs, first in the Bay Area and then in NYC. In his free time you'll usually find Alex enjoying a live concert somewhere in NYC.
Favorite bands: CCR, My Morning Jacket Favorite beer: Mammoth Brewing Company's IPA 395
Before being hired as SeatGeek's full-time blog editor, Angela was working out of her Queens apartment as one of SeatGeek's freelance blog writers. Before that, she was employed as an ad trafficker (don't worry, nobody knows what that is) for various tech startups in NYC. She's currently figuring out how to reconcile her copious amounts of in-office beef jerky consumption with her nightly workout routine.
Likes: Whiskey, live music, spinning, liverwurst Dislikes: Sour cream, moths, Mumford & Sons
Chad does marketing at SeatGeek with a focus on search. Chad is a Georgetown University graduate with a degree in Finance and International Business. Before joining SeatGeek, Chad worked in Product Management at Vistaprint where he launched DIY tools to help local "Mom and Pop" businesses get found in Google.
Favorite artist: 2Pac Favorite sports team: The Fab Five Favorite craft beer in a can: BREW FREE! OR DIE IPA
Justin is a Product Designer at SeatGeek. He has a BFA from the University of Memphis where he studied graphic/web design. Born, raised, and currently residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it’s safe to say Justin bleeds black and gold. Outside of designing, he can be found enjoying time with his wife, Tia, binge watching The Walking Dead, and making/eating venison jerky.
Likes: All Pittsburgh teams, Coffee, Hunting Dislikes: The rest of the AFC North
Ben is the Director of Customer Acquisition at SeatGeek. Prior to joining the team, Ben was a business intelligence analyst for Buddy Media, which was acquired by salesforce.com. He also worked at Yelp and Clover. Data & efficiency are two of his favorite things. He is embarrassed by his proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and doesn't like to talk about it.
Some favorite artists: Andrew Bird, The Avett Brothers, David Byrne, Radiohead, Menomena, Big Boi, Clipse Favorite sports teams: Vanderbilt Commodores, North Carolina Tar Heels, U.S.A. Basketball Favorite board game: Pandemic Best TV show of all time: The Wire
Matt is a Marketing Analyst at SeatGeek. As a Vermont native, Matt grew up with skis strapped to his feet and finally took them off after graduating from Colby College in 2010. Matt balances his SeatGeek life with a life in the fashion industry as a Model in New York City. When not crunching numbers at the office Matt can be found on his bike rushing from one casting to the next.
Favorite sports teams: Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins Interests: Golf, Skiing, Running, Biking
Adam is the VP of Engineering at SeatGeek. He is passionate about medium-sized data sets, scalable architectures, and his personal motto is "Build the simplest thing that could possibly work." Prior to joining the company in 2010, he spent 2 years at Microsoft scaling web services to support hundreds of millions of users on MSN.com. Adam's non software interests include economics, jazz, statistics, fantasy football, and politics.
Favorite Sports Teams: Jets, Mets, Stanford Football Favorite Pizza: John's of Bleeker Street
Stephen is an Android Engineer at SeatGeek. A Wisconsin native, he is a connoisseur of beer, cheese and bratwurst. Stephen is also an avid sports fan and previously did Android Engineering at ESPN. He supports most Wisconsin teams (Brewers, Packers, Bucks) and his alma mater, the University of Iowa, where he graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering. When he's not hacking away in Android Studio, Stephen enjoys brewing beer, golfing, bowling, softball, snowboarding and gaming.
Favorite beer: Lakefront Brewery Wisconsinite ("Because it tastes like home!") Most Impressive Sports Accomplishment: Little League All-Star Game Appearance in 2003
Russ is the co-founder of SeatGeek and helps with BD, recruiting, and marketing. He was a former member of the illustrious SeatGeek Party Planning Committee but was ousted after an internal power struggle. His proudest achievement is riding the coattails of Matt Clunan to win the 2014 SeatGeek Open Golf Tournament. Beyond golf,Russ’s current athletic endeavors fall in two discrete categories: hula hooping and boxing (one of those is true). Russ is a 2007 graduate of Dartmouth where he and Jack started their first entrepreneurial forays into furniture rental.
Jose is an engineer from Pace University whose primary concern is bringing down the site constantly in order to keep the other engineers employed. He's a frequent contributor to the CakePHP Framework, and spends most of his time writing open source code on Github under the s/n josegonzalez. You can likely find him making snarky remarks on CakePHP's IRC channel or writing manic tweets as @savant.
Most ridiculous purchase: Unicorn Tattoo. They are apparently permanent. Biggest Regret: Unicorn Tattoo. They are apparently permanent.
Mike is an engineer at SeatGeek. Before SeatGeek he created a group email service called Fiesta and worked at 10gen on MongoDB. When he's not behind a screen you can probably find him playing soccer or trying to work his way through an endlessly growing reading list.
Favorite team: The New York Giants
Abby grew up on the frozen tundra of Minnesota learning to skate and stay alive in zero degree weather. Upon graduating from Colorado College, she found herself working in the beer industry in Denver. She then backpacked around Thailand and Myanmar before moving to NYC. She is now part of the Recruiting Team at SeatGeek.
Favorite NY Brewery: Ommegang and Sixpoint Favorite CO Brewery(s): Great Divide and Crooked Stave Least Favorite Brewery: No such thing
Will is the Director of Growth & Communications at SeatGeek. His primary job is to use SeatGeek's rich ticketing data in order to spread the word about SeatGeek and the tremendous value it provides to fans who want to see their favorite teams and artists live. Will graduated from Duke University with degrees in History and Political Science and worked at the Boston Consulting Group before joining SeatGeek. A native of Houston, Will thinks that cowboy boots are by far the most practical footwear ever invented and roots heavily--but usually in vain--for the Texans, Astros and Rockets.
Favorite Beer: Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower Favorite Artists: Wilco, The Black Keys, Wes Montgomery
Matt is an iOS engineer at SeatGeek. After many years of web engineering and online community building, Matt jumped into the iPhone and iPad world for a change of scene. Previously he worked at Serato, shepherding their websites and online DJ community. Originally from New Zealand, his home base is now whichever international city has the best weather.
Favorite cities: New York, Tokyo, Bangkok, London, and everywhere between Favourite drink: Happy hour gin and tonics
Connor is a communications analyst at SeatGeek. He studied economics and was the editor of the school newspaper at Georgetown University, where he learned among other things that regular season success can’t protect you from Ohio, VCU, NC State or a school that didn’t exist when you were born. Connor has spent his last few summers working at ballparks up and down the mid-Atlantic, but his heart will always belong to Fenway Park and his beloved Boston Red Sox. He was once ranked in the top 500 American FIFA 10 players on Xbox Live but isn’t sure how to feel about that anymore.
Guilty pleasures: Corona and lime, country music Favorite athlete: Scrappy McScraperson aka Dustin Pedroia
Jack is a co-founder of SeatGeek. He was inspired to get into ticketing because of an apparent dearth of market data and usable interfaces, thus he spends a lot of time hacking in STATA and nudging pixels in Firebug. In his spare time he takes care of SeatGeek’s finances, fundraising, and other such trivialities. Jack studied math and econ at Dartmouth College and worked at Bain & Company.
Favorite team: Everything from Cleveland
Least Favorite athlete: Lebron James
Dallas is SeatGeek's Lead Android Engineer. He enjoys spending time enhancing Android UI and UX, especially with animations and other whimsical doodads. Dallas enjoys biking, playing racquetball, hockey, and ping pong. Dallas can be found on GitHub making random commits as dallasgutauckis. Dallas only listens to singles.
Favorite team: Philadelphia Flyers Favorite food: popcorn Fun fact: Dallas once won a year supply of m&m's
Rick Hanlon is a full stack engineer at SeatGeek. Raised in San Diego, Brick is well liked, especially because he is polite and rarely late. His favorite things in life include ice cream and a nicely pressed pair of slacks. Rick's coding skills have been described as "DY-NO-MYTE" by such publications as The NY Times, The Seattle Sun and oddly enough the Havana Daily Times.
Likes: Lamp, Tridents, Chocolate Squirels Dislikes: Loud noises, Rival News Crews, Change
After growing up in the Arizona desert, Michael has found a way to adapt to New York City winters by staying inside at all costs and filling up with unhealthy amounts of coffee. Michael and his wife, Dakota, love to travel to new places, but they have yet to find a place they love more than Las Vegas. That being said, Michael is no longer welcome at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino.
Likes: Dallas Cowboys, Phoenix Suns Dislikes: San Antonio Spurs, Washington DC Football Teams, 8-8 records, Tony Romo injuries
Jamie is the Director of Talent at SeatGeek. She graduated from Vanderbilt University, which she shamefully admits she applied to because "Jay Cutler went there". Hailing from the great state of Colorado, Jamie loves skiing and cheering for her Denver Broncos. Jamie previously worked on Digital Sales at SeatGeek, and before that, she spent her time eating cheese and working as a recruiter in Madison, WI.
Favorite teams: Broncos, Commodores Likes: Wine, Bacon
Tiffany is a web engineer / data scientist at SeatGeek. She graduated from the University of Chicago, and spent some time after working on language processing where she fell in love with programming. Outside of the office, some of the things she enjoys are dancing, playing most any kind of game, and eating delicious food.
Recent favorite games: Euchre, Dominion, 140 Favorite no-shame guilty pleasure: Avatar the Last Airbender
Ed is a Web Engineer at SeatGeek. He graduated from Princeton University, where he spent most of his time playing with robots and pointy sticks. A native of San Antonio, Texas, he is going through Mexican food withdrawal and still does not understand the concept of snow.
Favorite Hoagie Haven Sandwich: The Wake Up Call Favorite Greeting: Howdy
Ben is the Director of Experiential Marketing at SeatGeek. He's creating events and activations around games and concerts that our users attend to help give them the best end-to-end event experience possible. Whether it's having beers at a bar near Madison Square Garden with former Knicks before a game, or hanging out with your favorite band backstage; the work that Ben does delivers unforgettable experiences to SeatGeek's users. Sounds sweet, right?! In his free time, Ben can be found at Citi Field (insert sympathy here), on the slopes, golf course or playing music. Ben graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Economics. Before joining the team, Ben helped start an adventure travel company called Urban Escapes which was acquired by LivingSocial to scale curated adventure trips to major markets across the country.
Favorite Sports Teams: Knicks, Jets, Mets, Wisconsin Badgers Favorite Condiment: Sriracha
Zack Kitzmiller is a Web Engineer at SeatGeek. Before joining SeatGeek he was an engineer at Forrst and spent his time wrangling PHP, MySQL, and Redis. He's contributed to several open source projects and led a PHP user group in his hometown of Rockford, IL. When he's not making the internet, he's often found drinking beers at a local microbrewery or collecting watches. He's also pumped to be dad to Jayden and Fiona.
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In her role as Director of Operations (or Dictator of Operations, as she prefers), Vera makes sure that everything behind the scenes is running smoothly. She spends her time working on HR, accounting and customer service and thinking up new ways of making SeatGeek the best place to work on the entire planet.
Likes: plants, secrets, meat snacks Dislikes: mutiny, writing about herself in third person
Carly is an Arizona native and ASU grad with a degree in Journalism and PR. She recently relocated to the concrete jungle where dreams are made of and is still trying to grasp the concept of seasons. Outside of SeatGeek, Carly can most likely be found at the movies, a live show, or playing fetch with her cat Joey Potter.
Favorite artists: CHVRCHES, Rilo Kiley, Andrew McMahon Likes: Dan Majerle, red lipstick, hot wings
If you want to read the full Matt Levy (pronounced LEE VEE) biography, go to your local library and check out, “We Love You! Please Don’t Levy: The Matt Levy Story” but if you’d like to settle for a one-paragraph bio, this is for you. Matt, a native Arizonan, is a mid-20s stand up comedian, sketchepreneuer, table tennis enthusiast/self proclaimed master and an Event Expert at Seatgeek.
Matt’s favorite restaurants in New York City: Cafe Habana, Wolfnights and Dinosaur BBQ
Kevin is the Director of Cartography at SeatGeek. A graduate of UC Berkeley, his interests include playing tennis, mastering the vuvuzela, and maps.
Favorite athlete: Roger Federer Favorite musician: J. S. Bach Favorite map: ?
Colyn is in charge of making sure things run smoothly as SeatGeek's Office Coordinator. After going to no less than four colleges, she graduated from New York City’s own Marymount Manhattan with a BA in Communication Arts, with a concentration in Film, Video and Sound Design. When not making smoothies for the office, Colyn spends her off time trying to get her food blog up and running so restaurants will give her free stuff.
Spends time thinking about: Alanis Morissette’s definition of “ironic” Favorite Spice Girl: Ginger
Anaelle is a Marketing Analyst and the first Frenchie onboard at SeatGeek. Back in France, she studied Engineering with a focus on Computer Science. She drifted to Marketing when she enrolled in her masters at Columbia University, and joined the SeatGeek team right after that. When she is not working hard, or promoting the French culture around the office, she enjoys NYC's salsa parties, jazz concerts and wine bars.
Campbell is a Marketing Analyst at SeatGeek. Her interests include city cycling, humanely raised meats, and late 90's country music. She's SeatGeek's third Dartmouth College graduate and second Oregonian. Campbell crochets well and cares for house plants poorly.
Thornton, a graduate of Syracuse University, dreams of one day seeing another Syracuse Football or Basketball team win a national championship. He’d also like to add another Celtics Finals victory and another Steelers championship, not all in the same year, but he wouldn’t complain either way. In the meantime, Thornton spends his days working on the SG customer service team and attending all the concerts he can handle.
Top 5 Thorntons: 1. Reed, Thornton 2. Thornton’s Chocolate 3. Wilder, Thornton 4. Melon, Thornton 5. Thornton’s (Gas Station)
Spencer works on business development & strategy at SeatGeek. He graduated from Amherst College, where he majored in American Studies and played soccer with his friends. Prior to joining the team, Spencer worked at UBS and started his own Bitcoin company. Spencer focuses on strategic partnerships and acquisitions at SeatGeek, as well as mastering ping pong and foosball.
Steve Ritter works on quantitative product development and business analytics as a full-stack Data Scientist. A man of many faces, he is a vegetarian who moonlights as SeatGeek's executive barbecue chef and unofficial mascot.
Favorite NBA Playoff Series: 2009 Celtics-Bulls Favorite Disney Movie: The Lion King Favorite Cerveza: Tecate
Ashley is a conservatory trained opera singer who's sung in medieval Italian castles, the Sistine Chapel, and nearly every bathroom she's ever been in that has good acoustics. When she's not killing it on the SG customer service team, she can be found scouring NYC streets for a Californian taco truck, hoarding fruit snacks, or hosting a fingerpainting party.
Likes: Puppies wearing booties, Karen O, Carnivorous plants Dislikes: Tuna sandwiches
Favorite show: Community Favorite beer: Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
Sam is the Director of Strategy at SeatGeek, focusing on product growth. After graduating with a degree in Applied Economics & Management from Cornell University, he spent time in finance and then worked on KAYAK's mobile product. Sam lives in NYC, and in his free time can be found cycling or playing squash.
Favorite Show: The League Favorite Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys
Nihar is the EVP of Business Development & Strategy at SeatGeek. When he's not giving Sherman or Waxman a ping pong lesson (read: beating) or planning tactics for the next SeatGeek FC soccer match, Nihar focuses on strategic partnerships and acquisitions that drive SeatGeek's growth and business decisions. Nihar received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, which included a year abroad at the London School of Economics, and a Masters from NYU. Prior to SeatGeek, Nihar spent time in consulting and finance focused in the sports, media and entertainment industries. Nihar lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Sharlene.
Favorite Sports Team: Wolverines and all Detroit Sports Favorite Artist: Radiohead
Gareth is a Web Engineer at Seatgeek. He recently graduated from the University of Chicago where he did political philosophy, but now enjoys dynamic programming languages and designing nice websites. In his spare time he plays the violin and hopes to learn the theremin someday.
Favorite B&J Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Therapy
James is an iOS developer at SeatGeek. When he's not knee-deep in code he's often DJing some classic hip hop, exploring alleyways with a film camera, or at the gym trying to look 21 again.
Prior to his current life of excitement, intrigue and iOS misadventures, he worked for Serato designing and managing Scratch Live while also heading up the development team. Originally from New Zealand he is currently lost and living somewhere deep in Asia. Favourite film decade: 70s Favourite Music: Not dubstep
Chris is the resident wunderkind at SeatGeek, first joining our dev team when he was only 16. Born and raised as a proud Upstate New Yorker, he is now a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications where he studied advertising and information technology, and an alum of The Daily Orange.
Favorite sports team: Syracuse Orange Favorite grocery store: Wegmans
Favorite craft beer in a can: 21 Amendment Brew Free or Die Favorite buzz word: Brandcuffs
Adam is a Technical Product Person, aka Product Mensch. After graduating from Emory University with a liberal arts degree, he ventured into the business world as an i-banking analyst before falling in love with developing and designing apps. Prior to SeatGeek he graduated from the Flatiron School and worked on Flock, an iPhone app to help friends connect offline.
Favorite band: Michael Franti & Spearhead Favorite card game: Mafia
Mladen leads SeatGeek’s burgeoning Dutch office (currently an office of one). When he isn’t dealing with the many administrative responsibilities of running said office, he works on building outstanding interfaces for SeatGeek users. He also attends the University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen, Holland, where he’s getting a degree in Computer Science.
Favorite team: Red Star Belgrade Favorite designer: Tim van Damme Favorite OS: Mac