Co-Founder of Ticket Manager interviewed on SportBusiness Finance Weekly Podcast
In the latest episode of the SportBusiness Finance Weekly podcast features an interview with Tony KNopp, co-founder and chief executive of TicketManager. The Calfornia based company has forged a leadership position in both the ticketing and technology industries, forming a software-as-a-service entity that works with undreds of major companies to help manage their live event ticket inventories.
A growing array of teams also work TicketManager on various ticketing and loyalty initiatives. And most recently, TicketManager struck a large-scale partnership with the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles in which the team's corporate and premuim clients will gain additional tools to manage their tickets and monitor usage, marking the first deal of its type in the league.
Prior to forming TicketManager in 2007, Knopp worked with several major brands in sports and entertainment including StubHub and the Anschutz Entertainment Group and previously was a national-level volleyball player. And in addition to his TicketManager duties, Knopp aso maintains a popular weekly content series, The Three Things I Learned in SaaS, Sports, Tech, and LIve Events.
US Editor Eric Fisher and Fifth Generation Sports' Chris Russo, podcast co-hosts, also discuss the $238m (€238m) Series E fundraising for New York-based ticketing company SeatGeek, RedBird Capital Partners' takeover of Italian football club AC Milan in partnership with Major League Baseball's New York Yankees, expansion of the College Football Playoff, executive Ed Hartman leaving the United States Football League for gaming operator PointsBet, and the business success of MLB's Atlanta Braves.