PRESS RELEASE: “Qcue Names Vice President of Business Development”
AUSTIN, Texas (BUSINESS WIRE) April 29, 2010 – Qcue, the dynamic pricing engine for live entertainment events, today announced the appointment of Eric Freeland as vice president of business development, where he will lead the company’s client acquisition and partnership efforts.
Freeland joins Qcue from StubHub, where he was responsible for all aspects of business development supporting the company’s multi-year sponsorships with professional sports teams and NCAA Division I schools.
Sports teams, concert promoters and venues use Qcue’s software to set the right price at the right time based on shifting market conditions. By enabling fans to purchase fair-priced, face-value tickets directly from a team’s box office, Qcue’s dynamic pricing solutions ensure a more consistent, high-value experience coupled with greater price transparency and choice-of-seat flexibility.
An expert in client prospecting and value creation, contract negotiation and project management, Freeland supported StubHub’s sponsorship negotiation with 24 Major League Baseball clubs leading to an exponential year-over-year sales increase in the company’s biggest market. He also launched StubHub’s first non-sports integration with Tickets.com for a major venue, spanning all live entertainment events at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York.
“Eric did an amazing job at StubHub as they transformed the ticketing industry and changed the perception of how teams can serve fans and increase revenues,” said Barry Kahn, CEO of Qcue. “Dynamic pricing represents the next step in bringing technology to live event ticketing benefitting teams and fans alike. We are excited to bring Eric on board as someone who has done this before and has strong relationships with many of our partners, clients and prospects.”
“Qcue has quickly established itself as a leading innovator in the ticketing industry, helping teams and venues maximize revenue opportunities while being more flexible and transparent in how they do business,” said Freeland. “I’m excited to join the team and continue to capitalize on this incredible market opportunity.”
Qcue is reinventing the primary ticket marketplace with the world’s only dynamic pricing engine for live entertainment events. Sports teams, concert promoters and venues use Qcue’s patent-pending technology to set the right price at the right time and provide the best value for fans, from the date of on-sale to the date of the event. Customers and partners include the San Francisco Giants, the Dallas Stars, Major League Baseball Advanced Media and Tickets.com. Founded in 2007, Qcue is based in Austin, Texas. For more information on Qcue, visit www.qcue.com.