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Our Team

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From the moment you first visit ScoreBig, to buying tickets and attending your event, these are the people who do their best to make every part of your experience with us great. Join us!

Adam Kanner, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder

Adam's work encouraging innovation through CRM, digital and affinity/loyalty marketing and his deep background in e-commerce and sports marketing amply prepared him to tackle the industry's empty seat problem head-on by founding ScoreBig.com and serving as CEO for the Company's first five years before assuming the role of executive chairman in December 2013. Prior to founding ScoreBig.com, Adam was vice president of relationship marketing and business development for the NBA - leading all CRM and global direct customer relationships for the NBA, WNBA and D-League. Adam experienced the magnitude of the unsold inventory issue firsthand while at the NBA. A serial entrepreneur, before joining the NBA Adam founded and led several venture-backed and privately funded companies including: Rabid Films, Sports Loyalty Group and edu.com. He holds a BA and an MBA from Harvard University.

First Concert: ZZ Top, 1983, Worcester Centrum (DCU Center)
Favorite Live Event: 2004 ALCS, Game 4, Red Sox vs.Yankees, Fenway Park

David Goldberg, Chief Executive Officer

David was promoted to ScoreBig.com CEO in December 2013 after serving as the company's chief strategy officer. Prior to joining ScoreBig.com as CSO, David served as a ScoreBig.com advisory board member starting with the company's founding in 2009. Previously, he served as the CEO of Youbet.com (NASDAQ: UBET) and led the turn around and eventual sale of Youbet to Churchill Downs (NASDAQ: CHDN). David joined Youbet from Ticketmaster, where he was executive vice president and one of three executives charged with overall leadership of the business through the office of the CEO. He was also responsible for all aspects of global sales and marketing, M&A and business development. David also co-founded and helped start up two early digital media businesses:Tunes.com and Sportvision.

First Concert: KISS, 1977, The Arena in St. Louis
Favorite Live Event: Cal Ripken 2131, September 6, 1995

Joel Milne, Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder

A serial entrepreneur, Joel found the opportunity to change the way people attend live events compelling enough to make ScoreBig his latest venture. Joel comes to ScoreBig from Ivize, a litigation services company that as CEO he grew from a regional provider with 75 employees to a national leader with over 500 employees. Before Ivize, he founded Seasonticket.com, which he grew to become the leader in season ticketing software, with over 50 professional sports teams as customers. Joel received a BS in engineering from Queen's University and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

First Concert: Kenny Loggins
Favorite Live Event: Anything with my kids

Neil Kaplan, Chief Revenue Officer

Neil loves the challenge of changing an industry and delivering real value to the consumer. He comes to ScoreBig after a successful run at several ecommerce companies including Internet Brands and Vantage Media and founding his own ad network. Previously, Neil had senior management positions with Universal Studios Hollywood and the LA Times. He started his career at Bain and Company in Boston. Neil received his BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Management from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

First Concert: Springsteen at the Spectrum
Favorite Live Event: 1996 Rose Bowl - USC vs. Northwestern

David Marcus, Senior Vice President of Partnerships

An accomplished entertainment industry executive, David Marcus excels in developing and leading transformative business initiatives for companies in the live entertainment, digital media and recorded music industries. As Warner Music Group's SVP, Worldwide Artist Services, he had direct oversight for WMG's transformation from multinational record company to global music entertainment company and was responsible for development of new areas of business including global touring, ticketing, merchandising and e-commerce. Previously, David was SVP, Global Music at Ticketmaster, LLC, where he built and led an international team that provided sales and marketing strategy and operational support to touring musical artists.

First Concert: Eric Clapton, Poplar Creek, 1985
Favorite Live Event: Daft Punk, Lollapalooza, 2007

Eric Wilson, Vice President of Product and Technology

Eric has more than 20 years experience in software engineering and has held senior management positions at some of the industry's most successful and fast-moving startups. He has been at the leading edge of each web, mobile and big data before they were fashionable. Prior to joining ScoreBig, Eric served as CTO of Sidebar, a massively scalable discovery and recommendation platform based on machine learning and big data, a role he took on after departing GoTV Networks, the first made-for-mobile video company, where he was CTO. Earlier in his career, Eric was a founding member and VP of Infrastructure at JAMDAT Mobile, now EA Mobile, as well as a founding engineer at Citysearch.

First Concert: The Police - Synchronicity Tour, 1983, Hollywood Park Racetrack, Los Angeles CA
Favorite Live Event: 1994 FIFA World Cup Final - Watched Brazil beat Italy 3-2 in a penalty shoot out

Alison Burnham, Vice President of Pricing & Analytics

With 20 years of experience applying advanced mathematical concepts to practical business problems, Alison thinks ScoreBig is a great place to test how analytics and pricing can drive a successful user experience. Before ScoreBig she focused her math mojo on problems ranging from nuclear reactor simulation error modeling to predicting and managing customer value exchange analytics. Over the past eight years she has concentrated on the optimization of the customer/company value exchange. Alison has a PhD in statistics with a concentration on multivariate latent variable regression models.

First Concert: Journey, 1982, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto
Favorite Live Event: Simple Minds, 1983, Massey Hall, Toronto

Peter Sinclair, Vice President of Marketing

Peter Sinclair joined ScoreBig from Green Dot, the leading reloadable prepaid card company in the US, where he re-launched the company's core retail product and spearheaded the launch of Green Dot's direct to consumer and online business, growing it to over $1B in gross dollar volume in less than 2 years. Prior to that, he worked at ProFlowers in strategy, consumer insights and online acquisition. Before he was an online florist, Peter was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co. Peter has a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA from Williams College. A Native Vermonter, Peter will always be an avid Red Sox fan, but as a California transplant, he has jumped feet-first on to the Clippers bandwagon.

First Concert: Phish at the Palace Theater, Albany, New York, Spring 1991
Favorite Live Event: Any family performance with my son and daughter

George Waterstraat, Vice President of Operations

Working with the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics and Oklahoma City Thunder, George Waterstraat experienced firsthand the challenges of marketing undersold inventory without diminishing a brand. After hearing about ScoreBig, George knew he'd found the perfect industry solution and the logical next step in his career. While working for the Thunder, George was the Director of Database Management and Ticket Operations, maintaining league-wide best practices around database marketing, ecommerce sales, market research and ticket/box office operations. A wannabe runner, Seattle sports freak and IN-N-OUT 4X4 lover, George hails from Seattle, WA where he received his BA in Management Information Systems from Western Washington University.

First Concert: Pantera with White Zombie
Favorite Live Event: 2005 NFC Championship Game - Seahawks defeat Panthers

Larry Martin, Vice President of Business Development (Sports)

After years experiencing the challenges of unsold inventory from the supply side, the opportunity to address the problem from the demand side attracted Larry to ScoreBig. Previously, Larry was senior director of team business operations for the NBA, overseeing ticketing strategy and operations, inventory management and ticket sales for all NBA, WNBA and D-League teams. He was also the NBA's primary liaison to primary and secondary ticketing providers. Before the NBA, Larry worked with Acxiom Corporation and the Miami HEAT Group where he spent eight years. Larry received a BA from the University of Vermont, and a Masters in sports administration and a JD from St. Thomas University in Miami.

First Concert: Pink Floyd at Yankee Stadium
Favorite Live Event: MTV Music Awards at AAArena in Miami

Ken Lesnik, Vice President of Business Development (Theater, Arts, Family, and Attractions)

Ken brings 25+ years of industry experience to the ScoreBig sales team. With more than 14 years in a variety of sales and marketing roles at Ticketmaster, Ken's clients have included Madison Square Garden, The New York Yankees, The Nederlander Organization, Disney Theatrical, New York City Ballet, Feld Entertainment, Live Nation and AEG to name a few. Prior to Ticketmaster, Ken worked at MTV (when the "M" actually stood for "Music"), Associated Booking Corporation (where he worked with such legendary artists as B.B. King, Anita Baker and The Wailers) and for concert impresario Ron Delsener. Ken has a BA from Union College (NY) and MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

First Broadway Show: The King & I (with Yul Brynner), 1978
Favorite Live Event: Live Aid in Philadelphia, 1985

Jeff M Technical Architect
First Concert: New Edition
Favorite Live Event: All Laker games
Kestrel W Data Specialist and Crime Fighter
First Concert: Tim McGraw
Favorite Live Event: Game 7 of the series that sent the Hershey Bears into the 2006 Calder Cup playoffs
Nathan H Customer Service and Fulfillment Specialist
First Concert: Summer Sanitarium 2003 - Metallica, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Mudvayne
Favorite Live Event: Any Linkin Park concert - I've been to 26
Khellie B Data Specialist
First Concert: Curiosa Festival '04 - Merriweather Post Pavillion - Columbia, MD
Favorite Live Event: Watch the Throne Tour with Jay-Z and Kanye West
Tim T Director of Product
First Concert: Too embarrassed to say so let's say it rhymes with "Schustin Schimberlake" (and, yes, I was forced)
Favorite Live Event: World Cup 2010 - USA vs Algeria
Alfonso A Customer Service and Fulfillment Specialist
First Concert: Audiotistic 2002, Outkast, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Blackalicious
Favorite Live Event: A Perfect Circle at the Fillmore in SF last year. They performed "13th Step" in its entirety; very intimate atmosphere.
Brandy W Production Artist
First Concert: Paula Abdul at the Tacoma Dome
Favorite Live Event: Weezer Memories Tour - Blue & Pinkerton (at Gibson Amphitheatre and The Joint in Vegas)
Chad B Director of Business Development
First Concert: Blackhawk/Tim McGraw/Little Texas
Favorite Live Event: 1996 Fiesta Bowl National Championship - Nebraska 62, Florida 24
Clifton L Director of Finance and Accounting
First Concert: Dave Matthews Band
Favorite Live Event: 2009 Winter Classic at Wrigley Field
James L CRM, Engagement & Merchandising
First Concert: Charlatans Some Friendly tour at Cabaret Metro, Chicago
Favorite Live Event: Daft Punk, Alive Tour
Nathan T Technical Architect
First Concert: Evanescence
Favorite Live Event: Infected Mushroom
Rob P Inventory Manager
First Concert: Hot 97 Summer Jam
Favorite Live Event: 1994 NBA Eastern Conference Finals, Game 6
Jeff O Senior Software Developer
First Concert: Suicide Machines at the Whiskey A Go Go
Favorite Live Event: Tom Petty at the Hollywood Bowl. I met a security guard in a food truck line who decided to walk me on stage to watch him perform. I stood next to his family while looking out at the thousands of people in the audience. Great experience.
Tony N Junior Front-End Developer
First Concert: Green Day
Favorite Live Event: Any Seattle SuperSonics basketball game.
Karla K Email Marketing Lead
First Concert: Sun God Festival 2007 (UCSD) - T.I., Third Eye Blind, and Ozomatli
Favorite Live Event: Vampire Weekend - Hollywood Bowl
Matt J Fulfillment Manager
First Concert: Incubus - Morning View Tour 2001, Hoobastank opened
Favorite Live Event: Coachella 2011
Lauren C Customer Service and Fulfillment Specialist
First Concert: KIIS FM's Jingle Ball
Favorite Live Event: 2007 Rose Bowl USC vs. Michigan
Jon-Jon S Technical Architect
First Concert: Depeche Mode back in '99 at what was then the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
Favorite Live Event: 2005 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Malaysia, held at the Sepang race track near Kuala Lumpur
Rob S Senior Software Developer
First Concert: My Chemical Romance
Favorite Live Event: Cirque du Soleil - Quidam
Neil
Neil G Data Operations Manager
First Concert: Bob Dylan
Favorite Live Event: The Antlers
Justin C SEO, Social Media, & Content Manager
First Concert: 311 @ Starland Ballroom
Favorite Live Event: NJ Rockin Rollers Roller Hockey Championship GameL
Stephen R Customer Service and Fulfillment Specialist
First Concert: Blink 182, Opening act New Found Glory circa 2000
Favorite Live Event: Rugby World Cup 2011 Opening Ceremonies and Match: New Zealand All Blacks over Tonga 41-10 - Auckland, New Zealand
Jason W Director of Product
First Concert: Weezer w/ Archers of Loaf
Favorite Live Event: Lollapalooza 96
Deborah A UXpert and IA
First Concert: The Power Team
Favorite Live Event: 2010 Atlantis Space Shuttle Launch in Cape Canaveral, FL
Saif F Data Specialist
First Concert: Kanye West's College Dropout Tour at the Bren Events Center
Favorite Live Event: Trojans beating Penn State in the 2009 Rose Bowl
Trenda A Customer Service and Fulfillment Specialist
First Concert: Nsync
Favorite Live Event: Dugout seats at any Texas Rangers game I go to
Jared C Manager of Operations
First Concert: 1984 Sesame Street Live
Favorite Live Event: Game 5, Part 2, World Series, Phillies win it all!
Tim G Partnerships & Corporate Development Manager
First Concert: Ozzfest 2001 (big time regret)
Favorite Live Event: Game 1 2007 World Series at Fenway Park
Amal K Senior BI Developer
First Concert: a handball match between Esperance and Club African in Menzeh, Tunis
Favorite Live Event: Nancy Ajram in Carthage, Tunis
Akiko S Analytics Developer
First Concert: R2K at the Araneta Center Philippines
Favorite Live Event: UAAP Cheerdance Competition
Travis R Senior Financial Analyst
First Concert: Glow in the Dark Tour, Portland Rose Garden
Favorite Live Event: 2009 Rose Bowl - USC vs. Penn State
Snar M Analytics Manager
Favorite Live Event: America's Got Talent
Curtis L Director of Pricing
First Concert: Vienna Philharmonic - Vienna
Favorite Live Event: German Grand Priz at Nurburgring
Emily L Senior Manager of Marketing and Business Development
First Concert: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 1998
Favorite Live Event: The Book of Mormon
Kristin H Senior Designer
First Concert: No Doubt, 1997
Favorite Live Event: N.E.R.D. - The Wiltern, 2008
Mark L Data QA
First Concert: John Denver at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City
Favorite Live Event: A group of musicians who may or may not have been Konono N°1 on a dirt road in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2008
Jason W QA Analyst
First Concert: Bob Dylan
Favorite Live Event: Wilco
Rebecca D Executive Assistant and Office Manager
First Concert: Pantera at the Aragon Ballroom
Favorite Live Event: Cirque Du Soleil, Corteo
Ben K DevOps Engineer
First Concert: Aerosmith
Favorite Live Event: US Open
Rick P Senior Software Developer
First Concert: Green Day
Favorite Live Event: Coachella
Aja H Customer Service Manager
First Concert: Starship
Favorite Live Event: NBA Finals - Lakers vs. Celtics 2008 at the Staples Center
Stacy W Staff Accountant
First Concert: New Edition without Bobby Brown and Al B Sure
Favorite Live Event: The Lion King on it's first visit to Pantages
Jonathan K Customer Service & Fulfillment Specialist
First Concert: Iration concert
Favorite Live Event: First Yankee vs. Red Sox game at Yankee Stadium
Kevin V Director, Partnership Marketing
First Concert: Duran Duran, 1986, Nice, France
Favorite Live Event: Anything at the Hollywood Bowl
Robert M Jr. DevOps Engineer
First Concert: Cake
Favorite Live Event: Snoop Dogg and Mike Epps Concert
Jessica T Data Specialist
First Concert: Cinderella, Nelson and Lynch Mob - 1991 - Stabler Arena, Lehigh, PA
Favorite Live Event: Guns N Roses! Palladium, Hollywood 2012
Gretchen W AP/Settlement Specialist
First Concert: SuperTramp, Famous Last Words Tour at the Forum in Los Angeles
Favorite Live Event: 1st World Sacred Music Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, 1999. His Holiness, The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet spoke at the event - which was awesome!
Blake D Customer Service and Fulfillment Specialist
First Concert: Radiohead, Hollywood Bowl, 2003
Favorite Live Event: USA v Brazil, World Cup, 1994
Matt H Customer Service and Fulfillment Specialist
First Concert: Crown City Rockers
Favorite Live Event: Day games at AT&T Park
Raj A Analyst - Marketing & Consumer Insights
First Concert: Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Rihanna, & N*E*R*D* - 2008 Glow In The Dark Tour at ARCO Arena - Sacramento, California
Favorite Live Event: Big Boi of Outkast - 2012 AC3 Music Festival, BET Music Matters Showcase - Atlanta, Georgia