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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 FootballFavorite Pizza:John's of Bleeker Street
Andrew is Platform Director of SeatGeek Open. He was previously the CTO of Pogoseat, helping fans get the best possible experience at live events through seat upgrades. A science and technology nerd, Andrew cut his teeth at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, building large-scale data management pipelines to support research missions. Andrew is a travel fanatic (he's been to over 20 countries and every continent except Antarctica), photographer, and, now that he's in New York City for the first time, a budding foodie.
Andy is an Web Engineer at SeatGeek. He graduated from Birmingham University (the one in England) last century before leaving the sunny climes of the UK behind to work in the exciting field of life insurance and travel the world. Andy now works on improving SeatGeek's web platform remotely from Spain where he's called home for the past 10 years. When Andy is not working or coding away on an open source project (such as CakePHP) he's probably snowboarding, sea kayaking, eating good food, travelling, or asleep.
Favorite Fruit:Valencian Belly-button oranges
Andy is a Data Scientist at SeatGeek and really likes Vanderbilt sports. He once plugged a USB cable in the right way on the first try, so he's kind of a magician.
Brendon is a Data Scientist at SeatGeek. In graduate school, he worked on a physics experiment that could be characterized as worlds worst molecular clock, but produced the most precise measurement of the electron's electric dipole moment. In his free time he enjoys reading Sci-Fi novels, eating oatmeal peanut butter cookies, and trying to teach his puppy simple commands.
Favorite Board Games:Blokus, GoLeast Favorite Sci-fi Movie:K-PAX
Brian is a data scientist with SeatGeek. That means he likes to understand the world of tickets through math. About binomial theorem he's teeming with a lot of news, with many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.
Charlie is a software engineer at SeatGeek. The first time one of our recruiters called him, he asked how she was doing twice to start out the conversation. He has no mentionable accomplishments, talents, or redeeming qualities. Actually this one time- wait, no that was in a dream. I’m sure the next person you click on will be less disappointing.
Interests:nail clippers, ziploc bags, that flouride you get at the dentist
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 OrangeFavorite Grocery Store:Wegmans
Daniel is a Data Scientist at SeatGeek. Outside the office, he really enjoys playing basketball, chess, and table tennis. He once tried playing all three at the same time and won. Also, he thinks music is cool too.
Favorite Team:Lebron JamesFavorite Players:Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook
Daniel is an engineering intern joining us from Columbia University where he is majoring in computer science with a minor in economics. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to Newton, MA when he was five. He loves watching and playing tennis and is also a big Boston sports fan!
Favorite Sports Teams:Patriots, Celtics, Red SoxFavorite Athlete:Roger FedererFavorite TV Show:Entourage
David is an iOS engineer here at SeatGeek. Before SeatGeek he wrangled iOS at three other startups. Farther back, he cut his teeth on Objective-C selling the world’s most expensive screen saver, and got his start building scientific and business data systems at the country’s oldest analytical chemistry laboratory.
David was born in New Orleans, but his family moved a lot when he was young so he didn't get to spend a ton of time in the Big Easy. He went to Vanderbilt University in Nashville where he studied Chinese and helped lead an exchange trip to China. Senior year, he and his friends setup a salt water aquarium and raised seahorses. After his stint as a seahorse wrangler, he took a job at Microsoft in Seattle before landing here at SeatGeek as a Software Engineer on our SeatGeek Open team.
Idols:Tom Brady and Kanye WestHidden Talents:French cooking and tetherball
Dhruv is an engineer at SeatGeek. When he is not coding, he is probably eating eggs, watching a documentary about nature, or reading a book. Good chance he found the book on ParrotRead a pet project he works on from time to time.
Likes:Washing dishes, super-chunky peanut butterDislikes:Taking out the trash, chunky peanut butter
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 CallFavorite Greeting:Howdy
Ed is an iOS Engineer at SeatGeek. Previously he was creating powerful apps for sales teams as CTO of a B2B startup. He is the self proclaimed Klay Thompson of the SeatGeek basketball team #buckets. When he's not mastering Swift, he's in the kitchen working on some secret recipes or on the PC getting wrecked on stream @eepaulo.
Favorite Teams:Knicks, Rangers, Broncos
Favorite Craft Beer in a Can:21st Amendment BREW FREE! OR DIE IPAFavorite Buzz Word:Brandcuffs
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
George is a Front-end Engineer from UMass Amherst who spent his formative years in Atlanta. He is deeply into prog rock and heavy metal and a huge music snob. He previously worked for IBM.
Jack's been doing Android Development since his junior year of college and is pumped to continue doing it at SeatGeek! He was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Chicago, and went to school at Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he studied Computer Science. Outside of programming, he really likes to be active outdoors - whether it be hiking, running, biking, or just wandering around. He also plays the drums, loves coffee and beer, is trying to learn Italian, and loves to read (He's always open to new book suggestions!).
Favorite Book/Movie Series:Lord of the RingsFavorite TV Series:The Sopranos
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.
Favourite Film Decade:70sFavourite Music:Not dubstep
Jase worked at JP Morgan Chase for three years before joining Seatgeek. You can remember his name as Jase from Chase, although he secretly hates it :). As a New York City native, Jase just likes to chill and not go crazy, as he has seen way too much of it in the MTA.
Favorite Thing about SeatGeek:Can wear shorts!
Jeff is a Software Engineer at SeatGeek. He loves animals, cooking, sci-fi/fantasy, cycling, being outside, his two cats and hanging with his wife in Brooklyn. As a life-long New Yorker he follows the New York Football Giants and thrives on a diet rich in pizza and beer.
Favorite Animals:Wolves, sloths, otters, eagles, whalesFavorite Sci-fi/Fantasy:Dune, Lord of the Rings, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Expanse, The Dresden Files
Jenny is a Frontend engineer at SeatGeek. She is a recent graduate from University of Virginia, where she studied computer science. However, in her last semester, she realized that she and psychology and philosophy were meant to be. She is an avid fan of Rick and Morty and Mr. Robot (filmed in our own NYC), and seeks meaning in everything from the amoeba to the multiverse. She has a repertoire of over 100 songs that she plays on the piano, and has not set up internet in her apartment since moving to NYC (but she is alive and well!).
Jon is a software engineer at SeatGeek, where he something something python something sql queries something pull requests is anyone still reading? Despite his New York roots and love for lasagna, tiramisu, and meatballs, Jon is no more Italian than Yo Yo Ma. He does not play the cello but he has donated his hair.
Favorite animated character:ArcherFavorite internet character:Ken MFavorite biographer:Paula
Jonathan is one of the backend engineers here at SeatGeek. Originally from San Francisco, he's a "hella" big fan of Bay Area sports and even numbered years in which Taylor Swift drops an album. He graduated from UCLA, where he spent his time playing volleyball and deciding which major to switch into next. He eventually got tired of being surrounded by Dodger fans and flew out to NYC, leaving perfect sunny LA weather behind (oh god why would he do that?).
Favorite Pandora Station:No Diggity Radio
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 permanentBiggest Regret:Unicorn tattoo. They are apparently permanent
Karl is a Senior Director of Engineering at SeatGeek. Karl has spent more than half of his life working with engineering teams as an individual contributor and director. Karl is an ex-Radio and club DJ, an avid photographer, music lover and sports crazed Australian. Karl is passionate about delivery and team building, believes that there's no such thing as "that's not my job", and works closely with the SeatGeek.com web team. If not in the office, you'll find Karl at Madison Square Garden drinking Bronx IPA during a NY Rangers home game.
Favorite time of year:FallFavorite getaway:Jamaica
Kevin is the first member of the information security team at SeatGeek. He previously helped lead Security Operations at Jet.com. A Brooklyn, New York native, he spends his free time playing video games, cooking, and building expensive computers.
Matt was born and raised in Long Island (pronounced lawn-guyland), NY, and he eventually attended Cornell University. After graduating Matt had a three year stint working as a software engineer for Apple in Silicon Valley, which was ridden with Japanese cuisine, fog, spaceship-esque tech campuses, and Priuses. Most importantly, Matt now joins us here at SeatGeek as an iOS Engineer and he couldn’t be more excited (about working here and also finally having amazing pizza/bagels galore again).
Fun Facts:Matt was the 17th best high school chemist in New York State in 2009, Matt can play guitar, bass, and drums, but he can’t really sing, and Jonah Hill is the famous actor Matt’s been mistaken for the most (over 20 times now)
Michael is a Senior Infrastructure Engineer, which he understands is a reference to professional experience, and not his greying beard. He's a fan of bright colors, jukeboxes, 80s and 90s R&B, and analog user interfaces. Michael is probably most famous for the Thanksgiving turkey smoking broadcast he and his friends put together in the late 00s. He is a native of Oakland, CA, where he lives with his wife and twin daughters.
Favorite NBA Player::Draymond GreenBand He's Proudest to Have Heard "First"::ChromeoFun Fact That Makes People Say, "Oh, that makes sense!":Studied Theater in College (Reed)
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
Raj is a member of the SeatGeek Android team.
Ryan is a Frontend Engineer at SeatGeek. Prior to joining the team, Ryan graduated from Duke University and worked in ad tech, where he built creative tools for rich media ad building. When he's not working, he's either playing or watching sports, discovering new music, or feeding his minor addiction to Settlers of Catan.
Sam is a Software Engineer at SeatGeek. He joins the team straight from Middlebury College, where he captained the ultimate frisbee team and contributed to the eventual rise of our robot overlords by writing a mediocre crossword-solving AI for his senior thesis. He's still trying to figure out what adults do for fun other than cook and contemplate mortality.
Stock up:Grapefruit flavored thingsStock down:Grapefruits themselves
Sam is a Software Engineer here at SeatGeek. He comes to us from the great state of North Carolina where, just like Beyonce, his mom brought a wonderful set of twins into this world. While he doesn't claim to have any twin super powers (other than a secret twin language), he has impressed us with some amazing talents, like touching his tongue to his nose and tickling the (synthetic) ivories. When he's not showing off his many talents, you can find him climbing rocks, or trying to get caught up on Silicon Valley and Rick & Morty.
Favorite Food:Olives, cookies dipped in coffeeLast show he binge watched:Westworld
Scott is the first QA Analyst at SeatGeek. He previously worked at nonprofits, illustrated kids books and tested things at Meetup until it was time to fulfill his true destiny and join SeatGeek. At age 7, his hoop dreams ended after learning John Starks’ height.
Stacey is a Frontend Engineer at SeatGeek. She's one of the “remoters” of the Web team, working from Andela’s Nairobi, Kenya HQ. Prior to joining the team, Stacey graduated from the University of Shefffield, UK, with a degree in Electronic Engineering. When she is not working, she's either traveling, spending time with her nieces and nephews, learning about something new, or doing experimental cooking.
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
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-BullsFavorite Disney Movie:The Lion KingFavorite Cerveza:Tecate
Thomas is a Senior Software Engineer at SeatGeek. He hails from Seattle, where the Mariners maintain the longest playoff drought in baseball, not that he's bitter or anything. After attending NYU for computer science, he spent five years at healthcare startup Zocdoc before joining SeatGeek. Thomas spends 60% of his free time correcting people on the pronunciation of his last name (it's like the city Houston), and the other 40% correcting them on the spelling (it's not like the city Houston).
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, 140Favorite No-shame Guilty Pleasure:Avatar the Last Airbender
Vaibhav works on the engineering team at SeatGeek. Since starting programming at a ripe old age of 8, Vaibhav has been in love with what a computer can do and believes that continuing to write code is the best means to his transformation into a super villain and eventual world domination. Until that time, he hopes to contribute to the amazing product that is SeatGeek.
Favorite Villains:Gru, Darth VaderFavorite Sports Teams:Manchester United, NY Giants, Indian Cricket Team
Walther is a Senior Software Engineer at SeatGeek. He graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Honours degree in Computer Engineering. Now he works hard with the rest of the SeatGeek team to make the amazing things happen. He calls the beautiful country of South Africa his home, where he enjoys sunshine, beaches, mountains, and the best wine in the world! He also has a passion for open source, and is an active team member on the CakePHP project.
Winson is an Android Engineer at SeatGeek. With a strong interest in Android UI/UX design, he works to improve SeatGeeks's already awesome Android app. In his spare time, you can find him listening to instrumental and EDM music, tinkering with his desktop build, or gaming on said desktop.
Zack is an engineer at SeatGeek.
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 & SpearheadFavorite Card Game:Mafia
After pulling countless all-nighters in architecture / urban design, Belinda wised up and now helps make maps at SeatGeek. Although she still swoons over public space and cities, she’s even more enamored of the innovative and brilliant SG team! When not map making she’s either attempting to gracefully stand on her head, crawling around abandoned infrastructure, or planning a fix for some severe wanderlust all while grooving to some 90’s RnB.
Bo is a Product Analyst at SeatGeek. His interests include game shows, hip-hop, rosé, banh mi, and data visualizations of the conversion funnel. He’s SeatGeek’s sixth Dartmouth grad and first triplet. Bo tried and failed to care for a Bonsai tree last winter.
Favorite Things:Rihanna, NY Rangers, candlesLeast Favorite Things:Flat-Earthers
Byrne is an associate product manager at SeatGeek. His interests include photography, movies, pizza and squash (the sport, but also on pizzas). In college, he helped run a radio station where he was dismayed to learn of his meager listenership… he remains distrustful of analytics to this day. Byrne dreams of one day starting a budget airline and publishing a collection of essays.
Favorite effects:Ken Burns, network, Doppler, specialLeast favorite effects:greenhouse, bandwagon, butterfly
Cosmin is a graphic designer at SeatGeek, where he is responsible for the creation of beautiful seating maps. He completed his undergraduate degree in 2012, studying industrial, interior, and graphic design. His interests include photography and snowboarding, and though he is not a big sports fan, he has learned quite a lot about American sports from drawing maps!
Favorite Drink:CokeFavorite T-shirt:"Enjoy Coca-Cola"
Dallas is SeatGeek's Mobile Engineering Lead. He enjoys spending time enhancing Android UX, especially with animations and other whimsical doodads. Outside (and sometimes during) work he enjoys biking, hockey, foosball, photography and Oxford commas. Dallas only listens to singles.
Favorite Team:Philadelphia FlyersFavorite Food:PopcornFun Fact:Once won a year supply of m&m'sFavorite Band:Matt & KimFavorite Favorite:Favourite
Darius-George Copil is a graphic designer at SeatGeek, working on creating the most beautiful seating maps in the world. He completed his undergraduate studies in both graphic design and industrial design from the University of Visual-Arts of Oradea, Romania. He loves drawing traditionally and digitally, and his freelance work includes t-shirt design, mascots, character design, illustrations for animations, logo designs, etc. His family name – "Copil" – in Romanian means "kid", and you can imagine all the jokes he must have heard throughout his school years! P.S. His profile picture was taken in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in King's Landing, where the Game of Thrones series was filmed.
Favorite artists:J. C. Leyendecker, Franz Franzetta, Michelangelo, LeonardoFavorite writers:Arthur C. Clarke, Alastair Reynolds
Eli is an associate product manager at SeatGeek. He previously helped grow Scholly, a scholarship matching platform that was featured on Shark Tank. An Albuquerque, New Mexico native, he was somehow able to grow up without becoming a Cowboys, Broncos, or Cardinals fan. He's been in a constant losing battle with humidity since moving out East.
Likes:green chile, open space, Lebron James, the Moana soundtrackDislikes:snoozing alarms
Jack co-founded SeatGeek, where he currently focuses on Email and Slack Administration. Prior to SeatGeek he specialized in writing code for IE7 compatibility mode, a skill he is sad to observe is no longer valued in the job market. Jack studied math and econ at Dartmouth College, but also has a sensitive side.
Favorite Team:Everything from Cleveland
Least Favorite Athlete:Lebron James
Justin is a Product Designer at SeatGeek. He uses his design background to create beautiful UI/UX for SeatGeek’s web, mobile web, iOS and Android devices. Born, raised, and currently residing in Pittsburgh, PA, it’s safe to say Justin bleeds black and gold. Outside of work he enjoys watching just about any sport, binge watching Netflix and exercising (to balance out all the sitting).
Likes:Pittsburgh Steelers/Penguins/Pirates, coffee, gifsDislikes:The rest of the AFC North
Liz is a product manager here at SeatGeek. She works in the tech world now, but studied painting in college. Fun facts about Liz include: living in Japan for a year and a half and learning Japanese (at least enough to order food), traveling in a jump rope group as a kid (she could do push ups during double dutch), and being the captain of her college soccer team.
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 BelgradeFavorite Designer:Tim van DammeFavorite OS:Mac
Paula is the Director of Product Management at SeatGeek, where she plans to finally put her degree in Medieval history to good use. Previously she oversaw product development at 3D printing startup Normal, when she wasn't busy moderating their word of the day club.
Favorite Teams:Orioles, Mets, and every US Olympic team everFavorite Word:Eleemosynary
Steve is a Product Manager at SeatGeek. When he first joined as a Product Analyst he became SeatGeek's fourth Steve and fourth Dartmouth grad. A New Hampshire native, Steve enjoys hiking, traveling, and supporting Boston-area sports teams.
Adam is the newest member of the marketing team, joining in August 2015 to focus on the team's search engine marketing efforts. Before SeatGeek, Adam worked as an SEM analyst in the insurance lead generation space. Adam is originally from the Boston area and is an avid Boston sports fan, musician, and outdoorsman.
Favorite Pastime:Super Smash Bros on n64
Alex is the Director of Ticket Operations at SeatGeek. He graduated from Louisiana State University where he majored in Marketing. Prior to joining the team, Alex worked in the NBA and NFL for the New Orleans Pelicans/New Orleans Saints. Born and raised in New Orleans, Alex enjoys eating things most humans would not even consider (mainly boiled crawfish and fried alligator) and loves spending time with his wife Molly and daughter Paige.
Likes:Bourbon, Country Music, Veggie SticksDislikes:IPA's, Pineapple on Pizza, Veggie Straws
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, liverwurstDislikes:Sour cream, moths, Mumford & Sons
Anil is a member of the marketing team at SeatGeek and is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Outside of work, Anil spends his free time making music, taking photos, or trying to organize Strava running groups with any of his friend circles over three people. When he’s not trying to figure out which subway line is uptown or downtown, Anil is likely to be going through an existential crisis trying to decide whether or not to have that can of Coke in the office fridge.
Likes:Brackets, Budgets, Beer GardensDislikes:iPhone Gmail app, Things on r/mildlyinfuriating, Read Receipts
April is the Email Operations Manager at SeatGeek. She was born and raised in New York but started saying y'all after getting her undergrad degree at UNC Chapel Hill. April is a diehard Tarheel fan who has tried to erase all of April 2016 from her brain. She's a Dunkin addict who resorts to Starbucks when necessary and thinks the best movies were made in the 70s and 80s. A little girl with big glasses, she's never seen the top of anyone's head, but she hopes one day to know what tall people hide up there.
Favorite food:Anything with cheeseLoves:Emojis, Sephora, Throwback musicDislikes:Onions on her salad, Duke
Ben works on the marketing team. He joined SeatGeek in 2012 after some other jobs at other startups. 9 out of 10 employees at SeatGeek agree that working with Ben is “fine”.
Loves:The WireHates:Gilmore Girls
Campbell is on the marketing team at SeatGeek. Her interests include city cycling, humanely raised livestock, and late 90's country music. She's SeatGeek's third Dartmouth College graduate and first Oregonian. Campbell crochets well and cares for house plants poorly.
Likes:Dogs, cascade hops, morningsDislikes:Clutter, socks
Cassandra joins the marketing team as an influencer marketing coordinator, helping tap into diverse spheres of influence across social media to help spread the word about SeatGeek. When she’s not looking for the next #trending topic online, you’ll most likely find her running along the east river, scouting out the best coffee shops in the city, or at a dive bar trying new things on tap. After graduating from UVA in 2015 with a degree in Foreign Affairs and Anthropology, she moved to the East Village where she plans on staying for a while now that the guy at her local bodega remembers who she is.
Likes:Henrik Lundkvist (& the rest of the Rangers), Crunchy PB, Yelp reviewsEnemies:weekend subway service changes, slow walkers
Chris is a content analyst at SeatGeek. Before jumping into the tech world, Chris worked as the sports editor for a weekly newspaper in New Jersey, his first job after graduating from the University of Maryland. A fan of the New York Islanders, he was only 18 months old the last time they won a playoff series. Outside of work he likes to watch HGTV and read weather blogs.
Favorite Movie:Love ActuallyFavorite Sport:Hockey
Connor is an inventory manager 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 musicFavorite Athlete:Scrappy McScraperson aka Dustin Pedroia
Daniel comes from Canada, which is a very nice country. He enjoys taking midrange shots in basket-ball, using his forehand for 95% of tennis shots and talking about Vancouver. He was set on becoming a psychologist but then changed his mind in 4th year and pursued a Masters in Management from UBC instead, he's been working in some area of marketing ever since.
David is a Growth Manager on our Performance Marketing team and was the first Australian to join SeatGeek. He moved to New York from Sydney after completing a law degree he has never had to use. David manages SeatGeek's paid social team, helping to grow SeatGeek by flooding your news feed with ads for MLB tickets.
Favourite Sports Teams:The Bunnies, Swannies, Tahs, Sydney FC, Wallabies, Socceroos, Hockeyroos, Olyroos, Kangaroos, Boomers, Green Caps and the New York KnicksLeast Favourite American Cuisine:Outback SteakhouseFavourite spelling of "favorite":Favourite
Ella is an Oregonian who recently graduated from Brown University and is now part of the marketing team in NYC. Ella is good at crossword puzzles and board games. She is bad at tolerating caffeine and playing foosball (even though she already spent an entire summer training at SeatGeek as an intern). On the weekends you can probably find her at Trader Joe's.
Evan Jade Willey, who normally just goes by Ev, is the first and only girl on the Inventory Team at SeatGeek. Ev graduated from Wilkes University in 2016, with a degree in communication studies. When she's not chatting it up with ticket brokers she is probably sipping coffee with her face buried in a book while cuddling with her german shepherd King. Lastly, she's not like most girls she knows what she wants for dinner she's been thinking about it since lunch.
Likes:Derek Jeter (and the rest of the NY Yankees), photobooths, fluffy pillows
Gordon leads SeatGeek’s Inventory team, responsible for ensuring SeatGeek has many cheap and reliable tickets. Previously, he worked in Corporate Strategy at BlackRock and traded derivatives at UBS. Gordon attended Williams College, where he played on the Men’s Soccer team as an outside midfielder. Described in the media guide by his coach as “tall, rangy and fast,” Gordon would now describe himself as “tall.” He graduated Williams in 2011 with majors in Economics and French.
Favorite Sports Teams:Knicks, YankeesFavorite Musicians:Odesza, The Lumineers
Graeme is our Sr Graphic Designer. His work covers a wide range of character illustrations, lettering, icons, our subway ad campaigns, animations, and the occasional photo for our Instagram account @LifeatSeatGeek. Born and raised in rural Durham, UK, Graeme crossed the pond to NYC in search of creative satisfaction, smooth skate-able surfaces, and fine burritos.
Likes:Skateboarding, Hospital Records and a good cuppa teaDislikes:Seeded grapes, certain apps when they quit unexpectedly
Greg rejoined the workforce as a Director of Business Development at SeatGeek after two years of business school at Stanford. He is proudly the first Greg, the first MBA, the first St. Louisan, and the fifth Vanderbilt Commodore. Before business school, Greg spent four years at the NFL Players Association, where he worked on a variety of business initiatives, including unsuccessfully persuading several players that the Madden cover curse does not exist.
Half kiwi (New Zealander), half mule (Colby College), Ian possess uncanny versatility which he applies to marketing strategy at SeatGeek. In his prior life, Ian focused on sports marketing at Wasserman Media Group, where he helped bring San Francisco’s infamous Bay to Breakers to life. In his downtime, Ian leads the KD to DC movement and never says no to a croissant.
Top 3 Cereals Dead or Alive:Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Frosted Flakes, Honey Bunches of Oats
Jackson, a recent Amherst College grad, is the newest member of the SeatGeek Inventory team. Hailing all the way from Alaska, you can expect Jackson to be out of cell service on the weekends in search of the next place to hang his hammock. Aside from the world of ticket brokers, Jackson’s interests include golf, freshly cooked seafood, and the Boston Red Sox.
Jake is part of the SeatGeek Open team, where he focuses on business development and strategy efforts. He is a a proud Vanderbilt Commodore and probably the first person you've ever met from Delaware. As a ride-or-die Sixers fan, Jake can be found looking at 2020 NBA mock drafts in his free time (#TrustTheProcess). Prior to SeatGeek, Jake spent two years at KPMG where he did consulting things.
Fun fact:Once got paid to meet Taylor SwiftCoolest sports memory:2014 College World Series
Jeff is EVP of SG Open Partnerships, focusing on developing relationships with sports properties. Prior to joining SeatGeek, Jeff was a Vice President in Team Marketing & Business Operations at the NBA, and prior to that he’s worked for the Phoenix Suns. A Port Chester, NY native Jeff graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst with a degree in Sport Management in 2002 and was a 2013 Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management “Alumni on the Rise” award winner.
Loves:Spending time with his wife Laura and two daughters, Natalie and JoannaLikes:Binge watching Netflix and all things golf
Jenn champions all things marketing at SeatGeek. She comes by way of media background having spent her early career marketing celebrity and entertainment brands including Entertainment Weekly, InStyle and PEOPLE. If pressed, she will admit to keeping tabs on the latest celeb gossip. After a stint at fashion start up, Gwynnie Bee, Jenn joined SeatGeek with the mission of making the brand renown for it’s dedication to opening up the world of live events with technology driven solutions and a fan-focused approach. When not vigorously urging on the crack marketing team, Jenn wrangles three kids, a husband and a dog, requiring her to maintain light athletic ability in soccer, lacrosse, baseball, football, basketball, golf, skiing and frisbee.
Jeremy is an Influencer Marketing Coordinator here at SeatGeek. This means he gets to work with social media celebrities and use words like "dude" and "lit" in everyday professional conversations. When he’s not shortening the English language with various abbreviations and slang words, he’s probably at Chipotle or playing some type of obscure sport like disc golf (he plays regular sports too). Before his recent graduation from Ramapo College, Jeremy was an intern for the New York Jets, New Jersey Devils, and right here at SeatGeek!
Pet peeves:Local car dealership commercials and people who think a hotdog is a sandwichFavorite shows:Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, WestWorld
Jessica is a recent grad from UC Berkeley, where she studied mathematics and economics. The music video for Keak's "Super Hyphy" was filmed at her middle school, so you can be sure that she's a true Bay Area native. When not on a team mission to optimize CPIs and ROIs for SeatGeek, she's on a solo mission to eat at all of the pizzerias that NYC has to offer.
First live performer she's ever seen:Justin BieberLast live performer she'll ever see:Hopefully, not Justin Bieber
Jing is a member of SG marketing team. Fresh outta Dartmouth College, he enjoys NYC just as much as Hanover, NH. Prior to Dartmouth, he spent most of his life back in China, and is now most likely to be spotted at shops in SoHo and 400 Lafayette St. Jing loves dogs (and promises to work twice as hard if we ever have office dogs).
Favorite Player:D-WadePlaylists:Sing along with Indie Rock, Dance to House/ Rap MusicThings he hates, but probably should start doing:Cardio and keeping his sneakers white
Joe is joining the SeatGeek team as our Sponsorship Marketing Coordinator. A University of Virginia grad, Joe previously worked at Oracle and Justworks in account management. After spending time in San Diego and Boston, he now lives near Union Square in beautiful New York City. A native of Charlottesville, VA, Joe enjoys going to live shows, getting people to try Virginia craft beers, and Everton F.C. He plans to hike the entirety of the Appalachian Trail at some point down the line.
Favorite Bands:Real Estate, Deer Tick, Mac Demarco, PalaceDislikes:Liverpool, brunch culture
Lee is the Director of Commerce Partnerships for SeatGeek Open. Prior to SeatGeek, Lee was the Head of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at Breather.com where developed and implemented the company's B2B strategy and managed global key client relationships. Lee is an alum of Goldman Sachs where he spent 6 years in banking and client strategy before making the leap to startups. He graduated from Amherst College and was Pre-Med while majoring in Political Science. Lee is a board member at Youth Action International, a global humanitarian non-profit, a member of the Teach for America Young Professionals Committee and a 2010 Council of Urban Professionals Leadership Fellow.
Lydia is an Associate Client Manager at SeatGeek working with TopTix’s legacy clients. Originally from San Francisco, she’s spent the past few years in New York City trying to understand the concept of seasons. She once spent 6 months road tripping across the U.S., which sparked her almost unhealthy obsession with New Orleans. (Her other obsessions include crystals, plants and live music.)
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, BruinsInterests:Golf, skiing, running, biking
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 Account Manager at Seatgeek.
Favorite Restaurants in New York City:Cafe Habana, Wolfnights and Dinosaur BBQ
Mike is the Podcast and Radio Marketing Coordinator at SeatGeek. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Mike graduated from Boston College and is a proud New Englander. Before joining SeatGeek, he worked at NBA.com and EMC. Mike has seen every living member of Wu-Tang Clan in concert at least twice and spends his free time watching NBA League Pass, tinkering with something musical, or both at the same time. He could get his full name tattooed on his knuckles, but probably never will.
Favorite Foods:Smartfood, chicken salad, mushrooms, grapes (in that order)
Nandita sits on the Marketing team, focusing on SeatGeek Enterprise. She's spent her career in marketing and account management at technology companies in New York City. A proud Houstonian (go Astros!), Tufts grad (go Jumbos!) and current Brooklynite (go Nets!), she can usually be found making queso for friends, planning her next trip and/or trying to eat all the best sandwiches in NYC.
Nate joins SeatGeek as the 8th man on the SG basketball team, and also serves as a Content Analyst in between games. He uses SeatGeek’s rich ticketing data to craft and tell stories around the biggest events in sports and music. Prior to SeatGeek, Nate worked at a startup in Ohio as a Venture for America Fellow and studied journalism at Northwestern.
Likes:Oatmeal, Seinfeld, the New York Mets
Dislike:the trivia question “What Division I school is the only member of a power conference to have never made the NCAA tournament?"
Nick is a Marketing Coordinator at SeatGeek and recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Nick is an avid Eagles fan and believes it's impossible to find a good cheesesteak outside of Philly. When not at work, Nick can be found playing pickup basketball, managing his SeatGeek fantasy football team, and watching TV. His current shows include Empire, the Flash, and Bob’s Burgers.
Favorite Saying:"Ball is life"Favorite Eagle's Game:December 19th, 2010 Eagles vs. Giants
Oliver is an associate client manager for SeatGeek Open. Outside of the office you can easily spot him playing pick up basketball due to his unorthodox jump shot (think Shawn Marion). He is a diehard Mets, Giants, Knicks and Kansas Jayhawks fan. Oliver graduated from Cornell University and previously worked at UBS in its investment banking division.
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.
Sarah sits on the brand marketing team, and heads up our sponsorship efforts and SGO client marketing. When she's not getting approvals to use Club marks, Sarah enjoys watching her terrible sports teams, finding new donut places, and traveling to random US cities. Sarah comes from the west-coast-best-coast, and believes her constant sneezing is a reaction to bad east coast weather.
Likes:Leftover Thai food for breakfast, hiking and punsDislikes:Cucumbers, fantasy football and when conference room chairs aren’t pushed inLikes & Dislikes:Cal Bears football, St. Louis Rams
Sarah works on CRM Strategy at SeatGeek. She loves cats and dogs, spreadsheets, inclement weather, and dairy products. She is a proud Midwesterner and a Brooklyn snob.
Favorite beverages:medium roast coffee, downeast cider, seltzer, emergen-cLeast favorite beverages:plain old water
Shoji is on the marketing team at SeatGeek and is pretty sure he’s the company’s first Shoji. He spent the past few years in SF and moved back to NYC just in time for the winter cold. Shoji started his career in finance and consulting before joining the startup world. He studied engineering and business at the University of Pennsylvania, and liked it there enough to go back for his MBA. Shoji loves traveling (he’s been to all 7 continents), staying active (running, basketball, skiing) and cheering on LA sports teams (go Lakers!).
Sid is on the Performance Marketing team. A Chicagoland native, Sid was raised on Jordan highlights, Cubs lowlights and correctly made hot dogs. The latest member of SeatGeek’s Dartmouth crew, he spent a few years after college working in finance consulting and social media marketing in Boston before moving to NYC to join the team. In his free time you’ll find Sid closely following #NBATwitter and finding new foods to try with peanut butter.
Steve works on CRM and is officially the fifth “Steve” at SeatGeek. Prior to joining SeatGeek he worked on marketing at Sports Illustrated, so his wardrobe mainly consists of SeatGeek shirts and Sports Illustrated jackets. Steve graduated from Villanova University, and would like to remind you that they are the reigning NCAA Basketball champs!
Tim McCarthy is the Creative Director at SeatGeek. He is a tortured New York Knicks fan that loves Nike Air Max sneakers, the Hartford Whalers logo and rooting for underdogs. His first concert was Hootie & The Blowfish where he hopped the fence to get front row. And it was totally worth it.
Ady's starting her 5th decade and married to Eyal Menachem (working together in support team since the year of 2000) with 3 children, 2 girls 1 boy. Working in high-tech for her family and art for the soul, together she manages to live her life in harmony. She does support for SeatGeek Enterprise's Israeli market. Her favorite meal is fries and least favorite is fish.
As a member of the Helpdesk and Implementations Team, Ajeet contributes to the smooth running of operations for all clients. When he isn’t at his desk he can be found unwittingly breaking motorcycles in his dad’s garage, or falling off them. Likes: tactful and tasteful passive-aggressive writing, barbecues. Dislikes: typing in the 3rd person, cleaning barbecues.
Alex was born in Uzbekistan and moved to Israel in 1991. Fun fact about Alex: When he first started working at TopTix, Zvi, who hired him, knew he didn’t have programming skills.
Alexey was born in Siberia (Russia) and raised in Yaroslavl (near Moscow). He moved alone to Israel at the age of 17 and studied programming in Technion (Haifa). He's married with 3 kids. He likes Russian rock, playing table tennis, riding mountain bikes and loves nature trips with his family and friends.
Alistair is the Consultation and Engagement Manager in the UK Office. Having spent all his life working in theatre both on the stage and then in the office Alistair made the jump working with clients using SRO ensuring they get the most from the system and press the right buttons. Based in Manchester, in the north of England, Alistair spends most of his time avoiding the rain.
Almog is married with two boys and a girl. A football (soccer) fan since he can remember himself with seasonal tickets to Maccabi Haifa FC. He's in favor of beach and sun vacations and quit smoking more than a year ago, hopefully for good! He started at Toptix while graduating college and has lead eSRO team since 2011. Almog's fun fact: A 12-ounce serving of Guinness sets you back 125 calories—just 15 more than the same serving of Bud Light.
Andrew joined TopTix Sport as a Support Analyst in 2016 and leads the UK Sport Support Desk function. Prior to joining TopTix Sport Andrew worked for British Airways as a Support Desk team leader.
Fun fact:Andrew has different colored eyes--one green and one blue!
Anja is our one and only finance colleague at ESB.TSB with focus on the standardization of administrative processes. She joined the team right after her graduation from the University of Applied Sciences. Colleagues describe her as a hard worker, however, on the weekends she enjoys laying on the couch and watch series. Apart from this, she also likes to play badminton and walking down the beautiful streets in Amsterdam.
Arkady is married with two children - boy and girl and lives in Karmiel. His favorite dish is steak, but his worst is pasta. He also enjoys a cafe "americano".
Aurora is part of the Helpdesk & Implementations Team. She was born in Leeds but calls London her home. She excels at carrying a full cup of tea without spilling it, and keeping a straight face while eating very spicy food. Outside of the office, Aurora is usually carving the streets on her longboard and taking photos with her bulky film cameras.
Basem is married with two boys and two girls. He's a software engineer. Every night, he walks on the treadmill for 1 hour and watches T.V. He likes to watch SCI-FI movies & documentaries about science, history & nature and loves steak.
Boetie is the Office Manager at ESB.TSB. Making appointments is her top priority. She enjoys listening to live music in one of Amsterdam’s many stages and she loves to go to music festivals with friends. She just bought her first real house with her boyfriend especially for the garden. Now she can barbecue whenever she wants. Her first pets are a couple of swallows who created a nest under the roof and probably a cat will soon follow (don't worry, the swallows are at a safe height!).
Brian is the Product Manager for SeatGeek Enterprise's SRO solution. When he is not diving into feature requests, gap analysis and aligning our products to this crazy world, Brian likes to spend time chasing his 2 kids around, feeding the 'pet' deer off his back porch, and trying to fit in some TV time to catch up on the latest USC Game (Go Gamecocks) or watching NASCAR.
Caitlyn grew up in the Midwest before gradually finding her way down to Charleston as part of the Implementations team. Stops on the route included college in the frozen tundra and working for various box offices in Hotlanta. When she’s not wrapped up in her work blanket, you can find her enjoying live music, traversing the great outdoors (SPF 70 on of course), planning her next adventure, or frequenting the local coffee shops. Caitlyn is a proud supporter of the campaign for an office pet Sloth.
Coda is an Implementations Specialist. He enjoys college football (Go Jackets!), live music events, and globetrotting in search of the next great restaurant.
David is married with 3 kids. He has a black belt in AikiJutsu (and has a video!), studied Psychology and Education in Haifa University (BA) and years later also studied programming until he found myself in QA. He loves nature – especially mountains and woods – he lives right in front of the entrance of a small nature reserve at the peak of Mount Jonah in Nazareth. He also loves dogs. At SeatGeek Enterprise, he is part of the QA team. He loves his work and feels strongly part of a creation process all the time, which is thrilling. Sadly, people tell David his jokes aren't funny.
David joined TopTix Sport in early 2017 as Project Implementation Consultant having spent 5 years working with TopTix client Derby County Football Club. David is a keen Football fan supporting Derby County Football Club and likes to keep fit in the gym. He's been told by a number of people that he has a lookalike in Craig Dawson, who currently plays for a TopTix Sport client, West Bromwich Albion FC.
Deborah offers SRO support & services for Dutch and Belgian customers (B2B). She was always involved in the Amsterdam cultural scene, once as an SRO-user in an Amsterdam theatre, now from the opposite perspective as an SRO-Supplier. She was born and raised in a multi-cultural background in Amsterdam, studied here and has been living here forever. And she doesn't plan on leaving either. Walking around the office with sometimes some of those 'Yiddishe Mamme' aspects she definitely has. She loves music of almost any genre or style, as long as it is performed live. Another favorite is good food, but she is often late for dinner at home with her family (1 husband, 3 kids, 1 kitten).
Desirée de Koning
Her nickname says it all: Boss D: Responsible for most of the stuff that happens in the SeatGeek Enterprise Netherlands office. Desirée started working as a programmer long ago and entered the ticketing business in 1993, writing scripts & small programs and doing technical support. She loves sending virtual invoices to everyone, every day, every hour for everything! She's a frequent visitor of Concertgebouw, a social animal both on Facebook and IRL, loves going to Iran, Israel, NY and odd places, wearing red wigs.
Didi has a wife and two kids: a boy and a girl. Among his hobbies are: playing instruments (guitar, organ, recorder), aviation and virtual flight simulators (FSX), driving (cars and bikes), swimming, teaching math, cooking and baking for my family, traveling, reading, learning languages, making and eating chocolate and more. He volunteers in a dog's shelter and recently adopted a Canaan Dogas as a family member. He loves sports, especially soccer and basketball and is a Bulls fan since late 1980's when he first made acquaintance with the NBA league and GOD (Michael Jordan).
Before moving to Australia, Dima worked in the Israel office, where he joined the eSRO team in 2004. Enjoys coding, making, hacking and spending time with his wife and two kids.
Elad loves the beach and usually picks his vacation destinations accordingly (his Thailand & Philippines photos should confirm). He also likes swimming, cycling, playing his piano & watching movies & TV series – trashy ones also. He joined TopTix support team in 2014 as an implementation analyst for the local Israeli market.
Fun fact:If you read the number 7109179 from right to left on a calculator, you get the word PROFESSOR in Hebrew. Don't ask him how he knows...
Eli grew up in a big family and found how fun it is so decided to have a big family as well. While he had 5 kids, he started Toptix and became too busy to have more. But no worries–feels that after the 5 he had to grow more 50 which I find as a real fun.(Not sure the kids feel the same). He loves the sun and the nature which make Israel the ideal place for him. Eli loves singing in nature when no one can hear him. He also loves Indian food, but there's no food he doesn't like.
Elir is married with 3 (male) ninjas whom he loves to death. He likes baking pies and making sushi. He's a hardcore beach person and would never be more than a few feet away if he could. (Has not given up yet.) He's a bookworm and big fan of Sci-Fi. He's continuously on the move and likes to know everything but details and repetition bore him. He's been leading professional services since 2010 and having a blast. His favorite drinks include: red wine and cappucino. His favorite dish is crab cake burgers, but doesn't like tongue tacos. If Pinocchio said the statement "My nose will grow now" it would cause a paradox.
Eric is married with 5 beautiful children aged from 3 to 11. He rides a yellow motorbike and loves to spend time home with his family. He started at Toptix as a support team member and today manages the team. He has been a professional dancer at The Kibbuz Contemporary Dance Company for 7.5 years. He loves homemade pizza, but isn't a fan of liver.
Eyal is happily married with 3 Kids: 2 Boys and 1 Girl that he loves so much. He has a twin brother that looks exactly like him, so people have been confusing them since he can remember until today! His hobbies include: playing semi-professional table tennis as part of a team and with his twin, loves swimming and going to the beach for relaxing. He's a big fan of his soccer team -"Maccabi Haifa", so he loves watching the seasonal games in their new stadium.
Françoise is SRO senior project manager at SeatGeek Enterprise Netherlands office. Born in Antwerp and raised in The Hague where she graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts as a graphic and typographic designer. Travelling a lot for work, she specialized in secretly taking pictures of fellow commuters and sharing their strange habits in social media expecting one day to get arrested after being caught in the act.
Favorite animals:her twinsFavorite music:Electronic
Fred is our SRO Support & Service Specialist from Breda, a city in the southern part of The Netherlands. Every day he travels by train to the office in Amsterdam. With more than 10 years of experience in Soccer Ticketing at NAC Breda (also known as 'the Pearl of the South') and KNVB (National Soccer Union), his first task together with the team was implementing SRO4 at 30 Soccer Clubs in half a year. Fred is a real music lover so in his free time he likes to go to concerts, 80's parties, music quizzes or he's busy being a DJ (specialized in 80's music) on a local radio station. He also likes to watch a soccer match (of course) or he likes to search for 'treasures' when he's busy with Geocaching. Never a dull moment with Fred.
Gil is married with 3 kids and born and raised in Jerusalem. Except for programming, he loves sci-fi and takes interest in space exploration, astronomy, photography, and cooking – but mostly, he loves taking nature trips with his family. He started programming at the age 12 and got his Computer science degree in 1997. He joined Toptix in 2014. He loves pasta but hates overcooked pasta.
Fun fact:He can wiggle his ears (a skill he shares with Barack Obama!)
Hai started working at Toptix in 2002 after working several years at a bank as mortgage broker. He's part of the QA team. He loves football. His favorite local team is Maccabi Haifa (and Barcelona). He loves to spend time with his family and thinks it is the best part of his life. He also appreciates sophisticated jokes and wishes one day to write funny skits.
Hananya is the youngest developer at SeatGeek Enterprise Israel. He loves to do many things, but with family and work, can't find time to do them, except cooking. At SGE, he does different development jobs, in particular, customizations and web development.
Harold van der Meer
Harold van der Meer wishes he was born in the sixties so he could join The Beatles. But working with SRO is second best for him. He works as the SRO Support Manager at the SeatGeek Enterprise office in Amsterdam, facing questions and issues that customers have daily. But nothing better than playing with SRO trying to solve those issues and answer those questions. And he plays the bass as well. Not bad.
As Founder/Managing Director of TicketServ, Ian has built the Asia pacific business from scratch. He has worked with many leading arts venues, entertainment, sports and corporate clients in Asia/China, Australia/New Zealand, UK/Europe including the Sydney Olympic Games and Guangzhou Asia Games. Outside of work is family, motor sport and charity work.
Ian is a Technical Engineer who is remotely based working in Hertfordshire. He works on a range of different technical tasks, but mainly data conversions. Outside of work Ian can usually be found performing on the stage or walking around the golf course.
Ilanit is the mother of two amazing, very smart and very talented teenagers and happily married for 25 years (she was the one who proposed). Her weeks belong to SeatGeek. Her weekends belong to her family. On weekends, she loves working in the garden, loves dancing Israeli folk dances, loves cooking, but mostly loves sleeping late. She also loves Algerian food especially couscous.
Itamar Ben Ezra
Itamar is married with 4 beautiful boys. He dreams of working on a creative team one day and scoring a lot of goals while playing soccer. He's very sarcastic and uses it in different life events, spends a lot of time at the beach with his boys. He's never gotten to learn how to ride bicycles, but he has a driving license so he manages. At SeatGeek, he does different development and management roles including coordination with other teams.
Jacob's worked for 8 years at SeatGeek Enterprise (formerly TopTix) and 7 years on the professional services team. He's been married almost 4 years. He's also a Software Developer. He plays basketball to be in shape and plays keyboard instruments in the spare time.
Before joining the Projects team at the UK office Jade worked in professional services and has a background in heritage and tourism, including several years spent freelancing leading historical walking tours. Her claim to fame is that she once appeared on a BBC television programme providing a history of the Covent Garden area.
James joined as Senior Project Manager in 2014 and has since taken up the role of Head of Professional services as we expand the team. James is a product specialist with the SRO software and splits his role between planning and scheduling project resources across the UK Sport team and delivering major client projects as lead Project Manager. Fun fact about James: He built the house he lives in – After 13 years maybe it’s time to build a new one.
Jamie is Business Development Director in the UK for Heritage and Visitor Attractions. He has spent a lot of time ticketing festivals in Edinburgh, and can therefore speak Scottish like a native. For some reason he is a qualified Marine Biologist AND a qualified Financial Advisor.
From a distant past in venues and live event production, Jez was there from the first appearance of SRO in the UK, and continues to do whatever it is he does with servers and databases and the like. Based in Manchester (in the UK), he enjoys spelling colour with a u in it, and disputes the myth that it rains more there than anywhere else.
John joined TopTix Sport as Project Implementation Consultant during 2015 and has quickly established himself as an SRO product specialist across the product range. Prior to joining TopTix Sport John worked for a large software house in London for 14 years and his roles ranged from CRM project manager, Technical Support Analyst and Support Desk Leader. For his sins, John supports Middlesbrough Football club who he is determined to see move from Ticketmaster to SRO! Fun fact about John: He's a “Self proclaimed Karaoke King”!
Ken serves as Business Development Director for TopTix UK. He has 30 years experience within the ticketing industry covering aspects such as Head of Ticketing for two large West End groups of theatres, Box Office Management, ticketing systems sales, implementations and training. Ken is originally from Salford (The capital city of Manchester) lives by sea in Brighton and is a joint owner of Football Club United of Manchester and thinks there is no such thing as soccer...it's called football.
Kimberley is a Consultant Trainer at Toptix UK. She was born and raised in Amsterdam, where she studied English Literature and worked for the world-famous Concertgebouw, before moving to London. She is a lover of music, theatre, pizza, and coffee. When she's not at work you can find her at her favourite coffee shop reading and people watching.
Lena was born in the USSR, in Kiev (now capital of Ukraine), and moved to Israel in 1991. She started studying in Kiev and continued in Israel. She's a software engineer with 20 years of experience. She's married and has 2 wonderful suns, 22 years old and 14 years old. She likes to travel with her wonderful family and enjoys all kinds of food except milk chocolate and anything spicy.
Lyndon started his career in venues/ticketing in 1999 as an Usher at Theatre Royal, Hobart (Australia’s Oldest Working Theatre) whilst finishing University. Having worked with the TicketServ team to bring SRO into the Theatre and realizing the potential of the system, Lyndon joined SeatGeek Enterprise Australia to work in a Support role.
Maor is an Implementation Engineer in the SeatGeek Enterprise Israel office. He graduated with a BSc in Information Systems Engineering at Ben -Gurion University. He's a huge football (soccer) fan, and enjoys traveling, scuba diving and snowboarding.
Marit is our product specialist, she loves SRO. New features and improvements make her smile. She used to work with SRO at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, but is now after 7 years fully integrated at SeatGeek Enterprise Netherlands office. In her personal life, Marit doesn't shy away from a challenge; in 2018 she will cross the English Channel in a team of 4 swimmers. Favorite plant: all bryophytes, favorite animal: cats.
Meira is a software engineer, technical writer, a designer, and a stained -glass artist. She's been married twice and has two children and two grandchildren. A typical Gemini, she reads tons of books and always has several projects planned ahead, just to make sure she never gets bored. She loves Pad thai, but isn't a fan of pizza.
Fun fact:Meira speaks Hungarian.
Mukesh Kumar is a Helpdesk Analyst and has been with Toptix UK for over two years. Before joining TopTix UK, Mukesh worked at the John Lewis Partnership in IT Support. Mukesh enjoys spending his time trying new cuisines and is a big fan of K-Movies and K-Food.
Natalie was born in Ukraine and moved to Israel in 1993. Today she lives in Kiryat Motzkin. She has a dog named Rich. He is very spoiled. She likes to read books and watches action movies. Sometimes she sees a football (no group from Israel), but most of all she likes to sleep.
Favorite food:McDonald'sFun fact:She collects stuffed dolls.
Nicholas works in the helpdesk and implementations team, enjoying solving customers problems and learning how they use the system. He has been focusing on the web side of the system and helps modify eSRO to integrate with client’s websites. Nicholas enjoys sports, coding and problem solving.
Nick is a software engineer with 20-years experience and Toptix/SeatGeek is only his second place of work. He's married and has 3 wonderful children: 6 year old boy and 3 year old twin girls. He likes to practice in certain kinds of sport, namely running and biking but doesn't like football or soccer. He likes hiking very much and does a lot of nature visiting with his kids
Ofer was born and raised in a suburb of Haifa and got his B.S. in Information systems in the Technion. He's married with 3 kids. He joined Toptix in 2012 as a contractor then joined as an employee in 2013. He practiced piano for 9 years as a kid. Then moved to computer keyboard and most of his piano skills are down the drains.
Ohad was born in Safed, but has lived in Karmiel ever since. He has his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in software engineering. He's trying to grow a beard and loves anything edible.
Paul likes agriculture and loves to work in the vineyard and hear the wild birds' singing. He's family oriented and he deals with numbers. Paul likes filled Sardine fish, but not eggplant. Paul says, "Cheers to lovers of Israeli wine."
Paul joined TopTix Sport in early 2017 as Project Implementation Consultant and has quickly settled into the team, taking responsibility for a range of key project tasks across multiple clients. Paul is a keen Football fan supporting Newcastle United Football Club as a Season Ticket holder and also plays Golf whenever he has a spare 5 hours! Paul is one of the few Englishmen to lift the FIFA World Cup Trophy.
Pavel is a family guy with 2 boys and one baby girl. He's a fan of FC Barcelona and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Trying to keep himself in good shape, he plays soccer (at SeatGeek) and jogs at least twice a week. He has been in TopTix more than 14 years. Pavel is left handed, but wrote his bio with his right hand. He enjoys steak and barbecue, but you won't find him eating cauliflower.
A member of the team since 2010, Peter has much experience in the needs and requirements for venues having been involved in ticketing since the 1990s. Trained as a professional musician, he has performed in venues from Moscow to Tiberias (Israel) and London to Sydney. UK by birth, and living in Australia, he actually considers himself to be a New Zealander.
Peter Joyce is the Managing Director of TopTix Sport in the UK and has over 20 years of leadership experience in the sports ticketing industry. Peter launched TopTix Sport UK in late 2011 with the objective to establish TopTix Sport as a leading supplier of Ticketing and Customer Profiling solutions to the UK Sports market servicing Football, Rugby and other sports. Peter leads all new business sales activity surrounding SRO in UK Sport. Peter's run 8 half marathons, but never a marathon.
Before joining the support team in Asia Pacific, Phillip worked in the theatre industry in Victoria, Australia across many areas of operations including box office, technical, functions and general administration. When not working Phillip can probably be found at a committee meeting somewhere or away relaxing on his house boat at Lake Eildon.
Rhys is the UK Helpdesk & Implementations Manager and has worked with the SRO product (in its various forms) for the past 10 years. Prior to joining, he has worked on IT helpdesks in various industries since 2001. Outside of work, Rhys enjoys travelling, watching sports, running and music, both listening/watching live and playing one of his several guitars (badly).
Originally hailing from The Land of Oz (California), Rick focuses his decades (ouch!) of operational leadership towards unifying our global processes, systems and methodologies. An avid cyclist and occasional runner, Rick spends most weekends on the beach in Florida, enjoying sun, sand, and waves.
Rob has worked with SRO since 2003, as Systems Manager for a customer and then joining the team in 2008 as a Technical Consultant, before becoming Operations Director in 2012. Rob is a keen cook and enjoys hosting BBQs and dinner parties as well going out to play. He also enjoys theatre of all genres, going to foodie events and escaping to the country or coast when he can.
Ron is married with three amazing boys. A soccer freak and a big fan of Beitar Jerusalem FC, he's almost vegan and eats only kosher food. He loves pizza and fruit smoothies, but isn't a fan of mayonnaise. Ron's favorite game is known as soccer in the United States, but the sport is known as football elsewhere. The game’s original name was actually basket-ball because the first goals were overturned wicker baskets!
Ronen was born and raised in Karmiel and been in love with computers since age 5. He loves traveling around Israel and the world, cooking, photography, listening to and playing music (guitar). Ronen joined TopTix in 2014, 2 weeks after finishing college. He loves pepperoni pizza, but not p'tcha (google it). Fun fact about Ronen: He writes with his right hand, but kicks with his left.
A Shanghainese who has studied and worked in Australia since 2010. Joined the Australia office in 2015 as a fresh university graduate, working in areas including user support, front-end web dev and SRO software deployment, upgrading and hosting. Have a variety of interests like sports (football in particular), fishing, politics and the list goes on.
Saif is married with one amazing son. He loves camping and cycling and enjoys DIY woodworking. He graduated with B.Sc Software Engineering at Ort Braude college of engineering. He enjoys steak or labneh (a yogurt) with watermelon and green olives.
Shaun is part of the Helpdesk and Implementation Team in the UK Office. His role consists of frequently supplying his colleagues with cups of tea and ensuring all customers using the SRO system are happy and get the support they need. His three main passions are music, traveling and the mighty Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
Shay's starting his 15th year with the company and is married with 3 children. He's soon to be a coffee addict which doesn’t do so good to his already feverish work conduct. He enjoys Ja'hnoon, but no gefilte fish for him. Fun fact: Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.
Shimon has been a database administrator at Toptix (now SeatGeek Enterprise) since 2013. He's married with 3 children, a dog, a beetle and a bee in his bonnet. He likes gadgets, sport, cooking and play guitar. He enjoys beer and barbecue. Fun fact about Shimon: he drove a Volkswagon beetle in 1974.
Shosh is married and lucky to have 5 amazing kids, 4 girls and one boy. She enjoys cooking and baking for her family. She likes to play organ in her free time (which is very small). She and her family used to hike all over Israel every opportunity they had. They go to museums but our favorite trips are mountains and rivers. Shosh loves fries, but not hot dogs.
Smadar is married and has three children therefore she does not have "free time". She love dogs, and has 3 at home. She likes to solve puzzles and hates that they are revealed to her before she solve them. She collects turtle idols and has more than 100 in home. She has her BSC in computer science and has worked at Toptix (now SeatGeek Enterprise) for the last 12 years on the QA Team. She enjoys shrimp with blue cheese sauce. Fun fact: It is possible to write her 3 kids names (Yuval,Lian,Noam) joined as one word YuvaLiaNoam.
Stuart joined TopTix Sport during 2012 as Technical Director and has led a broad range of technical projects as the UK Sports operation has expanded. Prior to joining TopTix Sport Stuart led the development team at Computer Software Group and has over 18 years experience working within a software house supplying solutions to Sports clients. Stuart likes the outdoors and regularly takes part in obstacle course events over many miles. If you can’t reach Stuart on his mobile he is probably scaling a mountain of some description! He once sledged down an active volcano in Argentina.
Originally from Jerusalem, Tal is the second sister between two brothers. Now she lives in Amirima: a beautiful village near Karmiel with her fiancée. In Jerusalem, she was a Toptix customer for 6 years, and now she supports customers from all over Israel.
Yael is married with two kids. She started her work at Toptix as the support secretary but during her job learned the system almost by herself and slightly started to support and answer clients’ questions and problems. Recently she joined UK team. Fun fact about Yael: In 1998, she won 3rd place in the Israel Ballroom Dancing Championship.
Yoni is married with two girls. Born and raised in Nahariya (a beautiful northern city located near the Lebanese border), he loves scuba diving and watching movies but mostly loves taking nature trips with his family and friends. He started at TopTix after graduating college as a support team member, then became the support team leader. In 2013, Yoni started managing the IT stuff.
Totally crazy for computers since age of 10, Zvika used punched cards for mainframe and machine language for Commodore 64 - because "Basic" is for the weak. Since then he earned a B.S. in computer engineering, M.S. in Computer Science, and (recently) a B.A. in History. No wonder his kids call me "Wikipedia". A living proof that a Trekkie can also be Browncoat, he's an avid Sci-Fi fan, a models and robots builder, and a history buff.
Alex is a Recruiter on the People Ops team. She hails from Northern Virginia, but has called New York home for the past five years. A UK grad, Alex spends her weekends cheering on the wildcats, spending time with her (very poorly behaved) cat Charlie, and exploring all NYC has to offer!
Amelia is a Senior Accounting Manager on the talented Finance team. She moved to New York after graduating from SMU in Dallas, TX and worked in banking and advertising before finding a home at SeatGeek. She hails from the U.K. but grew up in Oklahoma so you may find her sipping a cuppa while wearing cowboy boots. When she's not counting things she enjoys going to concerts and music festivals and rooting for her beloved Houston Texans, SMU Mustangs, and OKC Thunder.
Favorite foods:Eggs, avocados, chips & quesoLeast favorite food:Cilantro
Angela is SeatGeek's Chief of Staff, a role that (fortunately) looks nothing like Kevin Spacey's in House of Cards. Previously, she worked in Consulting at Bain & Co and Strategy at Red Bull, where she acquired a 3-a-day Red Bull habit. She spends her free time collecting passport stamps and is currently in search of a decent Acai bowl in New York City. Angela graduated from Stanford with a degree in Economics and has an MBA from INSEAD.
Bec is the proud owner of a 10-year old gray shorthair with a sensitive side, too many books to count, and an Allen Iverson jersey. She studied creative writing in poetry during college and will usually refrain from sending emails in iambic pentameter. When not discovering New York for the first time as a new resident, Bec can be found building all things sales ops at Seatgeek, and occasionally making slides.
Becca is a Senior Accounting Manager at SeatGeek and subsequently doubled the size of the Finance team upon her arrival. A transplant from the City of Brotherly Love, Becca has learned to live with the hardships that come with being a Philadelphia fan in NYC. Before SeatGeek Becca worked at Tough Mudder and KPMG. She enjoys seeing live music (usually in a warehouse somewhere in Brooklyn) and going to the park with her dog Bentley.
Likes:Techno and T Swift....especially 1989Dislikes:Red meat cooked above medium rare
When he’s not fighting fraud with the indubitable payment and risk team, Ben spends his time writing plays and screenplays. He’s from the Bronx and lives across the street from a giant cemetery that has raccoons and packs of velociraptor-like wild turkeys wandering freely.
Brad counts stuff as part of the finance team at SeatGeek. He is also a native of New Hampshire, and thus enjoys the simple things most New Englanders do: maple syrup, cool weather, wood fireplaces, Tommy Brady, the Sawx and C’s, awesome state mottos and chowdah. He is less fond of all unfounded allegations against the Pats. While not counting things for SeatGeek, he can be found training his
two three children on the evils of New York sports, and working on his house with his amazingly talented (and tolerant) wife Lisa. Somewhere in between growing up in New Hampshire and now working at SeatGeek, Brad found himself at school at James Madison University and at work in various jobs in the sports and tech sectors, most recently joining SeatGeek from Spotify.
Favorite sports moment:Toss up between Sawx '04 World Series Win and Pizzagate of 2007Favorite TV Show:Cheers
Brooke is the General Counsel at SeatGeek, generally providing counsel where it’s needed. When not advising some of the brightest minds in tech, she likes to cheer (and by that we mean scream) on her beloved NY Rangers, ride her bike, and occasionally hit the heavy bag. She also likes to tell silly jokes, attempting to show that lawyers can be funny.
Doug holds the rare merit badge for having worked for all the major ticketing companies in North America. The main privilege of this accomplishment is possession of a complete set of cheap plastic souvenir pens from all the major ticketing companies in North America. With an oddly eclectic taste in music and being an expert at choosing to support sports teams with spectacularly losing records, he spends most of his time traveling with his wife seeking the meaning of life in bars and restaurants of questionable distinction.
Elizabeth lives in Brooklyn by way of St. Louis, and remains part of Cardinal Nation. She is the recruiting coordinator at SeatGeek, and in the past worked on donor and customer relations in both the non-profit and for profit sectors. When she's not working, you may find her playing piano, smiling at dogs in the street, or locating fish tacos.
Likes:Monogrammed things, road trips, chocolate covered strawberriesDislikes:Beets, winter, being sticky
Erin is a part of SG's wonderfully awesome Ops Team as an Office Coordinator. Outside of planning super fun events and making SeatGeek the best place to work, she spends a lot of her time in Brooklyn with her boyfriend and adorable dog. She has also run away part-time with the circus performing on trapeze, in hopes of creating a SeatGeek Circus troupe.
Favorite Food:TacosStagename:E on Trapeze!
Erin is an Office Coordinator at SeatGeek's "Wild West" Portland location. She moved out west from North Carolina by way of the Oregon Trail, and survived by not fording the river and avoiding dysentery. She's a lover of musicals, film noir, and her cat Stevie. Not to be confused with New York Erin.
Favorite Musicals:Rent!, Funny Girl, Sound of MusicFavorite B Things:Beets, Bears, Battlestar Galactica...and the Bourne Trilogy
Frank grew up on a tiny island in the Bronx called City Island. He spent three years in San Francisco in his mid-twenties working for various startups. When Frank isn't recruiting engineers and product managers, he can be found playing golf, enjoying IPAs, watching the ball game, and enjoying time with his wonderful wife.
Jamie is the Director of Talent Acquisition at SeatGeek where she helps great people build even greater teams. A Vanderbilt Commodore and a die-hard Broncos fan, her most fond memories are almost all sports related (even if the Commodores biggest claim to fame is Jay Cutler). Outside of watching sports, Jamie loves skiing, finding new favorite cheeses, and enjoying a nice glass of rosé on a warm day.
Favorite Sports Moments:Superbowl 50, SEC Basketball Championship 2012Dislikes:Oakland Raiders, Humidity
Jess is the HR Coordinator at SeatGeek. Prior to landing here she worked in HR at the housewares company OXO. A native of Asheville, NC, she considers herself a sweet tea, deviled-egg and biscuit snob. 95% of the time you'll find her watching Criminal Minds and SVU with her pups Alfredo and Loretta; the other 5% of the time she's either at a concert or finding something to dip in Ranch (most recently it was a cheddar jack Cheez-It. Two thumbs up.).
Favorite Music:Local Natives, Michelle Branch, Foreigner, San Fermin, Milk Carton Kids, Run the JewelsGuilty Pleasure:Paint by numbers
Katie is a San Francisco Bay Area native, longtime Boston resident and recent New York transplant with a degree in Film from Boston University. When not working as SeatGeek's Payments & Risk Agent, she enjoys watching movies, doing crossword puzzles and talking your ear off about random trivia (Want to understand the meaning of the Frasier theme song? No? She'll tell you anyway!).
Likes:Tossed salads and scrambled eggs
Laura is the Risk Manager at SeatGeek joining a team of fraud fighters on the Finance team. A California native and now officially a New Yorker (there was a brief stint in Florida in there, too), she enjoys spending time roaming NYC neighborhoods with her husband and yorkie-pom Oscar, looking for the best food, cortados and vintage shops. She also enjoys a good getaway, upstate or beyond!
Lily is a Financial Operations Analyst at SeatGeek. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, and attended the University of Southern California where she studied Business, Film, and Accounting. She's been warned by her NYC friends that she can't wear workout clothes in public anymore, but is hoping to start a new trend in the city. In her free time, Lily enjoys ultimate frisbee, snapchatting her kitten, hiking, and trying new coffee shops.
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Marco is an accountant who enjoys reconciling statements to the cent and saving receipts for basically everything. Before joining SeatGeek, he obtained a Masters Degree in Accounting from Baruch College. When not crunching numbers, Marco loves Nintendo games, learning about LGBT history, and making his husband laugh.
Likes:RuPaul's Drag Race, CVS coupons, cheap dive barsDislikes:Winter, velvet, anything with shrimp
Mark is trying to change the reputation of accountants as people you don’t want at your party, but he mostly has to invite himself. He was born and raised in Ohio where he also attended Miami University, no, not the one in Florida. He then hightailed it to Manhattan and considered himself a New Yorker when he no longer allowed old ladies to steal taxis from him. He most recently worked at KAYAK and hopes to leave any bad habits that he acquired there behind. He’s an avid traveler and always loves to trade travel tips.
Michael is a graduate of Providence College where he lived with a pet pig named Hank. By graduation, Hank - initially thought to be a "tea cup" pig - could barely fit in a bathtub. Michael definitely peaked as a bowl cut-sporting 7-year-old and has been trying to gracefully (read: unsuccessfully) ride the regression ever since.
Born and raised in Ohio, this midwesterner moved Arizona to attend Arizona State University. There she obtained degrees in Sociology and Political Science. After years in the desert, she moved to NYC and worked at a couple of startups before finding her place with the SeatGeek family as the Payroll and Benefits Manager.
Likes:Animated movies, sour spaghetti candy, Law and Order SVU marathonsDislikes:Temperatures under 55 degrees, U of A (Go Sun Devils!)
Nicole is brand new to the SG team. She most recently worked at Etsy, where she wrangled the Payments team there for a few years. When not trying to learn everything at light speed, she can be found chasing her toddler, Joe.
Loves:Avocados and HBO
Peter grew up in the SF Bay Area, but moved out to NYC for graduate school. In spite of the weather, Peter decided to stay. Banking wasn't all that interesting, so Peter went back to accounting. He loves anything that involves water (swimming, diving, drinking) and Arrested Development.
Born and raised in the Bronx NY, Ray started a career as a musician. After graduating Full Sail University with a Bachelors in Digital Arts and Design he worked as an art director for a real estate company in Orlando. After some time, he finally moved back to NY and fell face first into the financial world. He has been training to be a competitive Muay Thai Kickboxer for the last 6 years because getting punched in the face is apparently appealing.
Sarah B. is a Payments & Risk Agent who feels honored to be the second Sarah to grace the halls of SeatGeek. A TarHeel who spends her free time rewatching every episode of Law & Order: SVU, Sarah B. also enjoys afternoon tea, playing the ukulele, and performing comedy of the improv and stand up variety.
Favorite Whiskey:All of them
Shawn is on the Finance team and is the founding father of SeatGeek's growing Portland team. Originally from the Midwest where he used to drink beers with Zack, he now mostly resides in the many coffee shops around Portland (last count he had been to 77 of them). When he isn’t sitting still, he’s probably out driving and taking pictures.
I Love:Coffee, drivingI Don't Love:Onions, mushrooms
Spencer is a risk and payments agent at SeatGeek. He graduated from The Great Penn State University where he studied criminal justice. Spencer loves to own people in Mario Kart and Super Smash brothers.
Favorite Team:Denver BroncosFavorite Color:Blue
Teddy is the financial operations lead at SeatGeek. He manages the worldwide budget, new business evaluation and business planning. Previously, he was a Product Planner on the iPhone team at Apple.
Tomasilienne is a newly minted NYC resident who was born and raised in Albany, NY. When she is not working, she moonlights as a Youtuber. She absolutely loves all things film and television, and would probably go the movie theatre everyday if she could! She is a certifiable matcha latte addict and her favorite thing to eat is always pasta!
In her role as Sr. Director of People, Vera focuses on helping SeatGeek build and scale HR, Office Ops and Recruiting functions. Before falling in love with SeatGeek and deciding to make it her forever home, Vera worked as an underwriter, insurance broker and a freelance translator among other things. Despite growing up in Siberia, Vera does not know how to ski and is known for running several space heaters simultaneously. She did, however, once pet a bear.
Likes:Plants, secrets, meat snacksDislikes:Mutiny, writing about herself in third person
Victoria spends her time at SG keeping Russ & Jack in their proper places, buying fun treats for new hires, and making sure the office doesn’t run out of Jack Link’s beef jerky. On weekends that she’s not spending all day doing her hair, she’s probably enjoying brunch, thrift shopping or binge-watching Suits.
Likes:Alliteration, Nana’s chocolate cakeDislikes:When other people are embarrassed, being called VickyFun Fact:SeatGeek's own Abby Fink is related to the famous Doctor Fink who played in the band Prince & the Revolution
Zach is left-handed, hates the touch of velvet, and works as a cyber detective in SeatGeek's Portland Office - to maintain his deep cover, however, he goes by the title of Payments and Risk Agent. A man of many passions, Zach can be found rock-climbing, IPA-tasting, photo-taking or getting rowdy at one of the concerts he attends on a weekly basis (when his cat allows him out of the house). Zach loves all music equally, aside from country, punk, ska or polka.
Music festivals attended:9 by the time you read thisTravel goals:New Zealand, Croatia, Thailand
Alexis is from the Mitten state and loves all of it's teams except for Sparty (she's from Ann Arbor). When not working at SeatGeek as a Customer Experience Admin, she enjoys spending time at the boxing gym preparing for her next fight, eating bad good food (leading to more hours at the gym), outdoor adventures, Netflix and chilling.
Loves:Dogs, Chocolate, Boxing, Football (Lions, Wolverines, Steelers), History, Flexing
Alyssa is a CX specialist in the Portland office. She grew up in Southern California, where she spent the majority of her time being stuck in traffic and eating Del Taco (never simultaneously, which is admittedly a missed opportunity). In her free time she enjoys hiking, craft beer-ing, observing unusual animal friendships, and going to live music events.
Likes:the song "Africa" by Toto, Bill Murray, and going all out for HalloweenDislikes:Bono, people saying, "See you next year!" on December 31st, pulpy orange juice
Andrew is a certified CX Specialist at SeatGeek. A Western New Yorker by birth, this transplant has immersed himself into the cultural events scene here in the city. Andrew enjoys a lively game of soccer, city cycling, a nice acoustic jam session, long conversations with friends and family, or a fine walk in the park with good company.
Likes:Empathy, breathing, new socksDislikes:Chalk, olives/mushrooms
Customer Experience Specialist Andrew Landis is a proud Floridian and purveyor of the nautical lifestyle. He is a long time drummer and music enthusiast. Andrew attended the University of North Florida. Go Ospreys! SWOOP! When not cooking the perfect egg, Andrew enjoys exploring the New York culinary scene. His greatest heroes in life are Jimmy and Martha Landis.
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 experience 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 plantsDislikes:Tuna sandwiches
When he’s not fighting fraud with the indubitable payment and risk team, Ben spends his time writing plays and screenplays. He’s from the Bronx and lives across the street from a giant cemetery that has raccoons and packs of velociraptor-like wild turkeys wandering freely.
Caleb is part of the Customer Experience team in SeatGeek’s Portland Office. He is from New Mexico, but decided to escape the Southwest sun and move to Portland to go to school at Reed. Caleb’s primary creative outlet is playing bass for his band. On the few clear nights in Portland, he can sometimes be found accidentally setting himself on fire as he attempts to firespin.
Celia is a CX Specialist at SeatGeek in Portland, OR. She spent her first 18 years living on an island in Alaska then left on a float plane to attend the University of Oregon. She migrated to Portland after graduating, dipping her toes in a few different career ponds (go Ducks), also becoming a yoga instructor. Celia's life in PDX consists of eating all the gluten free treats, dancing with her homies at live shows, and daydreaming of the time she spent four months in Amsterdam searching for the perfect stroopwafel.
Chris is a graduate of Reed College in Portland, Oregon where he used to do brain surgeries on rats. Before joining SeatGeek's Customer Experience team, Chris worked at RCO coloring studio making films and commercials really POP. When not working, he enjoys doing movie trivia and playing board games. Chris was born and raised in Boston, but now lives in Brooklyn.
Likes:Chocolate, BTVS, and all things BostonDislikes:Cherries, depressed puppies, and Wes Anderson's film aesthetic
Chris is a former public sector expert with a penchant for optics(PR), development, and problem-solving. He is currently working as an CX Specialist at SeatGeek’s newest office in Portland, Oregon. As a native of the Pacific Northwest, he is a skilled Snowboarder/Skier, coffee snob and brunch advisor. In his free time, he can be found cooking, making friends laugh, and talking about business ventures with loved ones. Chris is about this SeatGeek life and always kills it at the craps table.
Colyn started her adventures at SeatGeek in the role of Office Coordinator, and has recently made the leap to Customer Experience as a Customer Experience Specialist. 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. Colyn spends her off time trying to get her food blog up and running so restaurants will give her free stuff, and trying to rationalize adopting all of the pets in her small apartment.
Spends Time Thinking About:Alanis Morissette’s definition of “ironic”Biggest Pet Peeve:That Piper picked Larry
David is a CX Specialist at SeatGeek. He grew up wearing gym shorts in February and roasting pork with family in Miami, FL. Before joining SG, he worked as a filmmaker for Columbia University's Center for Nuclear Studies. David spends a lot of his free time lamenting the state of the Knicks.
Favorite episode of The Office:Scott's TotsLeast favorite episode:N/A
Deana is a Customer Experience Specialist at SeatGeek’s Portland office. With an appetite for travel and adventure, she recently relocated to the West Coast from Boston. Loving her new home, Deana tries to spend as much time outside as possible. When it’s not raining you can find her outside hula-hooping, hiking, and eating at food carts. She is a lover of live music and self-proclaimed crystal collector.
Drew is a Customer Experience Specialist at SeatGeek’s Portland office. He was born in the Philippines and grew up in California. He recently moved to Portland with his girlfriend and is slowly acclimating to seeing rain/water again. An artistic individual, Drew is a published photographer, has had a gallery showing, and takes Instagram quite seriously. He graduated from UC Davis where he received his BA in Studio Art, with an emphasis in photography. When not at work, you will have to find Drew when he goes out for a bike ride or explores while taking photos. Otherwise, you will find him at home attempting to really learn how to cook and binge watching shows.
Favorite Sports Teams:Golden State Warriors & San Francisco GiantsFavorite Disney/Pixar Movies:Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo/Dory, UP Favorite Music Genres:Hip-Hop & EDM
Duncan is a Customer Experience Specialist. He recently moved to Portland from Brooklyn along with his wife, Jess and dog Cheddar. He dreams on one day fronting an 80's TV Theme Show cover band. Raised outside Philly, he graduated from Penn State with a degree in Finance.
Interests:Exploring the great outdoors, Dr. Pepper
Elise is a Customer Experience Specialist at SeatGeek’s Portland office. She was born in Denver, Colorado (Go Broncos!) and grew up in Arizona. She recently moved to Portland, Oregon with her husband and 2 adorable cats. They couldn’t love it more! A true geek at heart Elise loves comics, video games and cosplaying. An animal lover through and through, she MUST walk up to every animal she sees, talk to them and try to take them home with her (seriously, this has become a problem). However, her husband has learned he can easily deter her animal kidnapping with promises of red wine and night cheese.
Some Fave Artists:The Spice Girls, Cibo Matto, Jason Mraz, Justin Timberlake, Jack White, Glen Hansard, Walk the Moon, Florence & the MachineFave Sports Teams:Denver Broncos, Kerry Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor
Eric is proud to be the first-ever CX Data Analyst at SeatGeek. Having lived most of his life in Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio, Eric is an avid Eagles/Sixers/Phillies/Buckeye fan. When not watching sports, Eric can be found at the gym, trying out the newest NYC restaurant, traveling to new cities, or hitting up any sort of concert in the area (from Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean to Lord Huron and Ra Ra Riot).
Likes:Tacos, dumplings, the live acoustic version of “Hotel California” from 1991, corgisDislikes:TTUN, cilantro, NYC real estate prices, the term “foodie”
Harrison is one of SeatGeek's CX admins. He was born in Texas, did the whole school thing in Chicago, and currently resides in Brooklyn where he tries to be funny in front of strangers.
A straight-up New Yorker, Jaydree was born and raised in Brooklyn. He graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in Digital Media Management. He loves great food, art, technology, design, the allure of streetwear in fashion and most importantly, video games. In addition, Jaydree enjoys street photography, particularly capturing the beauty of New York City. When not at work, he is most likely checking out a museum, eating at a nice restaurant or home playing the latest video game!
Jesse is a dude from the sunny state of California. He loves a good Netflix binge, and hates a long bio. When not Customer Experience Specializing at SeatGeek, Jesse can be found writing, performing comedy, or learning guitar from teens in cargo shorts on Youtube. (He is not proud of that last one.)
Likes:Avocados, Bay Area hiphop, the movie “In Bruges"Dislikes:Icy sidewalks, when news outlets misuse the word "selfie"
Joe is proud to be a part of the amazing CX team at SeatGeek! Hailing from Queens, NY originally, Joe is super passionate about building world-class teams which provide ridiculously great customer service. He also has an unnatural appetite for diet Mountain Dew, cookies (soft, never crispy), ice cream (Ben and Jerry's Mint Chocolate Cookie, pls) and cracks sea salt on almost everything--including cinnamon toast crunch. Somehow still alive despite all of this, Joe also loves going to movie dates with his wife and Yankees games with his mom.
More savory favorite hobbies and athletes:basketball, running, hot yoga and the Yankees Core FourLess savory favorite hobbies and athletes:whiskey sipping, binge poker playing and Jason Giambi
Raised all over the country, mostly in the Sonoran deserts of Arizona, Jordan spends much of his time exploring the outdoors. Amongst other things, he’s a musician, a hiker, and can make some stellar guacamole. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Digital Culture (Arts, Media, & Engineering) while working for companies like Apple and Zocdoc.
Likes:The sound of a campfireDislikes:The sound of macaroni and cheese
Kayla is a CX Specialist at SeatGeek's Portland office who spent the majority of her professional life pre-SG pushing out lattes and keeping America caffeinated as part of the specialty coffee industry. Kayla grew up on a farm outside of Chicago and went on to attend Arizona State University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Design Studies. Since then, Kayla's gained a deep appreciation for all-things-Portland (including the dreaded rain), but specifically the coffee (obviously), the nature, and the craft beer (brewery capital of the world, anyone?) She's also got an affinity for cute dogs and can usually be spotted out wandering the streets of PDX with her own German Shepherd pup Nori.
Likes:Fluffy dogs, owners who let her pet their fluffy dogs, anything softDislikes:Every season of AHS except Season 1, despite getting her hopes up every year that this time it'll be different
Keiya, a native Chicagoan, is a chocolate-lover, singer and musician who’s performed at Ravinia and the Chicago Jazz Fest. After 3 failed band stints and graduating with a Jazz and Diaspora Studies degree from Columbia College, she decided to self-produce and release an EP on her own. When she’s not kicking ass with the Customer Experience team, you might find her at an artist talk or performing at your favorite Brooklyn venue, if you can manage to pry her out from her home studio.
Kevan is a Customer Experience Specialist at SeatGeek’s Portland office. A longtime resident of Portland, he received a degree in English from Portland State University. Before joining SeatGeek, he worked for Netflix’s customer service team in a variety of capacities. His spare hours are spent making strange music, reading old books and cat-wrangling.
Favorite Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies:Black Eagle, Timecop, Double Impact, Hard Target, Bloodsport
Luis was originally born and raised in NY State and uber stoked to be back in PDX joining SeatGeek, after an amazing bucket listy year spent in LA where he worked most recently with Hulu as a Virtual Experience Specialist. He is a huge TV/Film Geek and loves to binge stream shows while being hopped up on coffee products. He loves to cook, write and work out, recently dropping 50 lbs and counting (he's planning to attend tough mudder!). Luis has a passion for tech, people and teams that can challenge and teach him. He appreciates the start-up culture, getting his first experience with the gorgeous folks at Simple.com. He's very happy to be with SeatGeek and looks forward to learning and growing with the team.
Luke is a CX Specialist at SeatGeek's PDX office. He was born and raised in Wisconsin before moving West in 2011 to be closer to the ocean, the mountains, and great coffee. Luke has spent time learning anything that he found interesting or curious. From web design to DSLR photography, HIIT cardio, electric guitar, and many other passions! He has experience ranging from manufacturing microchips in a clean environment to supporting small businesses around the country. When Luke is not busy reading or learning he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and their two dogs, Gizmo and Teemo. He has proved that it is possible to turn a Pomeranian into a hiking dog!
Favorite Bands:Radiohead, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, The XX, Max RichterObsessions:great coffee, La Croix, all animals excluding cats, sunny days
Lydia is an Event Expert for SeatGeek in Portland, OR. Lydia grew up in Southern California. Before she serendipitously landed on the SeatGeek CX team, she attended Reed College in Portland and lived in France for a year teaching English. When not helping SeatGeek users get connected with all kinds of live events, you'll find Lydia playing with other people's pets, hanging out with her housemates, writing silly poems, or making lists.
Marcus Williams is one of the dwindling born and raised Portlanders, and wouldn't have it any other way. He loves this city and everything to do with it, and is always excited to check out the various events, shows, hiking, or food that this city offers. Studied music and guitar since the age of 15 (trying to use his music knowledge to create electronic music now). Video game and general tech enthusiast since he can remember (played Nintendo at the age of 3). Lately he has been both working on fixing/improving his house, and trying to nurture his growing interest in D&D!
World-traveling actor and dancer when not tackling all CX problems head-on, Michael also teaches part-time at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Michael is 1% evil and 99% hot gas. Avid cartoon watcher, his dream is to do voiceovers for animated series and video games so he can put all the strange characters he's made up to good use. Ask him to do various accents or if he likes Segways to get him really talking.
Controversial Opinions:The TV show 'Friends' is not good, ice cream is just okay, and bugs are cool unless they are inside my house then no.
Miranda is a Customer Experience Specialist at Seatgeek. Her parents met at a D&D game in the 80's, and that explains far too much about her life. An Anthropology graduate from Portland State University, she spends her time with novels (both reading and writing), video games (both playing and designing), and studying East Asian languages. Prior to coming to SeatGeek, Miranda was a bookseller at the world-famous Powell's Books.
Nikki is a CX Specialist at SeatGeek's NYC office. She's an alum of Syracuse University, where she studied industrial and interaction design and learned just how essential a great customer experience is to the entire product. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, she is a die hard Penguins hockey fan and only an obligatory Steelers football fan. On any given day you can find her religiously refreshing the TMZ homepage, drinking more coffee than water, and wearing loud shoes around the office.
Favorite Animal:Raccoon ( but Opossum is a close 2nd)Favorite Game of Thrones House:Lannister
Rob is a Customer Experience Specialist at SeatGeek's NYC office. As an Oregon native, Rob enjoys hiking and biking in the great outdoors, and a nice full bodied Pinot Noir. After getting his degree in Arts Administration at Wagner, he gained 5 years customer service experience in the retail and hospitality space. He has even dabbled in theatre work. He believes in taking the stairs instead of escalators, that breakfast food is the best at all times, and that In Bruges is a Christmas movie.
Roots for: :Mariners and Trail Blazers (read: cries a lot)
Robert is always prepared with a drag queen reaction gif and spends his free time dreaming up Real Housewives intro lines. His favorite nail color is Let's Get Digital by Sally Hansen and he wears a mood ring as a daily accessory. He lives for anything with an iridescent finish and can be found bouncing around festivals during the summer months. He eats pizza multiple times a week because there is nothing wrong with that. He highly recommends enjoying a cold La Croix while soaking in a hot tub and spends his weekends pulling looks and dancing late into the night.
Roxanne is a Lead CX Specialist at SeatGeek. Originally from London, England, Roxanne moved to the US to study Art and Art History at Rollins College. Before SeatGeek, Roxanne worked as Music Director at 91.5FM WPRK and as Marketing and Partnerships Manager at TAG, The Awareness Group. Her love of music brought her to New York and when she is not at work, she sees as many live shows as humanly possible.
Favorite Bands:The Smiths, Blur, Elbow, Foo FightersFavorite Food:Chocolate
Shirelle was born in Boston, MA into a Jamaican family. Then she lived in Atlanta for 12 years and now she lives in Brooklyn. Somehow, she magically retains no accents from any of these places. She still acts, writes and sings all the time. Geek Identifiers: House Stark, Libra, Gryffindor and a Elf/Hobbit hybrid.
Favorite things:New Orleans, 80's Synth, DocumentariesLeast favorite things:Bad pop/rap collaborations
Tess is the Social Media Support Manager at SeatGeek. She truly appreciates a well-crafted tweet and is always searching for ways to make our users happy. In her spare time she plays guitar, writes comedy, hunts for top-notch memes, and sifts through racks at thrift shops for vintage clothing gems. She recently bought a record player and begun collecting vinyl so that she would be legally allowed to continue living in Brooklyn. It's going well.
Best La Croix flavor:Tangerine, hands downBest dad rock anthem:The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin LizzyWhat's in her bag:at least 4 shades of red lipstick at any given time
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 experience 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)
Will is a Customer Experience Specialist at SeatGeek. A native New Yorker, he traveled the country playing poker and owned a tech training business in New York City. He's a fan of all sports and aspire to one day play European handball for the US Olympic team.
Likes:People who touch my beardDislikes:People who touch my beard