Ticketing startup SeatGeek has a new CTO.
Brian Murphy formerly held the identical place at Tumblr (which, like TechCrunch, is owned by Verizon Media) and has also served as vice president of engineering at The New York Situations and senior director of technological innovation at Condé Nast.
“Brian is an amazing leader and staff-builder who has overseen engineering teams for some amazing providers,” said SeatGeek co-founder and CEO Jack Groetzinger in a statement. “He is a perfect healthy for this job at SeatGeek and embodies the values we hold – he loves building great goods, is humble but intense in how he techniques possibilities, and is concentrated on making experiences dwell occasion fans will like.”
Murphy instructed me his occupation started off in consulting, but he’s been attracted to technological innovation roles in media providers because he was “drawn to all the good artistic individuals who want to use their technological innovation in that medium.”
As for SeatGeek, Murphy explained it as a “very consumer-oriented, incredibly cell-focused” company that’s now going into the business company by functioning with teams and venues to sell tickets. He also said he’ll be functioning on international enlargement and assisting SeatGeek create a broader dwell occasion encounter.
“You’ve kind of started off to see it with partnerships with Lyft and Snapchat and Spotify,” he said.”There’s definitely an prospect how we provide our Starbucks-esque encounter to the stadium.”
Murphy additional that he’ll be “very, incredibly busy with recruiting.”
Meanwhile, SeatGeek’s outgoing CTO Eric Waller is not leaving the company — rather, he’s starting to be chief item officer.