October 5, 2007 Alfred Branch Jr.
Products and Branding Initiatives at Forefront of Corporate Expansion
Vernon, CT – TicketNetwork, the leading source for the ticket industry’s most comprehensive inventory, today announced the addition of two key executives within the enterprise. Grey Freeman has been named Vice President, Products and Applications and Molly Martinez has been appointed Director of Marketing and Executive Director of Ticket Summit 2008. Freeman brings more than 25 years experience as a proven technology visionary and architect to TicketNetwork. Martinez’s marketing background will enable TicketNetwork to leverage its expansive growth in broader markets.
Grey Freeman most recently worked at leading research firm Gartner, Inc., where for more than two decades he served as a Vice President of Applications Development in the IT group and as Vice President/Program Director in Gartner Research. Prior to Gartner, Freeman served as Director of the Yale University Computer Center where he co-founded BITNET, a network pre-dating the Internet that provided email and messaging connectivity for thousands of users at over 1400 (mostly academic) institutions. Freeman holds a B.E. with Honors in Electrical Engineering from Yale University, and served as a Carnegie Teaching Fellow, at Yale’s Graduate School in Electrical Engineering.
Molly Martinez heads the marketing and branding initiatives for TicketNetwork and provides strategic direction for Ticket Summit 2008, TicketNetwork’s third annual conference taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to joining TicketNetwork, Molly conducted research for SmartRevenue Marketing Research Company, and provided program evaluation assessments for ESPN, Inc. Prior to ESPN, Molly worked for several years as a translator in Zimbabwe, Switzerland, and Washington, D.C, and as an English teacher at Metropolitan University in Puerto Rico. Molly earned her B.A. in Sociology and English from the University of Puerto Rico, and her M.A. and Master of Philosophy in Sociology from Yale University. She will soon be completing her Ph.D. in Sociology, also from Yale University, in 2008.
“We welcome Grey and Molly onboard during one of the most dynamic periods in our industry,” said Don Vaccaro, CEO, TicketNetwork. “Grey’s experience at Gartner and Yale adds a new depth, breadth and innovative perspective to our development team. Martinez adds a wealth of marketing expertise to the management department which will enable TicketNetwork to further enhance its leadership position in the secondary market,” added Vaccaro.
About TicketNetwork TicketNetwork is the leading source for the most comprehensive selection of tickets at competitive prices. It is the world’s leading provider of real-time ticket inventory and sells sought after tickets to concert, sporting, and theater events through North America. TicketNetwork’s inventory includes more than 4 million tickets to 71,000 events worldwide. TicketNetwork’s properties include: TicketLiquidator.com, TicketNetwork Direct, TicketNews, Ticket Summit and TicketNetwork point-of-sale solutions. TicketNetwork.com was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Vernon, Connecticut. For more information, visit TicketNetwork.com.