Scott O’Neil Joins Advisory Board

  Scott O’Neil Joins Advisory Board

Former Madison Square Garden president joins sports and entertainment industry
         leaders guiding online ticket innovator’s accelerated growth

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- February 7, 2013, the live entertainment industry’s first online marketplace for
the safe and secure liquidation of unsold ticket inventory, today announced
the addition of Scott O’Neil  to the company’s advisory board. In his 20-year
career, O’Neil has served as a senior executive for some of the pre-eminent
sports and entertainment brands including Madison Square Garden (the New York
Knicks, New York Rangers and New York Liberty), the Philadelphia Eagles, and
the National Basketball Association. O’Neil joins a world-class team of
industry leaders and investors including David Goldberg, former Ticketmaster
EVP; Gideon Yu, president of the San Francisco 49ers and former chief
financial officer of Facebook and YouTube; Shari Redstone, vice chairman of
the board of Viacom and CBS; Finn Wentworth, former president and chief
operating officer of YankeeNets; and Cheryl Rosner, former CEO of and president of

“Scott’s strategic insight and track record of building exceptional businesses
will be an invaluable asset as our business continues to scale quickly,” said
Adam Kanner, CEO. “He is joining an incomparable team of
advisors, directors, investors and management who are all dedicated to solving
the two biggest issues facing the live entertainment industry today – filling
seats in brand-protected manner and bringing back casual and price sensitive
fans by increasing the affordability of live event tickets.”

“Unsold ticket inventory is an age-old issue for the live events industry, but
at the same time a huge opportunity for,” said Scott O’Neil.
“ is the only business that offers consumers deep savings on
tickets in a way that protects the brand of the property and the integrity of
full-price sales. With greater than 500% growth in the last year,
has incredible velocity and is poised to transform the way unsold ticket
inventory is moved. I’m thrilled to be joining the team at and
look forward to supporting its continued growth and success.”

In his years at the Philadelphia Eagles, National Basketball Association and
Madison Square Garden, O'Neil established a reputation as a decisive leader
and change agent, growth driver and builder of world-class organizations.
During O’Neil’s tenure as president of Madison Square Garden Sports, revenue
for MSG Sports grew over 40%. As president, O’Neil oversaw the business
operations of The Madison Square Garden Company’s (MSG) three professional
sports teams, the New York Knicks, New York Rangers and New York Liberty,
leading some of the most coveted brands in sports.

O'Neil came to MSG from the National Basketball Association (NBA), where as
senior vice president he oversaw the league’s team marketing and business
operations. He advised NBA and WNBA teams on ticket sales and service,
sponsorship development, and marketing. He also managed the NBA’s Canadian
business, Relationship Marketing, and the NBA Development League. During his
tenure at the NBA, O’Neil was instrumental in NBA teams combining to set the
all-time record for regular and postseason gate receipts, attendance and
sponsorship revenues during multiple seasons. He also was a driving force in
creating a culture of sharing best practices that became the gold standard in
how leagues and teams can work together to collectively lift the total

Before joining the NBA he oversaw the launch of HoopsTV, serving as the
company’s president. The company raised $15M and challenged the NBA for
digital thought leadership in basketball. Earlier in his career, O’Neil honed
his sales and marketing expertise with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National
Football League, where he became vice president of sales, and the New Jersey
Nets, where he began his career as a marketing assistant.

About enables consumers to get great tickets for live sports, concert
and theater events – at guaranteed savings of up to 60 percent.
customers pick their own price on seats from the floor to the rafters, always
pay less than box office price, and never pay any fees. For its partners, is the first and only opaque sales channel to move unsold ticket
inventory in a way that protects the ticket owner’s brand and full-price
sales. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., was founded in 2009
and is backed by Bain Capital and U.S. Venture Partners. was
recently recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Most Promising Companies and
by Billboard as one of the 10 Best Start-ups of 2012.

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Peter Sinclair
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