|By Business Wire||
|January 2, 2014 04:06 PM EST||
ScoreBig.com, the live entertainment industry’s first online marketplace for the safe and secure liquidation of unsold ticket inventory, today announced that the company’s board of directors has promoted David Goldberg to chief executive officer, succeeding ScoreBig.com co-founder and CEO Adam Kanner who is assuming the role of executive chairman. A former Ticketmaster EVP and longtime ScoreBig.com advisor, Goldberg was most recently ScoreBig.com’s chief strategy officer after serving several years on the company’s board.
“We’re closing in on the end of another huge year for the company and I’m thrilled to welcome David to his new role as CEO to guide the company into its next chapter and oversee its continued progress,” said Adam Kanner. “He has been an outstanding contributor to the company since its inception as an advisory board member and even more valuable as ScoreBig’s chief strategy officer. David is among the most respected ticketing executives within the entertainment industry and brings his extensive experience to bear in a role he’s had great success in before. I’ve never been more excited or optimistic about our future.”
“It’s a great privilege to be asked to lead ScoreBig at this important phase in the company’s development,” said David Goldberg. “I’m fortunate to able to continue to work with Adam in his full-time role as executive chairman along with the world-class team he has built. We have incredible momentum and opportunities in the pipeline to continue to expand on ScoreBig’s first-of-its-kind consumer marketplace where consumers can save up to 60% on great sports, concert and theater tickets. We are well positioned to achieve the company’s vision and to increase the already significant value we provide ticket providers and consumers alike.”
Prior to joining ScoreBig.com as chief strategy officer, Goldberg 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). Goldberg joined Youbet from Ticketmaster, where he was EVP of Global Music Services 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. Goldberg also co-founded and helped start up two early digital media businesses: Tunes.com and Sportvision.
Today’s developments are the latest in a series of major milestones as ScoreBig.com continues its rapid expansion. In 2012, ScoreBig.com experienced over 600% revenue growth, and was recognized for significant achievements including being named one of the 10 Most Innovative Start-ups of 2012 by Billboard Magazine. In recent months, the company became the official live entertainment ticketing provider for the United Airlines MileagePlus® program, was named one of the most innovative companies in LA by the Los Angeles Business Journal and continues to rapidly grow its consumer base and roster of live entertainment partners.
ScoreBig.com provides consumers guaranteed savings of up to 60 percent on great tickets for live sports, concert and theater events. ScoreBig.com customers pick their own price on seats from the floor to the rafters - all at below box office prices. For its partners, ScoreBig.com 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., ScoreBig.com was founded in 2009 and is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners and the Checketts Partners Investment Fund. ScoreBig.com was recently recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Most Promising Companies, by Billboard as one of the 10 Best Start-ups of 2012 and by Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Awards program recognizing the region’s most innovative companies.