Ticket Summit Speakers: Event VIP’s Aric Bittker
Like many people in the ticket business, Aric Bittker started buying tickets occasionally in high school and college. After completing his BA from Brandeis University and MPA from NYU, Aric began his career in the ticket business full time in 1996 when he joined Concert Connection, which rebranded as... Read more
Ticket Summit Speakers: TicketNetwork’s Bruce Morris
Bruce Morris is TicketNetwork’s Director of Government Affairs. In his role, he manages government and public relations, directs development and support of legal and legislative strategy for achieving company goals, and creates strategic alliances between TicketNetwork and groups in the secondary market industry. Bruce served twelve years in the... Read more
Ticketmaster Resale Returns to Broker-Focused Conferences Despite Past Controversy
In 2018, Ticketmaster came under significant fire over reports detailing the company’s deep relationships with large-scale ticket resale operators. Its so-called “secret scalper program” brought scrutiny from public officials, condemnation from members of the public, and a number of lawsuits alleging that the largest ticketing operation in the world... Read more
Ticket Summit Speakers: Ticket Resale Team COO Joshua Ludwig
Joshua Ludwig is a senior executive & entrepreneur with an 18+ year career leading transformations in business and technology – driving results through people and groundbreaking innovation and technology. In 2018 Mr. Ludwig co-founded the SaaS company Ticket Resale Team, which is the online marketplace having professional brokers guide... Read more
Ticket Summit Speakers: UFC Director of Ticketing Gene Tinner, Jr.
Gene Tinner, Jr. is a Ticketing rising star and innovator within the Sports & Entertainment Industry. Beginning his journey with the Houston Rockets/Toyota Center and currently serving as the Director of Ticketing for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is an accomplished and motivated professional with over 15 years of... Read more
Ticket Summit Speakers: Prolific 1 CEO Mike Garvie
Mike Garvie is the CEO of Prolific 1, one of the largest secondary-market ticket distribution companies in the United States. During his fourteen-year tenure, the company has grown dramatically through established partnerships with teams across the NHL, NBA, MLS, NFL, MLB, college athletics and other entertainment rights-holders including venues,... Read more
Ticket Summit Speakers: Dave Wakeman of Wakeman Consulting Group
Dave Wakeman is a writer, teacher, speaker, and consultant. His work focuses on using strategy to build stronger, more successful and profitable businesses. His experience has taken him around the world helping global businesses uncover new opportunities, value, and profits. Dave Wakeman’s work has taken him around the world... Read more
Ticket Summit Speakers: Seat Scouts Owner Drew Gainor
Drew Gainor is a 20 year veteran and entrepreneur in the secondary ticket industry. Drew has continually been a proven innovator and leader while starting five successful companies. Drew Gainor is a ticket reseller, software architect, and marketing professional who works with other ticket resellers to help automate daily... Read more
Ticket Summit Speaker: Anytickets COO Matt Moran
Matt is the COO of Anytickets.com. He has more than 15 years of experience managing all aspects of rapid growth. Companies he worked for have been recognized by the Inc. 5000 in 8 out of the last 15 years. He was working for TicketNetwork between 2004 and 2013 as... Read more
Ticket Summit Speakers: 1Ticket Founder and CEO Jason Knieriem
Jason Knieriem founded 1Tticket in 2010. Before founding 1Ticket, Jason was working for GreatSeat.com as the lead developer. The experience he gained automating the existing point-of-sale systems was the foundation for 1Ticket’s services. After seven years of consistent growth, in 2017, 1Ticket was acquired by DTI Management. DTI’s resources... Read more