Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Alex Hamilton as Director, Ticket Operations for SeatGeek.
Hamilton most recently served as Director, Ticket Operations for the New Orleans Pelicans and Saints. He began his career with New Orleans Hornets as Promotions & Events Associate, and eventually was promoted to Ticket Operations Coordinator then Ticket Operations Manager before finally served as Director, Ticket Operations.
In his new role, Hamilton will be responsible for the vision of SeatGeek’s open ticketing to professional sports teams and leagues. He will play an outsized role in defining their future by finding teams, leagues and other sports and entertainment properties to join SeatGeek in creating a new kind of ticketing platform.
SeatGeek is the best way to buy sports, concert, and theater tickets. The company offers the greatest breadth of tickets by aggregating hundreds of brokers and ticket markets into an elegant interface.
Launched in 2009, the company experienced steady growth until 2014 when things really began to heat up. SeatGeek’s mobile app became the go-to for fans looking to book entertainment on their phones. Sales tripled year over year. While incumbent players like StubHub have yet to “figure out mobile”, SeatGeek’s app is already converting better than desktop. SeatGeek now moves around $20 MM of tickets / month most of which is happening on mobile. The mobile growth caught the eye of Accel and other blue-chip investors. Now, SeatGeek is sitting on a large balance sheet ($100 MM raised to date). After operating on the outside of the sports industry for so long, it’s time for SeatGeek to start making inroads.
SeatGeek spent the last seven years building the best app for consumers to buy sports, concert, and theater tickets. Millions of consumers have used SeatGeek to book event tickets, and were quickly becoming a mainstream consumer brand. Fans love our focus on user experience: our maps, discovery features, and deal score algorithm make us a wholly different experience than what fans are accustomed to on legacy ticketing sites.
SeatGeek Open is that future – thanks in large part to groundbreaking partnerships with Major League Soccer and TopTix – we will be ticketing teams in 2017. We have the best backend and consumer-facing technology on the market and a business model that appeals to fans and teams alike.
Prodigy Sports welcomes Alex Hamilton to SeatGeek!