TEAM8 is a leading boutique sports & entertainment company focused on the management of iconic athletes, consultation with global brands and the creation and management of premier events. The company was established in 2013 by Roger Federer, Tony Godsick, Ian McKinnon and Dirk Ziff, who remain as Partners in the business. Godsick serves as Chief Executive Officer. TEAM8 clients include 20-Time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer, US Open Champion Juan Martin del Potro, Top Ranked Junior Coco Gauff, and New York Rangers All-Star Goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist.
The Laver Cup is an annual men’s tennis competition, created to honor the great Rod Laver, and inspired by golf’s Ryder Cup, where 6 of the best men’s players from Europe take on six of their counterparts from the rest of the world for three days of intense team competition. The first Laver Cup was held in Prague, Czech Republic in September of 2017 and the second in Chicago, IL in September of 2018. It has been heralded by fans, sponsors, broadcasters and the players. The Laver Cup organization is expanding its core team as it works on the third competition to be held in Geneva, Switzerland in September of 2019.
The Director of Ticketing reports to the Managing Director of the Laver Cup. The successful candidate will have responsibility for Ticket and Hospitality Package Pricing, Communication, Sales and Fulfillment, all while working as part of the core Laver Cup team, acting as a utility player when needed, in supporting the overall business goals. The Director of Ticketing will be a key team member in fulfilling on our promise of offering “Tennis Unrivaled” to all our constituents.
The ideal candidate has experience in sporting or entertainment event ticket pricing, packaging, resourcing and selling. The candidate must be an excellent project manager, multi-tasker, communicator, and leader. They must also be highly analytic and inquisitive, striving to understand various segment needs, marketplace norms, and best practices. His/her key focus is to create and execute a pricing and packaging plan across multiple sales platforms that achieve the revenue and fan engagement objectives of the tournament.
The role is based in New York City but involves some travel to event sites. Often work will be required after regular business hours and on weekends to match the time zones of our partners as well as the tennis calendar. The 2019 event will be in Geneva Switzerland, with future events rotating between Europe and rest of the world cities. Read More