Though the company has not officially announced the move, Eric Korman, who was president of Ticketmaster is no longer with the company.
Details of the circumstances surrounding his departure, and the exact departure date, are unknown, but his picture and bio have been removed from the Ticketmaster Web site, and his LinkedIn.com profile states he is the former president of the company.
Speculation about Korman’s future with Ticketmaster began circulating throughout the ticketing industry late last month immediately following the U.S. Justice Department’s approval of the Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger.
The move marks one of the first high-profile departures from either Ticketmaster or Live Nation, now referred to as Live Nation Entertainment, since the Justice Department approval.
Spokespeople for Ticketmaster and Live Nation did not return messages seeking comment, and Korman could not be reached.
Most recently, Korman had been tasked with overseeing Ticketmaster’s secondary ticketing company, TicketsNow, prior to the company’s hiring of Ron Bension as the new CEO of TicketsNow.
According to the company, Korman’s responsibilities at Ticketmaster included overseeing corporate and business development, expansion into China, music services and consumer marketing. In addition to TicketsNow for a short time, Korman also oversaw the company’s Ticketweb subsidiary.
Korman came to Ticketmaster through former parent company IAC, which he joined in 2001 and rose to the title of Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to IAC, Korman worked in marketing for Coca-Cola.