Secondary ticket company RazorGator has been around for more than 30 years, and is ranked ninth-ranked overall ticket seller, and the fifth-ranked secondary seller, in the country, according to TicketNews’s exclusive industry rankings.
The company calls itself a “recognized leader in providing clients with the ability to buy and sell tickets to any event on the planet,” and it specialized in sports tickets and packages, such as the Super Bowl, the World Series, college basketball’s Final Four and several prestigious golf tournaments.
Among the partnerships the company has established are deals with the San Francisco 49’ers, the Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders. It also has deals with baseball’s Oakland A’s, and with the University of Washington, and the company’s Interactive Group is the authorized hospitality provider for college football’s popular Rose Bowl Game. RazorGator also has a deal with the FedEx Orange Bowl as the official fan exchange site.
In the spring of 2007, the company replaced its President and CEO David Lord with Jeffrey Lapin, who remained in place as of the writing of this profile in January 2009.
(This story was edited on April 6, 2010 at 4:33pm EST, to properly reflect the correct team Butler defeated in the semi-finals.) RazorGator, the NCAA’s authorized ticket resale marketplace for the Final Four, reportedly has come under fire for its practice of only buying back lower level tickets for... Read more
In a move to consolidate some of its operations at its Los Angeles headquarters, RazorGator is preparing to close the eCommerce division at its Phoenix office and move it to L.A., which will result in some layoffs, TicketNews has learned. The exact number of layoffs has not yet been... Read more
(The second paragraph in this story was edited at 9:28am EST Tuesday, September 15, 2009, to reflect Andrew Hentrich claimed he was not paid several hundred thousand dollars by RazorGator in connection with Beijing Olympics tickets.) The legal wrangling between RazorGator and Texas ticket broker Andrew Hentrich, over alleged... Read more
Just over a year after leaving the company, former RazorGator executives Sam Soni and Jason Parker have been rehired, according to company President and CEO Brendan Ross. Soni, who originally joined RazorGator in 2005 after selling his Encore Tickets to the company, is now executive vice president of ticketing... Read more
“RazorGator Official Partnership with Tournament of Roses® to Include BCS National Championship in 2010” LOS ANGELES (RazorGator) May 4, 2009 – RazorGator has reached agreement with the Tournament of Roses to extend their multi-year partnership for the Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi to include the 2010 Citi BCS... Read more
As reported first by TicketNews last week, secondary ticket company RazorGator has replaced CEO Jeff Lapin with former Ticketmaster executive Brendan Ross, effective immediately. Ross takes over the CEO position at a time when RazorGator seeks to regain its footing in the secondary market following the departures of several... Read more
RazorGator CEO Jeff Lapin, who replaced David Lord in the top slot in April 2007, has left the company, sources have told TicketNews. The Los Angeles, CA-based company has not issued a release nor confirmed the dismissal, but Lapin is believed to be replaced by Brendan Ross, President of... Read more
Having already raised $7.5 million in venture capital this winter, secondary ticket company RazorGator has followed that up with another $10 million in debt financing from Los Angeles-based Hercules Technology Growth Capital. While the company would not disclose exactly what it plans to do with the money, it said... Read more
In what could be a sign of things to come for secondary ticket companies in light of the current recession, RazorGator has reached out to venture capitalists and raised $7.5 million in financing. The company did not release details of its latest round of financing, but according to RazorGator... Read more
RazorGator has instructed its legal team to review the possibility of countersuing Texas ticket broker Andrew Hentrich, and his firm Austin Ticket Company, which last month sued RazorGator for alleged breach of contract over payments for Olympic ticket orders. RazorGator did not disclose a time frame for the company... Read more