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.
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
The Beijing Olympics may have ended in August, but the Games continue to play out in U.S. courts. Claiming the company reneged on tens of thousands of dollars in payments for fulfilling orders, Texas ticket broker Andrew Hentrich, owner of the Austin Ticket Company, is suing RazorGator for alleged... Read more
“RazorGator Partners With Ping Identity for Secure Internet Sign In” Los Angeles, CA (PRNewswire via COMTEX) October 28, 2008 — RazorGator, a leading full-service secondary ticket and event experience company, announced today it has partnered with Ping Identity, the leader in secure Internet single sign-on (SISSO) software and services,... Read more
“RazorGator selected as Official Fan2Fan Ticket Exchange Provider of the Orange Bowl Committee” LOS ANGELES, CA (PRNewswire) October 21, 2008 — RazorGator, the industry-leader in Hard-to-Get(R) tickets for sports and entertainment events worldwide, has been selected as the Official Fan2Fan Ticket Exchange Provider of the Orange Bowl Committee for... Read more
“RazorGator.com Half-Price Summer Seller Sale has been Extended, Slashing Fees for Selling Tickets” Los Angeles, CA (RazorGator) August 19, 2008 – RazorGator.com announced it will extend the Half-Price Summer Seller Sale and continue to slash commission fees through August 27, 2008. As the leader in Hard-To-Getsm tickets for sports,... Read more
Sam Soni and Jason Parker, two top executives at RazorGator, who were integral to the recent success of the company, have resigned effective at the end of the month. The moves mark the most recent resignations from the company, which saw the CEO of its RazorGator Experiences division, David... Read more